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Mandela School Connect - engagement space in pursuit of Africa's development
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 11:30

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town is elated to announce the launch of its online interactive networking platform, Mandela School Connect.

Gender inequality faced in the design and implementation of trade policy
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 10:00

[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.

The Mandela School brings together policymakers and industry experts
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 14:15

An update - please follow this link to access edited videos, summary reports, and policy briefs compiled from the AfCFTA and Transformative Industrialisation webinar series.

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. 

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.

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.

[Op-Ed] AfCFTA needs an action plan to advance transformative industrialisation
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 12:15

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.

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