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The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance on the passing of Professor Thandika Mkandawire
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 - 18:45

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.

COVID-19: University of Cape Town Updates
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 - 13:00

On 15 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act. The University of Cape Town community can read more about UCT's approach: here.

Postponed: Afrobarometer – an indispensable African resource for effective policy-making and high-quality scholarship
Wed, 11 Mar 2020 - 12:45

Please note the seminar that was set to take place on 7 April 2020 has been postponed. The Mandela School will share information on a future date. 

Postponed: Afrobarometer information session
Thu, 05 Mar 2020 - 15:30

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 Mandela School appoints new Academic Director
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 - 11:45

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Shanil Haricharan, as the new Academic Director of the Mandela School, effective from 1 January 2020.

UCT VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng speaks to ENCA on the SALGA and Mandela School programme
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 12:30

University of Cape Town’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on Saturday, 25 January 2020, spoke to ENCA about the Local Government Women’s Leadership Development Programme from the Mandela School. The programme is in collaboration with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), and is supported by Zenande Leadership Consulting.

Exciting Master’s elective at the Mandela School in 2020
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 15:15

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.

Latest News: The Mandela School
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 - 15:45

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town has much to celebrate, including numerous initiatives and commitments that the Mandela School has been entrusted with by various organisations.

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.

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