The Year in Review
2017 was a dramatic year for PARI, as three major research projects matured into their final phases, and the Institute gained a weighty profile in the media around groundbreaking publications: Betrayal of the Promise, Mogalakwena Local Municipality and PARI fellow Crispian Olver’s How to Steal a City. New strategic connections were made in this year with contemporary institutions, expanding PARI’s national footprint and furthering a programme of internationalisation.
The Betrayal Report, written collaboratively by academics from various institutions, was released in May, and drew local and international attention for much of the year, including a front pager in the illustrious New York Times. This has formed the basis for PARI to play a much bolder political role and make arguments in the public domain that have grown out of its research work.