[Op-Ed] International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements - writes Vuyiswa Mkhabela, one of the Mandela School's researchers on the AfCFTA Transformative Industrialisation webinar series.
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The University of Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance hosted a webinar series under the theme - The AfCFTA and Transformative Industrialisation. The webinar series preceded the much-anticipated official launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and initiated the conversation on how the AfCFTA can advance transformative industrialisation in Africa.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to facilitate industrialisation and create a single market for goods and services in Africa. The movement towards broadening regional integration partially through value chains and a free trade area is in line with the path emerging economies have undertaken in the past 10 years.