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Watch: All sessions from Africa Month Virtual Symposium
Sun, 31 May 2020 - 21:45

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), in collaboration with the University of Cape Town (UCT) Convocation and the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance hosted the second African Month Public Symposium, under the theme: Africa’s innovations in the global fight against COVID-19, from 27 May to 29 May 2020.

Africa Month Virtual Symposium, 27 May to 29 May 2020
Wed, 27 May 2020 - 08:15

Join the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in collaboration with the University of Cape Town (UCT) Convocation and the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance on Friday, 29 May, for the final day of the second African Month Public Symposium themed: “Africa’s innovations in the global fight against COVID-19”.

Webinar Series
Fri, 22 May 2020 - 10:45

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance invites you to the webinar series on Africa’s response to COVID-19. Dates to the next webinar will be announced on the School’s digital platforms. 

Thandika Mkandawire: A tree for African intellectuals to lean on and consult
Mon, 04 May 2020 - 11:00

[Op-Ed] Thandika Mkandawire: A tree for African intellectuals to lean on and consult. Malawian economist Thandika Mkandawire provided insight and mentorship to generations of African intellectuals. Now it is up to us to continue his legacy. - writes Professor Carlos Lopes for the Mail&Gaurdian

South Africa—can its achievement in containing COVID-19 lead to sustained success in dealing with the crisis?
Mon, 04 May 2020 - 10:45

[Op-Ed] South Africa—can its achievement in containing COVID-19 lead to sustained success in dealing with the crisis? writes Professor Alan Hirsch from the Nelson Mandela School of  Public Governance.

Masterclass Series with Professor Carlos Lopes
Tue, 21 Apr 2020 - 02:45

Join the Mandela School for a Masterclass Series titled: “What does contemporary Africa look like in the new decade?” with Professor Carlos Lopes. The final session is on Friday, 12 June and will focus on: “Regional integration and the establishment of a free trade area”.  

Coronavirus: together we can come out stronger and united
Thu, 16 Apr 2020 - 11:00

50 African intellectuals including Kako Nubukpo, Alioune Sall, Carlos Lopes, Cristina Duarte, Felwine Sarr, Achille Mbembe, Reckya Madougou, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Franck Hermann Ekra and Hakim Ben Hammouda co-signed this call to mobilize the intelligence, resources and creativity of Africans to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

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