'COVID-19 is an extraordinary opportunity to turn the economic soil inside out' - UP academic on how government has a chance to rebalance livelihoods in SA
Posted on April 23, 2020
Among the many extraordinary moments in the ANC’s long history was the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 and the liberation of South Africa in 1994. The first occasion signalled the final dash towards freedom, while the second created the possibility of transforming the state from a slave...
ANALYSIS: COVID-19: Can China’s ‘soft power’ propel it to world leadership?
Posted on April 02, 2020
Soft power is generally deployed when countries are inspired by certain values and the civilisation of another nation to the point that they are moved to emulate such standards, offers retired lawyer and political thinker Lam Pin Foo.
ANALYSIS: Probe into the death of UN boss 60 years ago needs South Africa’s help
Posted on February 27, 2020
Democratic South Africa has skeletons in the closet that it needs to address. One of these is the death of Dag Hammarskjöld, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), in a plane crash shortly after midnight on 17 to 18 September 1961. The plane went down as it approached Ndola, a mining...
DAAD SHORT-TERM RESEARCH VISIT TO PHILIPPS-UNIVERSITY MARBURG, GERMANY
Posted on June 20, 2019
Marlie Holtzhausen is a PhD student in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. Ms Holtzhausen’s research asks how Relational and Human Economy Approaches can inform and guide innovative ways of understanding and addressing poverty and inequality in South Africa....
PhD Leadership and Security Studies
Posted on June 14, 2019
King’s College London and the University of Pretoria welcome expressions of interest in the joint PhD programme: Leadership and Security Studies. The Joint-PhD is housed within the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London (KCL) and the Department of Political Sciences,...
Visiting Scholar Dr. Atwebembeire
Posted on March 14, 2019
The Department is pleased to welcome several visiting scholars. Dr. John Mushomi Atwebembeire joins us from Makerere University.
Saphia Essop visit to the 2018 United Ambassador-Model UN Conference, Geneva
Posted on March 14, 2019
Third-year student, Saphia Essop attended the 2018 United Ambassadors Model UN in Geneva
Call for Papers: Nation Divided? The Prospects and Limitations of Social Cohesion Building in South Africa
Posted on February 13, 2019
As part of the project “A Nation Divided? Assessing and Analyzing Social Cohesion in South Africa”, jointly coordinated by the University of Cape Town (prof. Justine Burns) and KU Leuven (prof. Arnim Langer), we welcome paper abstracts concerning the prospects and limitations of...