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'If Africa is serious about a free trade area it needs to act quickly, and differently'. The Conversation, 09.01.2017

In their latest op-ed for The Conversation GovInn Deputy Director Dr Chris Nshimbi and UNISA Senior Lecturer in political economy Samuel Oloruntoba assess Africa's regional integration project in light of the 2016 affirmation on the continent-wide free trade area in Addis Ababa at the African Union.

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Poet Jessica Mbangeni paying tribute to Adv Madonsela

The Thuli Madonsela Good Governance Lecture, 1 November 2016

Advocate Madonsela addressed the question of what good governance is, who governs and for whom. This event will be held annually, with good governance leaders and practitioners being identified and invited to speak on the importance of governance innovation.

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Debating South Africa's Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC)

The announced withdrawal of South Africa from the ICC, along with several other African states, has sparked a wide debate on the role and limitations of the Court. It has elicited a renewed focus on global governance institutions, including concerns over the limits and scope of such institutions.

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Trump leaves citizens a job to do, Op-ed on Business Day, 23.11.2016

The election of Donald Trump to the White House has been a cold shower not only to many Americans but also to myriad intelligent individuals committed to social transformation and justice the world over. By Lorenzo Fioramonti

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GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW MEASUREMENTS AND NEW PRACTICES


How can governance evolve and innovate?

Can current crises become opportunities to re-think our social, political and economic governance?

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The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) is the first research institution in Africa dedicated entirely to governance innovation.

GovInn is  an ‘innovation laboratory’ capable of generating new thinking about governance and development. It focuses on cutting-edge research, attracting innovators from all over the world. In short, GovInn is an intellectual ‘inn’ for innovation in the 21st century.

At GovInn we focus on:

 



 

What is governance innovation?
The term 'governance' indicates the complexity of decision-making processes in contemporary political and economic affairs. As opposed to the more traditional 'government', the idea of governance presupposes a fragmentation and diffusion of authority. Due to economic, social and cultural dynamics, no government nowadays can simply govern 'alone'. It is bound to share 'bits and pieces' of authority with other entities, from non-governmental organizations to regional institutions and private corporations. READ MORE


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