In issue Number
#6 we provide a report on a joint
conference, hosted by MISTRA and The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES),
entitled “Towards Rio+10: Sustainable Development and The Role of the State” held in Cape Town.
We also provide a
report following the conference outlining its implications in South Africa and
globally, by Sarraounia Samuels, as
well as the full text of Minister Trevor
Manuel’s Key Note address, and an interview by Fazila Farouk, executive director of The South African Civil
Society Information Service (SACSIS) with Joel
Netshitenzhe, MISTRA’s Executive
Director on the role of government in sustainable development.
the 2012/13 financial year the Mapungubwe
Institute for Strategic Reflection’s (MISTRA) content team will be
launching nine new research projects, which are outlined in this Monthly
Briefing. And we’re proud to announce the forthcoming release of Songs
and Secrets, the long-awaited memoir of Barry Gilder, Director
Operations at MISTRA.
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