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    MISTRA Monthly Briefing #6

    Date published:30 September  2013
    Article category: Papers

    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.

    During 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 Ndletyana.

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