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    MISTRA Monthly Briefing 38

    Date published:08 July  2016
    Article category: Media

    MISTRA’s Monthly Briefing is a newsletter from the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection.  It aims to inform MISTRA’s partners about the Institute’s research, strategic reflections, published papers, and other news relating to the network of people and organisations committed to MISTRA’s strategic engagement with the issues facing South Africa. The briefing is issued monthly.

    In issue Number#38 we report on:

    The Roundtable on Black Industrialists in the Green Economy held in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) that took place on 29 June 2016 at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).

    The Roundtable on the Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) Report on the Social Profile of Youth (2009 – 2014) that took place on the 28th June 2016 under the theme: Has South Africa Missed the Demographic Dividend? Social Profile of Youth and Implications for the Country’s Development.

    Strategic Reflections by MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe, on the ‘Relationship Between Party and State’ at the Management of African Political Parties School (MAPPS) lecture in Observatory.

    Tribute and Reflection on Mtholephi Mthimkhulu by Joel Netshitenzhe during Mtholephi’s remembrance ceremony on 25 June 2016 in KwaZulu Natal.

    MISTRA's Assistant Researcher, Ms Duduetsang Mokoele, represents MISTRA and South Africa at theFoundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) Millennial Dialogue Call to Europe VI Conference held in Brussels from the 16th to 17th June 2016.

    MISTRA Head of Political Economy, Mr Ralph Mathekga, and Senior Researcher, Dr Betchani Tchereni, represent MISTRA at the University of South Africa’s (UNISA) 18th Annual Africa Day Conference.

    A range of media articles and interviews, including, ‘Getting to the Core of State Capture’ by Joel Netshitenzhe,‘The Nexus between Water, Food and Energy in the Macro Environment’ by Zama Mazibuko, ‘The Ugly Truth About Tshwane’ by Asanda Luwaca and articles by MISTRA Fellow, Mcebisi Ndletyana titled ‘ANC Accepts Merit Does Matter’ and ‘Hlaudi’s Reign an Ominous Signal About Who Will Get Thuli’s Job’ as well as television and radio interviews with Ralph Mathekga, Head of Political Economy Faculty.

    MISTRA’s Faculty Head Humanity, Dr. Hester du Plessis’ move to the HSRC.

    The appointment of Ms Siphokazi Sigenu as MISTRA’s Communication Officer.

    We hope you find our Monthly Briefings informative and invite you to visit our website, where you will find more information on our research, key papers and media on MISTRA.

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