EVENTS

Webinar | Unpacking Infrastructure Delivery In Relation to the Draft Procurement Bill

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Watch the full webinar video from Thursday, 18 June for the event Unpacking Infrastructure Delivery In Relation To The Draft Procurement Bill The PARI resources link, including NPC links, referred...

Dialogue Report | Envisioning A New Path for SOEs

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Strategic Dialogue Group (SDG) and Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) held a successful interactive dialogue session which emphasised a need to move public discourse towards practical solutions and actions that...

Webinar | Launch event for Recruitment Position Paper on State Reform

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On 6 May 2020, 2pm, PARI launched online a position paper on state reform titled "Appointment and Dismissal in the Public Service and Municipalities", authored by Ryan Brunette. This was...

Postponed | Public Procurement Position Paper Launch

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DUE TO GLOBAL CONCERNS AROUND COVID-19, THE LAUNCH EVENT FOR THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT POSITION PAPER IS BEING POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN 2020. The Position Paper will be made available online...

Postponed | Joburg Urban Governance Dialogue

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Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa declaring Covid-19 a national disaster, please be advised that this event has been postponed. We will be in communication during this week about...

OIS Orientation 2020

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On Wednesday 29 January, 2020, the Organisational and Institutional Studies department at Wits University held an orientation session for the new 2020 cohort of Honours, Masters and PhD students. The...

Panel Discussion | Fixing the State: From Diagnosis to Treatment

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The Strategic Dialogue Group convenes a panel discussion on 9 November featuring Tracy Ledger from PARI, alongside Crispian Olver, Yolisa Pikie and Percy Mahlathi. 'The aim of the panel is...

Launch | A House Divided

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Research Associate Crispian Olver launches his new book, A House Divided: The feud that took Cape Town to the Brink. Olver will be in conversation with finance journalist Siki Mgabadeli....

Workshop | Reviewing an ethical global research tookit

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On 2 October, Thatshisiwe Ndlovu held a workshop at PARI offices to review an Ethical Global Research Toolkit produced by the University of Edinburgh. The Toolkit comes out of a...

Building An Alliance for State Reform #FixTheState

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On 21 August, PARI met with civil society organisations to discuss an alliance for state reform, and presented three working papers detailing proposals for reform in three key areas. This...

Civil Society – Defeating State Capture and Rebuilding the State

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PARI is collaborating with the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on 23 October to host the conference: Civil Society Defeating State Capture and Rebuilding the State - Taking stock and moving forward....

Book Launch | Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy

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PARI research associate and Wits Politics lecturer, Thokozani Chilenga-Butao, has contributed a chapter to Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa's Democracy, a new book published by Jacana Media...

The Narratives of Change – Nelson Mandela Foundation

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation has just announced the 2019 cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity.  They will be hosting a public dialogue on 22 June in Houghton that is...

A People’s Guide to the Archives

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You are invited to a panel discussion and launch of a digital guide on ‘Archives and Democracy’ Speakers: Yasmin Sooka (Foundation for Human Rights), Mbongiseni Buthelezi (Public Affairs Research Institute),...

The Youth Reflect Society’s Mood, says Mosa Phadi

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Lelethu Tonisi’s write up in the Daily Maverick (1 April, Young South Africans are politically engaged, but can’t see how the system works for them, studies find) quotes Dr Phadi’s assessment…

Archives and Democracy revisited – a web-based guide

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Archives and Democracy: Testing the Archive   The anticipated activities under the extended project title “Archives & Democracy: Testing the Archive: A Guide” are a result of discussions held between...

Seminar | The Politics and Governance of Basic Education with Brian Levy

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Brian Levy is the lead editor and co-author of The Politics and Governance of Basic Education: The tale of two South African Provinces. Brian Levy gave a seminar at PARI...

Workshop and Exhibition | Gated Communities and Townhouse Complexes

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Gated Communities & Townhouse Complexes Workshop and Exhibition   In collaboration with IFAS (French Institute of South Africa) and LAVUE (Université Paris, Nanterre), PARI co-hosts a workshop on 14 November...

Interviews | Democracy, State-building and Taxation Workshop

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PARI, in conjuction with FES_South Africa, hosts a workshop from 15-16 October 2018 at the Hilton Hotel Nairobi on Democracy, State-building and Taxation: The role of fiscal activism in sub-Saharan...

What would a pro-black state look like?

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PARI, in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, hosts a workshop from 29 - 31 October 2018. PARI will offer an engagement with the question of why the state and...

Governance through military operations

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Download poster PARI researchers Thatshisiwe Ndlovu and Dr Sifiso Ndlovu collaborate on a roundtable “Governance through military operations: Violent pasts and prospects for national healing”. The roundtable on 17 October...

Highlights and programme | State Capture and its Aftermath

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The State Capture and its Aftermath conference will host some exciting speakers over the 3-day programme, from 22 - 24 October. Here are some of the highlights to look out...

Map to the venue

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Venue: University of Johannesburg School of Tourism and Hospitality 57 Bunting road, Cottesloe, Johannesburg, 2092

State Capture and its Aftermath | A cocktail evening

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A cocktail evening with Conrad Koch and Chester Missing. The State Capture and its Aftermath conference will include an evening of light entertainment, drinks and opportunities to mingle informally with...

Federica Duca on gated communities | Paris

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Federica Duca was in Paris on 28 September, attending a seminar on gated communities. This half-day workshop took place at Nanterre University to reflect on the evolutions of urbanism in...

Get the conference app

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We've built a mobile app for the State Capture and its Aftermath conference! If you have registered, you will have received an invitation to the app. Hot tip: It works...

PARI hosts Master’s students from Brown University

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This August 19th - 27th, PARI will host a group of Master in Public Affairs students from Brown University in Rhode Island, USA. The group can look forward to an...

#AfterCapture: Public Service Reform Roundtable Series

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More than 20 years into democracy, South Africa finds itself having to rethink state transformation. As much as significant steps were taken immediately after 1994 to reconstitute the state and...

Seminar | Embedded Cohesion, Governing Public Goods in Sâo Paulo, 1989–2016

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Joint PARI - GCRO Seminar - Embedded Cohesion: Governing Public Goods in São Paulo, 1989-2016 Embedded Cohesion: Governing Public Goods in São Paulo, 1989-2016 Seminar presented by Benjamin Bradlow Wednesday...

Report Launch | What tax systems tell us about Africa

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Taxations and State-Society Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa: the cases of Cameroon, Mozambique and South Africa By Alice Soares Guimarães, Federica Duca and Thatshisiwe Ndlovu Download the report here. 1 1...

Report Launch | A ‘Lily-White’ Town in Transition

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We Are Building a City: The Struggle for Self-Sufficiency in Lephalale Local Municipality By Dr Mosa Phadi and Joel Pearson Preface In 2006, Eskom unveiled plans for a new multi-billion...

Book launch: Incorruptible by Evelyn Groenink

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Join us for a discussion with author Evelyn Groenink and PARI’s Ivor Chipkin on the questions this book evokes. How is it possible that only now, 30 years after the murder of Dulcie September, and 25 years after the assassination of Chris Hani, the veil is lifted with regards to the motive? How can we attempt to strive for more transparency and equality in South Africa’s global relationships in the post colony?

Seminar | Joel Hellman on State Capture

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This Friday 23 February, PARI is delighted to host a seminar  on state capture with Professor Joel S. Hellman from 13:00 to 15:00. Hellman wrote groundbreaking work on state capture...

Report launch: The Mogalakwena Local Municipality

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This report focuses on the internal institutional dynamics of the troubled Mogalakwena Local Municipality, located in the Waterberg District of Limpopo Province. The report traces in detail how local party-state...

Notes from #FreetheArchive

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PARI was well-represented at the Archives and Democracy: Colloquium of Civil Society on 24 August, 2017. The day-long programme featured five panels discussing the apartheid era archives, the importance of...

Public Service Reform Roundtable: Testimonies

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PARI will shortly launch a major, new initiative on public sector reform. This comes in the context of the institute’s ongoing research into how government works and in the wake...

Tracking the expansionary state: the evolving government machinery

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PARI hosts a public lecture by UCT Politics senior lecturer, Vinothan Naidoo. Download the working paper here. The notion of ‘state machinery’ is usually employed to describe and critique the...

Urban Anxieties in the Global South

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On 16 August, senior researcher Federica Duca gave a talk at Urban Anxieties in the Global South, a project by Wits Media Studies and WiSER. Federica’s talk titled, “Macabre and...

GCRO Brown Bag: Regimes of Urban Public Goods

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PARI and GCRO invite you to a brown bag presentation by Benjamin Bradlow Regimes of Urban Public Goods Distribution: Governing Johannesburg, 1990-2016 Date: 30 August 2017 Time: 13.00-14.00 Venue: GCRO,...

The Politics of the Archive

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Is it time to free the Apartheid era archives? Promoting open and transparent public record keeping for a democratic South Africa 9 am to 5pm 24 August, 2017 University of...

State, capture and politics of ‘elite populism’

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In South Africa today, analysis of current politics frequently invokes the term ‘corruption’ and the expression ‘state capture’. Yet both terms are inadequate conceptually, both on their own terms and...

Seminar: State, Capture, Revolution

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Wed 02 August 2017 at 15h30
C-Ring 315, UJ Kingsway campus
Presented by Prof Ivor Chipkin

Seminar: Transgressive Histories and Dis-eases of Secrecy

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Join Chandre Gould and Prof Brian Rappert at the seminar "Transgressive Histories: Possibilities for Absence, Duplication, and Ignorance in Inquiry" DATE Wednesday, 21 June TIME 15:30 to 17:00 VENUE Wits...

Report Launch: Betrayal of the Promise

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The state capacity research group invites you to the launch of a major new study on the country’s emerging shadow state.