The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Senior Fellow, mentor and friend. The School would like to extend heartfelt condolences to Professor Mkandawire’s wife, Kaarina Klint, his children, grand-children, family and friends, many whom are former students.
The Mandela School, Afrobarometer session that was set to take place on 23 April 2020 has been postponed. The Afrobarometer, is a survey that provides robust and representative views of the adult population in 34 African countries on a range of key issues relating to, inter alia, governance, perceived performance of public institutions, service delivery, civil society engagement, public participation, leadership, corruption and democratic values.
The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town has an exciting opportunity for UCT postgraduate students in economics, politics, sociology, environmental sciences, built environment, and any field that would be enhanced by an understanding of enabling reform in complex governance settings.
The University of Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Alan Hirsch into the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC). The establishment of the PEAC was announced during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address of February 2018.
The University of Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance in partnership with the Kofi Annan Foundation, with the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), held a successful two-day conference titled: “Democracy in Central and Southern Africa: The Road Ahead”.
Just 11% of countries in Africa are politically ‘free’, and the average level of democracy, understood as the respect for political rights and civil liberties, fell in each of the last 14 years. In the SADC region, five countries have lost ground since 2006.