MISTRA Monthly Briefing#21
- 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#21 we report on participation by Ms Radhika Perrot on "Innovation in Energy" on CNBC Africa Power Talk with Chris
Bishop; a book
talk by MISTRA Head of Political Economy, Dr Mcebisi Ndletyana on
Patronage Politics at the University of the Western
Cape as well as his participation at the 6th
Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) Academic Forum in Brazil. We also report on participation by Joel
Netshitenzhe, Dr Mcebisi Ndletyana and David Maimela in a learning exchange on
youth unemployment hosted in partnership with MISTRA and Harambee. And we report on the participation by Ayender
Makhuvela in a discussion on ‘Born-Frees in the May 2014 elections” on African
Dialogues on Channel Africa. And we also report on a MISTRA skaftin on “The Evolution of Whiteness” by Prof Melissa
Steyn from the Wits University Centre for Diversity Studies.
We also report on a range of media articles by MISTRA staff, including: MISTRA
researcher, David Maimela on
Nigeria’s new positioning as Africa’s largest economy; Dr
Mceibisi Ndletyana on “Our
History has reached turning point”,
and “ANC’s Morality is on the line”; Oupa Makhalemele (researcher on MISTRA’s Evolution of the State research
project), on “South Africa in Africa and the World”; MISTRA Senior Researcher, Dr Betchani Tchereni on The
Civil Obligation of Saving; Nicola Viegi and Rachel Browne on
The Arithmetic of Savings, as well as
an article by Albert Pule on the
story of South Africa’s path to democracy, in which he speaks to David Maimela
about the meaning of ‘freedom’.
MISTRA is also proud to announce that Board
member, Luli Callinicos has been nominated as the first Reading
Ambassador for the 2014 Jozi Book Fair. We introduce three new appointments: Lorraine
Pillay as Financial Manager, Magati Ndini as Resource Mobilization Officer
and Sedireng Lerakong as Junior
Researcher in the Faculty of Political Economy.
Download PDF of Monthly Briefing#21: MMB21.pdf