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The Nelson Mandela School offers dynamic and contemporary postgraduate programmes
Wed, 26 May 2021 - 12:45

The Nelson Mandela School offers diverse, dynamic, and contemporary two-year graduate academic programmes that provide a highly rewarding learning experience for both part-time and full-time students.

Applications open for the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 - 14:15

Applications are now open for LSE’s Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme for social-change leaders who are working to tackle inequality.

Media interviews and Op-Eds from Adjunct Prof Nimrod Zalk
Mon, 03 May 2021 - 12:30

Adjunct Professor Nimrod Zalk is an industrial development adviser and teaches MPhil in Development Policy and Practice. Here are some of his recently published media interviews and op-eds.

Making the TRIPS Agreement Work Effectively
Sat, 06 Nov 2021 - 12:45

The Doha Declaration on TRIPS Agreement and Public Health has been of limited relevance in addressing the challenges of the pandemic. Learn more in a recent policy brief published by the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development.

Leading in Public Life: Women, Influence, Power Programme 2021
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 12:15

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, together with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa, are pleased to announce the Leading in Public Life: Women, Influence, Power Programme 2021. The programme aims to promote and strengthen the inclusive representation of women in political and public leadership roles.

Op-Ed | The world needs a different type of ambition
Tue, 05 Oct 2021 - 11:45

What follows is an edited version of the keynote address presented by University of Cape Town (UCT) Honorary Professor Carlos Lopes of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance on the first day of the recent International Summit on SDGs in Africa 2021 hosted by UCT. 

Insights from Professor Carlos Lopes
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 13:00


Professor Carlos Lopes mainstream media interviews – his interviews cover topics such as Africa's ability to access green technology, the African Continental Free Trade Area, the ongoing pressures the COVID-19 pandemic puts on Africa, and so much more about the structural transformation and global economy. 


Op-Ed | Africa has a great strategic plan: now it needs to roll up its sleeves and take action
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 - 13:45

When the United Nations started framing its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2012 – a shared blueprint for working towards global peace and prosperity by 2030 – Africa was the first region to submit its list of priorities.

Policy Brief | The WTO TRIPS Waiver Should Help Build Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity in Africa
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 16:00

Professor Faizel Ismail, the School Director, has recently published a policy brief on vaccine manufacturing capacity in Africa with The South Centre.

Vacancy: Researcher on Climate Change and Development
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 14:30

The Mandela School is seeking a researcher candidate for a twelve-month fellowship in climate change and development, based at the University of Cape Town.


The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Developmental Regionalism: A handbook
Mon, 31 May 2021 - 14:30

Professor Faizel Ismail, the Mandela School Director, published a handbook recently and is now available in digital format.

Nigeria: The politicisation of election management bodies comes at a high cost to democracy and must stop
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 - 20:15

[Op-Ed] Samson Itodo, an experienced community organiser and development practitioner with over a decade of experience in constitution building, governance reform, electoral governance, civic engagement, and political organising, writes about the politicisation of election management in Nigeria.