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Wednesday 23 August | 2017

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MISTRA’s newsletter aims to inform 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 work.

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Monday 19 June | 2017

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MISTRA’s newsletter aims to inform 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 work.

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Friday 14 April | 2017

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MISTRA’s newsletter aims to inform 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 work.

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Monday 20 March | 2017

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MISTRA’s newsletter aims to inform 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 work.

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Monday 19 December | 2016

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MISTRA’s newsletter aims to inform 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 work.

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Wednesday 31 August | 2016

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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 work.

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Friday 8 July | 2016

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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.

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Tuesday 1 March | 2016

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In Monthly Briefing Number #36 we report on:

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Friday 8 January | 2016

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In Monthly Briefing Number#35 we report on: • The 4th BRICS International Competition Conference, including Joel Netshitenzhe’s presentation on Competition, inequality and inclusive growth • The Indian Diaspora Conference: Celebrating 155 years of Indians in South Africa, where Y Abba Omar spoke on the position of Indians in the ANC debates on the National Question • The Current Global Dynamics: Order and Disorder? Exploring the Implications for Africa symposium • The MISTRA Roundtable on Whiteness - Whites, Afrikaans, Afrikaners: Addressing Post-Apartheid Legacies, Privileges and Burdens • A range of media articles on MISTRA’s Whiteness roundtable and on the Indian Diaspora Conference: Celebrating 155 years of Indians in South Africa

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Monday 2 November | 2015

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In issue Number#34 we report on: A Roundtable on Whiteness, the launch conference of research report titled Earth, Wind & Fire and other news from MISTRA

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Thursday 13 August | 2015

In issue Number#33 we report on the launch of The Oxford Companion to the Economics of SA by MISTRA and Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), University of Cape Town, the launch of the research report on The Rise and Decline and Rise of China: Searching for an Organising Philosophy, a Roundtable on Energy Choice and The Evolution of Systems of Innovations in South Africa, and the appointment of Khangwelo Tshivhase as the intern in Knowledge Economy and Scientific Advancement (KESA) and the appointment of Solomon Thoka as the Intern in Consultancy Services.

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Friday 12 June | 2015

In issue Number#32 we report on MISTRA’s occasional lecture by Mr Anand Sharma, a skaftin on South African prisons, an interview with Joel Netshitenzhe on MISTRA’s fifth anniversary, articles and interviews and the appointment of Siphokazi Mdidimba as the intern in Publications and Events.

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Thursday 23 April | 2015

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MMB 31 reports on an upcoming MISTRA ocassional lecture, a gathering of progressive think tanks meeting to discuss climate change, a dialogue on Chinese and African Historical Processes and Civilisations, a range of media articles and recent appointments.

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Thursday 19 March | 2015

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MMB30 reports on MISTRA's Roundtable on the Role of Intellectuals in the State-Society Nexus, a public debate on "What is the state of the nation?", recent media articles and recent appointments.

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Wednesday 11 February | 2015

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MMB #29 reports on MISTRA's upcoming Roundtable on the Role of Intellectuals in the State-Society Nexus, The Workshop on Green Economy, recent media articles and recent appointments.

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Thursday 6 November | 2014

In issue Number#27 we report o a joint conference by the Mapungubwe Institute and the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute on 12-13 November 2014 at UNISA. An Oxfam and Civil Society Inequality Symposium addressed by Joel Netshitenzhe and the release of MISTRA’s research findings on the elections.

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Monday 6 October | 2014

In issue Number#26 we report on an upcoming colloquium titled Earth, Wind & Fire, MISTRA’s participation in the Harambee "Accelerating inclusive youth employment" conference. As well as a range of articles by MISTRA Staff

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Friday 29 August | 2014

In Monthly Briefing Number#25 we report on MISTRA’s Nation Formation and Social Cohesion Conference and a reflection on the conference by Professor Gauhar Raza, a MISTRA Fellow; as well as a number of articles written on the theme of Nation Formation and Social Cohesion.

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Tuesday 8 July | 2014

In issue Number#23 we report on MISTRA’s upcoming ANNUAL LECTURE, presented by Mrs Graça Machel, entitled The fluidity of African Identity in a changing continent: For Africa to live, the nation must die? In addition MISTRA will be hosting a roundtable in partnership with the Embassy of Cuba to mark the anniversary of Cuba’s National Day. The theme of the roundtable is: The logic of the social, economic and political changes in Cuba in the last 10 years and will be presented by Cuban Ambassador H. E. Carlos Fernandez de Cossío.

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Wednesday 30 April | 2014

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.

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Tuesday 11 March | 2014

In Number#20 we report on a roundtable on a "humanitarian approach to service delivery", on the launch of the 2014 African Transformation Report and on other developments at MISTRA.

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Friday 20 December | 2013

In issue Number#19 we are proud to announce the completion of, and release of two research reports: Essays on the Evolution of the Post-Apartheid State: Legacies, Reforms and Prospects and Patronage Politics Divides Us. We also report on the Inaugural Pixley ka Isaka Seme Annual Lecture Series at Columbia University presented by Joel Netshitenzhe, MISTRA’s Executive Director.

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Monday 28 October | 2013

Monthly Briefing #18 reports on the first Pixley ka Isaka Seme Annual Lecture Series at Columbia University in New York presented by Joel Netshitenzhe and the elease of the integrated research findings of two of its core research projects: Poverty, Inequality and Patronage and The Evolution Of The Post-1994 South African State.

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Monday 7 October | 2013

MISTRA Monthly Briefing Number#17 reports on the launch of the report on PGMs, on the forthcoming release of the African Transformation Report and on a panel discussion and conference jointly hosted by MISTRA and PARI.

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Monday 19 August | 2013

MISTRA Montly Briefing#16 reports on colloquia on our research projects on Nation Formation and PGMs and also on a conference on Sustainable Livelihoods convened by SANPAD and a skaftin session the philosophies of Dag Hammarskjold.

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Wednesday 10 July | 2013

In Monthly Briefing Number#15 we report on the release of two research reports, we highlight a roundtable held by MISTRA in collaboration with the Wits P&DM on the crisis within the NGO sector. In this issue, we also report on a skaftin session presented by the Director of Publications at the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), Mr Solani Ngobeni. He offered insights into the publishing industry and how researchers and scholars can get their work published.

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Thursday 23 May | 2013

In issue Number#14 we have great pleasure in announcing the completion of MISTRA’s two-year research project on the rise and decline of the Mapungubwe civilisation, and a conference to launch the Research Report entitled Mapungubwe Reconsidered. We also report on the hugely successful public lecture given by Dr Francis Fukuyama and organized in partnership between MISTRA and the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP) at the University of Cape Town. And we report on a workshop on growth, job creation and financial stability with Gunter Pauli, a world-renowned innovator and entrepreneur, jointly hosted by MISTRA and the South African Reserve Bank.

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Friday 10 May | 2013

In issue Number#13 we have great pleasure in announcing an upcoming strategic reflection: A lecture by Dr Francis Fukuyama entitled: “The end of the end of history: the lessons of the global economic crisis” to be convened in partnership with the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP) at the University of Cape Town, to take place on 10th May 2013.

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Thursday 7 March | 2013

Monthly Briefing#12 reports on roundtables convened in partnership between MISTRA and the Department of Public Management at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) - with representatives of the State of Delaware (USA), and Delaware University.

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Monday 21 January | 2013

Issue Number#11 reports on the conference and release of the final research report on The Art, Science and Philosophy of South African Football and on a Colloquium on preliminary research findings of The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity.

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Monday 19 November | 2012

MISTRA Montly Briefing #10 provides brief reports on a skaftin by Jeffrey Sehume, and a skaftin by Graeme Bloch, senior researcher in the Faculty of Political Economy, on “What Education System is suitable for the South African condition?”

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Friday 28 September | 2012

Issue Number #9 reports on workshops by the Faculties of Political Economy and Humanities to introduce their new priority research projects. We report on a workshop held by the Knowledge Economy and Scientific Advancement (KESA) Faculty to reflect on the approach to four research projects to be undertaken by MISTRA in 2013/14.

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MISTRA Archives

Mr Ndletyana comments . . .

Mr Ndletyana writes on SA Sovereignty following the Gupta-Zuma Affair and Mr Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi expresses his views on the relevance of chieftainship

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Encouraging debate to . . .

Mahmood Mamdani – man on a mission to find answers to worldwide political and social challenges, writes Janet Smith.

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