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The Practice of Policymaking and Implementation first semester elective Master’s course
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 - 10:45

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance has a first semester elective Master’s course that is an excellent opportunity especially for 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. 

Professor Alan Hirsch to serve in the Presidential Economic Advisory Council
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 18:30

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.

APPLY: Master’s in Development Policy and Practice (Part-Time)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 15:30

Applications for the professional master’s degree course: Master’s in Development Policy and Practice with the University of Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance are currently open.

The Mandela School and the Kofi Annan Foundation host successful conference on democracy
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 10:45

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”.

Defending democracy: Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan’s ideals under the spotlight
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 - 12:00

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.

High-level Conference in Cape Town to Examine the State of Democracy in Central and Southern Africa
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 17:15

The conference, titled “Democracy in Central and Southern Africa: The Road Ahead” will take place in Cape Town from 4 to 5 September 2019. The conference is an initiative by the Kofi Annan Foundation and is being organised in partnership with the University of Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance with support from the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).

Reflections: Mandela Month 2019
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 - 16:30

The month of July, marked a year since the School took on the Mandela name and it has been a journey, full of inspiring stories; such as hosting the Africa month public symposium which was done in partnership with the African Peer Review Mechanism, announcing a new director, Professor Faizel Ismail and hosting a successful #MandelaDay Breakfast and Discussion, to name a few.

Celebrating Mandela School’s Academic Director, Professor Brian Levy
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 14:00

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance recently held a Master’s Gala Dinner; which saw the class of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in the same vicinity, sharing and imparting knowledge. The guests and the students had an opportunity to celebrate and honour Academic Director, Professor Brian Levy, who having reached the age of 65, will be stepping down from his position this year.

Apply for the Ethical Leadership and Public Accountability short course
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 - 13:15

Apply for the Ethical Leadership and Public Accountability short course with the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance. The course is taught by leading specialists in ethical leadership - Dr Marianne Camerer, Advocate Vusi Pikoli and David Schmidt. Applications close on 30 September 2019.  

Upcoming events: Brown Bag Series
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 14:15

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance Brown Bag series have been postponed until early 2020.

Auditor-general releases local government audit results
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 - 15:30

On 26 June 2016, the auditor-general (AG), Kimi Makwetu released the local government audit results. Following the results, the auditor-general expressed concern over lack of accountability.

Building Bridges hosts successful Leading in Public Life: Women, Influence, Power Programme
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 14:00

The Leading in Public Life: Women, Influence, Power Programme hosted by the Mandela School’s Building Bridges Programme has concluded after three successful days. The leadership fellowship for mid-career African women working in the rule of law sector aims to promote solidarity, ambition and ultimately enhance democracies with more women with legal training in public leadership positions.  

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