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 […]
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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 […]
On Monday 23 November, The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, in conjunction with the Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria, hosted a one day public discussion to position the state of Ubuntu in South Africa. The meeting was attending my many well known academic and independent thinkers on the subject of […]
Watch GovInn Director Lorenzo Fioramonti speak at the annual Wisdom Stockholm Conference in October 2015. You can find more videos relating to the event held in Stockholm here. You can also find more videos on Wellbeing Africa on GovInn’s Youtube channel.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Please join GovInn in a day long workshop, where noted South African thought leaders will discuss the state of Ubuntu and it’s place in the current South African social and political system. The aim of the workshop is to assess whether Ubuntu is merely a buzzword, or whether it is a a force of change in South […]
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 […]