'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...
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,...
DST-NRF Internship Programme 2019/2020
Posted on October 05, 2018
Applications for the DST-NRF Internship Programme 2019/20 are now open and close on the 2 November 2018. Masters and Honours students are encouraged to apply.
CHCI Africa Workshop- Addis 2019
Posted on May 14, 2018
Africa as Concept and Method: Emancipation, Decolonization, Freedom
The first CHCI Africa Workshop, Addis 2019, will be held at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia). Hosted by the Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centers (CHCI) in collaboration with the College of Performing and Visual Art...
What is “the Local”? Exploring grassroots justice systems as a means of understanding the local
Posted on April 19, 2018
Dr. Cori Wielanga reflects on peacebuilding, transitional justice and the need to develop diverse justice and norms.
2018 Shanghai Summer School- BRICS Program
Posted on April 10, 2018
Shanghai Summer School- BRICS Program is a short-term educational program that provides an opportunity for the undergraduates, postgraduates and junior researchers from BRICS countries to live and study in Shanghai, China for one month. Applications close 3/05/2018