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

The 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.

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.

Virtual July graduation celebration
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 - 12:30

Professor Faizel Ismail (Director) and Dr Shanil Haricharan (Academic Director) at the University of Cape Town's Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance congratulate the 2021 Master of Development Policy and Practice graduates. 

May 2021 Newsletter
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 21:45

The School would like to thank all of you from home and abroad who sent through messages of support and expressions of concern following the UCT fire.

How Africa Should Approach Trade and Industrialisation
Mon, 03 May 2021 - 12:30

The African Continental Free Trade Area is a positive step, but it is no panacea. If Africa is to overcome barriers to structural transformation and industrialisation, a broader strategy, based on developmental regionalism, will be needed.

AfCFTA must be about industrialisation, not just trade
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 11:30

Industrial capacity, capabilities and competence vary across countries and regions, which can open countries to uneven trade dynamics.

Women leadership in local government space
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 - 15:45

The Local Government Women Leadership Development Programme (LGWLDP), initiated by SALGA and delivered by University of Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance in partnership with Zenande Leadership, has successfully welcomed its first cohort.