In issue Number#7 we report on a MISTRA skaftien session with Prof Dominick Salvatore, the Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Economics at Fordham University in New York. We also report in brief on a joint workshop hosted by MISTRA and Productivity South Africa on National Competitiveness, and a workshop convened by our research project on Nation Formation and Social Cohesion, which brought together its core team of researchers.
And we provide the full text of a presentation by MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe, on challenges of political incumbency, an extract of which was published in the Sunday Times under the title “Why good people go bad”. We also provide an article by MISTRA researcher, Graeme Bloch on why South Africa needs a unified vision for the future of our schools.
In addition we are proud to introduce four new young researchers who have joined MISTRA as interns, and we provide an excerpt of Songs and Secrets by Barry Gilder, MISTRA’s Director of Operations.
We also include the full text of Joel Netshitenzhe’s analysis of the showdown between the DA and COSATU in Johannesburg around the issue of the youth wage subsidy, as well as articles by Graeme Bloch and Dr Mcebisi Ndletyana