MISTRA Head of Humanity faculty, Yacoob Abba Omar's speech at the Electoral Commission of Namibia and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance's 2016 Policy Dialogue Series on Money in the Electoral Process in Windhoek, Namibia. read more
On the 4th of August 2016, MISTRA’s Council of Advisors’ member, Dr. Adrian Enthoven delivered a lecture at the Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Lecture hosted by the University of Stellenbosch. read more
To understand this evening’s complex theme, it is critical, first and foremost, to appreciate where we are today as a nation. Lest we forget, the mid-1990s delivered a political compact in which the contending forces chose, in pursuit of the interests of their constituencies, to recoil from a scorched earth policy, from which any victor would have inherited a wasteland. Eighteen years later, in 2012, with the adoption of the National Development Plan (NDP), a unique possibility presented itself for us to forge a social compact, more intently and more speedily, to address the socio-economic legacy. read more
Mapungubwe Institute's Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe's tribute at Mtholephi Mthimkhulu's rememberance ceremony on 25 June 2016. read more
The Management of African Political Parties School (MAPPS) hosted Mapungubwe Institute's Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe, for its lecture which took place on 24 May 2016. read more
I should start off by acknowledging the leadership of the party and the People's Government of Yiwu City and the Zheijang University, as well as the distinguished colleagues from Africa and further afield. We are indebted to both the City and the University for the excellent organisation of this 5th Meeting of the China-Africa Think Tanks Forum.
Their hospitality and organisation, including the identification of themes and sub-themes, allowed us to interrogate critical issues, as Africa and China take our economies to higher and qualitatively better trajectories of development.
Our challenge, as always, is to ensure that the outcome of the discussions infuses strategy and policy-making within both the public and private sectors.
I wish, from a personal perspective, to draw some of the strands from the discussions. read more
No easy path for HIV/AIDS
Speech at SA AIDS Conference by Y Abba Omar,
Director Operations, Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA)
12 June 2015
Programme Director, Colleagues, Comrades, Friends. Ladies and Gentlemen.
As the Deputy DG of Government Communications I served on the Inter-Ministerial Committee on HIV/AIDS, chaired by then Deputy President Mbeki. When the first South African National AIDS Council was appointed I served on that august body more or less until my diplomatic posting in 2003.
Thursday 14 August | 2014
Address by former Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe at MISTRA's Conference on Nation Formation and Social Cohesion, held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on 14th August 2014
On the 2nd July 2014 MISTRA’s Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe delivered a presentation at a High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York. read more
Thursday 7 November | 2013
Paper delivered by MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe at the 10th Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture entitled, "The state of the South African state" which speaks to the challenges the South African state faces on its path to social transformation read more
Thursday 17 October | 2013
‘The South African Journey To A Social Compact’ by Cyril Ramaphosa, MISTRA Patron at Patron's Dinner on 17 October 2013. read more
Address By The Minister Of Science And Technology, Derek Hanekom, At The Launch Of The Mistra Research Report On Platinum Group Metals At Gallagher Estate On 30 August 2013 read more
"The Origins of Political Order", a MISTRA public lecture by Francis Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. read more
Prof Ihron Rensburg ,Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg welcomes Dr Greg read more
Saturday 2 February | 2013
A speech delivered by Joel Netshitenzhe: Executive Director (Mapungubwe Institute, MISTRA) at the COSATU Chris Hani Institute:Comparing Brazil and South Africa: A Labour Perspective. read more
Saturday 20 October | 2012
A speech delivered by MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe, entiled- "While the ANC Lives, Oliver Tambo Cannot Die" in celebration of the lives of Presidents of the ANC read more
The launch of the African Union (AU) and its political programme, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), ten years ago in 2002 in Durban South Africa, represented continuity of change. read more
Presentation delivered by MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe, at the Poverty Colloquium jointly organised by the University of Johannesburg, BLSA and MISTRA on 21 July 2011. read more
"The Global Political Economy And The Future Of Africa by Prof Dani Wadada Nabudere" at MISTRA Launch March 2011. read more
”The importance of strategic thinking to the development of nations and also why the profession was unable to foresee and avert the global economic crisis" by Prof Dominic Salvatore, presented at the launch of MISTRA, March 2011. read more
"Based on the composition of Mapungubwe Institute leadership as well as the intellectuals taking part in its various research projects I made so bold as to infer that the establishment of Mapungubwe Institute is another positive step in our intellectual and reflective firmament." Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe at the launch of MISTRA read more