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  • Narrowing the Gap between International and Local Actors in Peacebuilding Efforts in South Sudan

    Posted on November 17, 2017

    This discussion will explore local and international peacebuilding approaches, focusing on South Sudan as a case study, and offer recommendations for improving the coordination between local and international peacebuilding efforts.

  • #IEndHate Campaign 2017

    Posted on November 06, 2017

    The #IEndHate campaign - a third year class (STL 320) project

  • UP joins The Global Classroom

    Posted on October 30, 2017

    The University of Pretoria (UP) is the only African university selected to be part of the US-based, University of Akron’s The Global Classroom which selects one university from four continents to participate in relevant political debates of international concern.

  • Updates

    Posted on October 12, 2017

    Updates of Contact Information

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Posted on October 06, 2017

    Postdoctoral researchers with an interest in sustainable development are invited to submit their applications for the GVI Sustainable Development Fellowship Programbefore the 15th of November 2017.

  • Opinion: 'Good Cop, Bad Cop' won't make us North Korea's friend

    Posted on September 26, 2017

    In a recent article on the crisis surrounding North Korea's provocative missile tests, Prof Laurie Nathan from the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria writes that negotiated agreements to manage or resolve protracted conflicts do not have outright winners and losers.

  • Deadline for Applications for Study (2018)

    Posted on September 18, 2017

    The application deadline for all Honours, Masters and PhD study is 30 September 2017.

  • Opinion: The African middle class matters: but not for the reasons commonly put forward

    Posted on August 17, 2017

    Prof Henning Melber, an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, writes about the African middle class in an article that recently appeared on The Conversation.

  • Mandela Day Dialogue

    Posted on July 21, 2017

    Prof Zondi and other colleagues who were part of the dialogue on Mandela, Kathrada and Ethical Leadership on Mandela Day 2017.

  • G20 Protest are Symptomatic

    Posted on July 18, 2017

    For the umpteenth time, the G20 Summit was marred by protests on the streets that have also turned violent as armed riot police clamped down on the protests. Protests have become a common scene outside air conditioned halls where the leaders of 19 major national economies and the European Union...

  • Alternative currencies are the future: why it matters for development

    Posted on July 13, 2017

    Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti from the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, discusses the future of alternative currencies and why it matters for development.

  • Opinion: How to create jobs in the age of robots and low growth

    Posted on June 26, 2017

    Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti, a full professor of Political Economy and founding director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, discusses how jobs can be created in the age of robots and low growth in an article that recently appeared on The...

  • Opinion: Democracy is looking sickly across southern Africa

    Posted on June 22, 2017

    Prof Henning Melber, an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria and the author of The Rise of Africa's Middle Class, writes about the state of democracy in southern Africa in an article that recently appeared on The Conversation.

  • Youth optimism dashed by political, economic uncertainty: GIBS Youth Survey

    Posted on June 19, 2017

    Just five years ago, the annual Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Youth Survey highlighted a society that was upbeat about the future and their career prospects. Back then, 74% of learners felt SA was a good place to have a successful career. In 2017, just 53% of respondents said they...

  • Opinion: Why Helen Zille is wrong about colonialism

    Posted on June 13, 2017

    Prof Christi van der Westhuizen, an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria, explains why Helen Zille is wrong about colonialism.

  • Opinion: As Trump smacks the climate, the world must do better to save the planet

    Posted on June 06, 2017

    In an article that was recently published on The Conversation, Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti writes that it is high time to ask whether conventional approaches to sustainable development are enough to deal with the multiple crises facing the world.

  • IRIN 2017 Summer Internship

    Posted on June 02, 2017

    Call for applications for the IRIN 2017 Summer Internship

  • Opinion: Constitutional Court judges face much more than legal questions in Zuma case

    Posted on June 02, 2017

    Prince Mashele, Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, discusses the issues faced by Constitutional Court judges in the Zuma case, in an article that recently appeared on The Conversation.

  • Opinion: Growth is dying as the silver bullet for success. Why this may be a good thing

    Posted on May 31, 2017

    Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti writes about how growth is dying as the silver bullet for success and why this may be a good thing in an article that recently appeared on The Conversation.

  • Time to lift the ideological haze in debates about Africa's middle class

    Posted on May 25, 2017

    Prof Henning Melber, an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, writes about why it is time to lift the ideological haze in debates about Africa's middle class in an article that recently appeared on The Conversation.

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