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A closer look at climate change and development nexus in Africa
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 13:15

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance in partnership with the African Climate Foundation (ACF) recently launched the first climate change and development lecture series in the School’s Development Policy and Practice Masters Programme.

The Mandela School mourns the passing of Professor Benno Ndulu
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 16:45

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at UCT mourns and celebrates the life of Professor Benno Ndulu. The School mourns the passing of one of Africa’s greatest contemporary intellectual and practical leaders. We extend our sincere condolences to the Ndulu family, friends, colleagues, and the people of Tanzania.

What does the AfCFTA mean for South Africa?
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 - 11:00

The first day of 2021 marked the start of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).  Fifty-four African countries signed the agreement that makes the AfCFTA the largest free trade area in the world.

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


Professor Carlos Lopes on the news – 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. 


Halala to our 2020 graduates halala!
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 15:15

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance congratulates students on achieving their Master of Development Policy and Practice. We are proud of your hard work and dedication! 

The latest news from the Mandela School
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 22:30

In this newsletter, we share the latest news, highlight women's leadership programmes within the School, celebrate Prof Alan Hirsch for his 28 years of service, and gives an update on the academic programmes.

African states remain tech colonies, says 4IR commissioner
African states remain tech colonies, says 4IR commissioner
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 11:45

African states largely remain technology colonies, due to the large number of technological-intensive services that are still outsourced from international countries.

The AfCFTA and Transformative Industrialisation webinar series
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 10:45

The Mandela School and its distinguished partners hosted a webinar series in October and November 2020, which explored the following central question: How can the AfCFTA advance transformative industrialisation?  The cutting edge discussions brought together industry experts and policy leaders to address current challenges. 

Call for application
Call for application - 2021 David and Elaine Potter Fellowship
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 - 17:00

Applications are invited from suitable candidates who intend to commence with the first year of registration for full-time Master’s and Doctoral studies at the University of Cape Town in 2021.

WTO reform and the crisis of multilateralism: A developing country perspective
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 17:00

WTO reform and the crisis of multilateralism: A Developing Country Perspective is a newly released book by Professor Faizel Ismail, Director at the Mandela School. 

Public Procurement webinar with The Mandela School
The Mandela School hosts a webinar on Public Procurement this October
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 12:00

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, together with its partners, The Center for Rapid Evidence Synthesis (ACRES), Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results – Anglophone Africa (CLEAR AA), and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in Uganda, invites you to an interactive webinar session.

The 2019 Fellows with Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng at her residence during the inaugural Leading in Public Life: Women, Influence, Power Programme (WIPP)
The Mandela School supports women’s leadership
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 - 15:45

South Africa commemorates women’s month in August, to honour the unity, courage, resilience and strength of the extraordinary women who marched on the Union Buildings in 1956.