The Mandela School continues to build bridges through seminars, conferences, public lecture series and workshops, to name a few. This was evident when the Mandela School Director, Professor Faizel Ismail, led a successful workshop in partnership with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The workshop, titled Transformation Industralisation, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and Global Governance Workshop, was held at the UCT Graduate School of Business Conference Centre on 27 to 28 September 2019.
The Mandela School’s Dr Marianne Camerer, together with the School’s Adjunct Professor Advocate Vusi Pikoli, participated in the UNODC Regional Conference on Fast-Tracking UNCAC Implementation, in Livingstone, Zambia from 14 to 18 October 2019. High-level officials from Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, together with representatives from civil society, the private sector and development partners, met to promote the creation of partnerships to accelerate UNCAC’s implementation and support the realization of SDG 16 in Southern Africa. Besides UCT, South African representatives working on anti-corruption came from the Hawks, SIU, NPA, DPSA, Corruption Watch, FXI, Helen Suzman Foundation and the Institute for Security Studies.
In addition, the Mandela School was privileged to partner with the Kofi Annan Foundation, with the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), in hosting a successful two-day conference titled: “Democracy in Central and Southern Africa: The Road Ahead”. The conference was held at the UCT Graduate School of Business conference centre from 4 to 5 September 2019, where outgoing Chancellor of UCT and member of The Elders, Graça Machel, delivered a keynote address. Read more: here.