The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and the French Embassy in South Africa invite you to a panel discussion on the issue of religion in International Relations and the French approach of “Laïcité” or secularism in this sphere of agency. Panel discussants include H.E Ambassador Jean-Christophe Peaucelle of the French Republic, H.E. Ambassador Iqbal Jhazbhay (UNISA) former ambassador of South Africa to Eritrea and member of the ANC’s commission for international affairs and Professor Willem Fourie ,Associate Professor at the Department of Theology, University of Pretoria. The panel discussion will take place at GovInn headquarters in Old College House, at the University of Pretoria main campus on Monday 27 March at 16:00.
The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation in partnership with the action research network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa is proud to announce a student award to enhance social and ecological wellbeing at UP.
The Land Matrix Intiative (see also www.landmatrix.org), a project affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, is seeking to recruit a highly motivated communication coordinator whose primary responsibility will be to take charge of communication activities for the Land Matrix initiative.
Bruno Losch, lead political economist at CIRAD and co-director of GovInn, based in Govinn’s Cape Town office at the University of the Western Cape, was host of Africa Live broadcasted by the China Global...
The Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS) in collaboration with the GRAID initiative is holding a colloquium on 8-10 May 2017 in Johannesburg on methods and practices for realizing “Resilience for development.”
Curb your enthusiasm: there are limits to the ‘Gambia-effect’ for the rest of Africa. The Conversation 30.01.2017
In his latest op-ed for The Conversation GovInn Senior research fellow Dr Frank Mattheis warns against over optimism following the relinquishing of power by former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. The article explores the many interrelated forces which contributed to prevalence of the democratically elected Adama Burrow. The full article can be read here.
‘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.
Africa is moving towards crystallising an ambitious integration agenda of establishing a continental free trade area by October. This comes against a backdrop of an apparent trend away from mega-regional trade agreements in both Europe and the US. Read the full article here.
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
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.
The 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security will take place in Cape Town between the 8th and 11th October 2017. This conference is organised in association with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security,...