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Mandela School’s first fulltime masters semester course a success
Thu, 23 May 2019 - 15:00

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance’s first fulltime masters semester course, the Practice of Policy Making and Implementation, has successfully concluded. The course brought together students from politics, economics, environmental humanities, philosophy, and sociology.

Alan Hirsch in conversation with Pippa Hudson
Wed, 22 May 2019 - 10:00

Mandela School's Director, Professor Alan Hirsch, had a conversation with Pippa Hudson on Cape Talk. He spoke about the possible impact of the new Presidential policy unit on the effectiveness of the new government.

Professor Faizel Ismail at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies: Founders' Day Lecture Series
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 - 14:00

Director Designate from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, Professor Faizel Ismail, recently delivered a lecture at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS): Founders’ Day Lecture Series; the event was held on 26 March 2019.


The Mandela School appoints Advocate Vusi Pikoli and Dr Ian Goldman as new Adjunct Professors
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 07:30

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance is pleased to announce the appointment of Advocate Vusi Pikoli and Dr Ian Goldman as new Adjunct Professors; they are joined by Dr Maria Phalime, Dr Shanil Haricharan and David Schmidt in their appointments as adjunct senior lecturers. 

The Mandela School commemorates Nelson Mandela Month
Tue, 02 Jul 2019 - 15:45

The Mandela School at UCT, commemorates, former President Nelson Mandela during his birthday month of July. Mandela’s dedication to the service of humanity and his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom, was recognised by the UN General Assembly in November 2009 and therefore declaring 18 July, “Nelson Mandela International Day

First 100+ Leading in Public Life: Emerging African Leaders Programme
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 - 15:15

Mandela School’s Building Bridges is proud to showcase the profiles of the first 100+ fellows of the Leading in Public Life: Emerging African Leaders Programme (EALP) in a webzine.

Professor Faizel Ismail announced as Director Designate of the Mandela School
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 14:00

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance prepares to enter a new and exciting phase of its development in 2019 when South Africa’s top trade negotiator will shortly take over as the Director. There will be several month’s transition between current Director Professor Alan Hirsch and Professor Ismail, before handover in July 2019.

Mandela School Master’s students visit Khayelitsha
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 15:30

Master’s in Development Policy and Practice students from the UCT’s Mandela School left Khayelitsha inspired on Tuesday, 29 January, after meeting various social entrepreneurs who have made a significant difference in their communities.

Open public lecture: Digital Innovation
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 - 14:30

Join visiting Professor Gesche Joost on 30 January 2019 from 5-6:30pm for an open talk on Civic Design for an inclusive African digital society.

The Mandela Memorial and School of Public Governance
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 13:30

The Mandela School is a multi-disciplinary centre and its offerings are designed to make public service at the highest levels of leadership an aspiration for the most talented. 

Auditor-General SA Public Lecture: 30 July 2019
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 - 11:00

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at UCT in partnership with the Auditor-General South Africa; invites you to the Public Lecture on the local government outcomes for the 2017-18 financial year. The programme will include an opening address, followed by a presentation from the Auditor-General SA; a panel discussion and a question and answer session.   

Public Lecture: Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 17 July 2019
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 - 16:15

Join Professor Alison Gillwald in conversation with Professor Tim Unwin, chaired by Professor Wallace Chigona for a discussion titled: Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution.