Entries by GovInn

‘Colonial legacy of mining pioneers poses a dilemma for South Africans’, The Conversation, 25.01.2016

In an article for The Conversation, GovInn Senior Researcher Prince Mashele discusses the linkages of the colonial exploitation of mineral resources and the changes it brought to South Africa, both for infrastructure and divided race relations. The Randlords left behind them a big dilemma: contemporary South Africa is not sure whether to thank them for bringing civilisation, or to […]

‘Rethinking EU-Africa Relations’ Panels at EUIA 2016

ESA-SSA  convened two panels on ‘Rethinking EU-Africa Relations’ at the European Union in International Affairs Conference in Brussels 11-13 May 2016. Panelists and other members of ESA-SSA also met for dinner on 12 May.  Rethinking EU-Africa Relations – Panel I: Security and Human Rights  Chair: John Kotsopoulos (University of Pretoria) Discussant: Toni Haastrup (University of […]

Lorenzo Fioramonti in The Saturday Star – 7 and 14 November 2015

Read articles by Sheree Bega in the Saturday Star, published on 7 November 2015 and 14 November 2015 respectively, on South Africa’s mounting water crisis. The articles contain interviews with Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, who expresses his views on people’s lack of responsibility when it comes to water use and ineffective government response to current water shortage episodes. […]

The Future of the Atlantic Hemisphere – Frank Mattheis participates in dissemination event in Washington, DC

On 1 December 2015 the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University hosted a one-day event to disseminate the results of the research project ATLANTIC FUTURE among Washington, DC policy makers, academics and think tanks. After three years of collaborative research involving 13 partners from Europe, North America, Africa and Latin America, the project has produced a […]

“Stop GDP to Change the World”, The Network of Wellbeing

Read GovInn Director Lorenzo Fioramonti‘s guest blog post on the Network of Wellbeing website. The post is part of the “Sharing the World” series, which focuses on the links between wellbeing, consumerism and the environment. In this post, Professor Fioramonti discusses the negative roll of Gross Domestic Product, and the need to move the focus […]

“Getting real about measuring up”, The Mercury, 18 November 2015

Read about GovInn Director Lorenzo Fioramonti’s participation in “Measuring Well-being and Development in Africa” discussion, as written by Colleen Dardagan for The Mercury. ICHIRA Tambo, who heads Japan’s International Co-operation Agency Research Institute, tells this story: “When I was a college student 35 years ago, I worked in facilitation, co-ordination and interpretation for development country participants in […]

The Role of the European External Action Service in Climate Diplomacy

Adapted from a paper presented by Dr Diarmuid Torney for a workshop at Governance Innovation Week, University of Pretoria, 1-5 June 2015. June 2015 The 2009 Copenhagen climate change summit highlighted the European Union’s (EU) inability to shape international outcomes in line with its own preference. Similarly, the EU’s, responses to the Arab Spring and […]