September 6, 2019

OIS Open Day – 19 September

September 6, 2019 in Conferences, Featured, News

Dr Tracy Ledger on Good Governance in Post-Apartheid South Africa

What is the state for? Contestations around the definition of ‘good governance’ in post-apartheid South Africa – Tracy Ledger This paper will present findings from ethnographic work undertaken in various... Read More
August 30, 2019 in #AfterCapture, News

Perspectives on State Capture

The August issue of Heinrich Böll Stiftung's Perspectives includes contributions from Dr Tracy Ledger and Crispian Olver. In the opening article, Tracy Ledger provocatively asks whether a different version of... Read More
August 30, 2019 in #AfterCapture, News

Dr Florencia Belvedere on Criminal Justice Reform

The Helen Suzman Foundation's recent report on independence and accountability in the criminal justice system included a contribution from Florencia Belvedere, who leads PARI's #AfterCapture state reform campaign.   FLORENCIA... Read More
August 27, 2019 in News

The Sad Passing of Mpho Mohapi

It is with great sadness that PARI announces the passing of Head of Administration Mpho Mohapi on Thursday, 8 August. Mpho was one of PARI's very first employees, sporting a... Read More
August 26, 2019 in Cartoons, Featured, News, Newsletter

This month’s cartoon

2019 View Larger Organisational and Institutional Studies PARI launched a new Masters degree to the Organisational and Institutional Studies academic programme at Wits University. For 2019, PARI has accepted 8... Read More
August 16, 2019 in HR Policies, News

Hiring | Executive Director Position

Executive Director, Johannesburg The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) is a Johannesburg-based organisation that studies the effectiveness of state institutions in the discharge of... Read More
August 9, 2019 in News

Dr Tracy Ledger on Joburg’s Consumer Debt

Joburg’s most cash-strapped residents can look forward to some relief soon, when a plan aimed at helping them and reducing the size of the city’s debtors book is introduced, says... Read More
August 1, 2019 in Events, Featured

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

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... Read More
August 1, 2019 in News, OIS

OIS Students Graduate

Organisational and Institutional Studies' first cohort of students proudly graduated at Wits University on 7 July 2019. Honours graduates are: Violet Molefe, Obert Nangara, Anivuyina Ketsiwe, Mabothlale Mbatane, Nosipho Manana.... Read More
July 30, 2019 in Featured, News

The Politics Of Leisure And Exclusion: Critical perspectives on golf

On 25 July, Dr Federica Duca gave a lecture to University of Johannesburg's third-year Architecture students (UJ FADA). The title of the lecture was The Politics of Leisure and Exclusion:... Read More
July 18, 2019 in Featured, News, OIS

Watch | OIS Introduces A New PhD Programme

Organisational and Institutional Studies (OIS) is a multidisciplinary degree programme in the School of Social Sciences at Wits University. The department offers Honours and Masters levels, and introduces a new... Read More
June 19, 2019 in Conferences, Featured, News

Watson Institute | Cities, Citizens and Governance Conference

On 30 May to 1 June 2019, Dr Marcus Walton attended a conference held by the Watson Institute at Brown University, titled Cities, Citizens and Governance in the 21st Century.... Read More
June 13, 2019 in Events, Featured

The Narratives of Change – Nelson Mandela Foundation

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... Read More
June 3, 2019 in News

Chilenga-Butao Assesses Ramaphosa’s Cabinet Decisions

PARI PhD Fellow and Wits Political Science Lecturer Thokozani Chilenga-Butao spoke to Cape Talk Radio about President Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet, that was sworn in on Thursday, 30 May. While... Read More
May 31, 2019 in Civil society organisations, News

Civil Society Calls on EFF to Raise its Political Game

PARI has joined a collective call to the EFF political party to stop threats and intimidation, violent language, undemocratic assault in the media and racist pronouncements. The statement urges the... Read More
May 30, 2019 in News, traditional leaders

Listen | Mbongiseni Buthelezi on Traditional Leadership and Democracy

The evolution of traditional leadership and its impact post-democracy THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED HERE   We have seen a number of stories around developments in various royal households in... Read More
May 29, 2019 in Events, News

A People’s Guide to the Archives

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),... Read More
May 20, 2019 in Multimedia, News, State Capture

Ecoutez | L’Afrique du Sud en transition au moment où son ancien président Jacob Zuma comparaît

Research Associate Thomas Lesaffre spoke to Radio Television Suisse (RTS) about former president Zuma and French arms company Thales going on trial for corruption. L'ancien président sud-africain comparaît aujourd'hui devant... Read More
May 17, 2019 in HR Policies, News

Vacancy | Project Coordinator

PARI is looking for an experienced Project Coordinator to provide coordination and support to the research teams so that projects are implemented efficiently and effectively. He/she should provide all the... Read More
May 13, 2019 in Multi-media, News

Ecoutez | Les 25 ans de la fin du régime d’apartheid en Afrique du Sud

In the midst of national and provincial elections, research fellow Thomas Lesaffre talks to Radio Television Suisse (RTS) about the state of South Africa 25 years after the end of... Read More
May 7, 2019 in HR Policies, News

SHAC (Wits) reconfirms Policies and Procedures against Gender-Based Harm

Wits University is experiencing a significant pushback against its victim-centered policies and procedures for dealing with gender-based harm (GBH). Against this backdrop, the members of the Wits Sexual Harassment Advisory... Read More
May 6, 2019 in News, Seminars

Is Leisure Innocent?: Reflections from Golf Courses

Senior Researcher Dr Federica Duca participates in the Wiser/UMichigan Mellon collaborative seminar titled Spatial Typologies and the Built Environment: Navigating African Urban Landscapes. Dr Duca will talk on Monday, 6... Read More
April 30, 2019 in News

Ecoutez | Les stigmates de l’apartheid encore présents 25 ans après les premières élections multiraciales

Research fellow Thomas Lesaffre speaks to 'Forum' on Schweitzer Radio und Fernsehen [Swiss Radio and TV] on Freedom Day, 25 years after the first democratic elections in South Africa: C’était... Read More
April 16, 2019 in Featured, News, OIS

Meet the Students | OIS

The Organisational and Institutional Studies academic programme at Wits University has gotten off to a strong start in the first semester of 2019. After last year's pilot Honours programme, the... Read More
April 12, 2019 in Conferences, News

Federica Duca on Wealth Inequality

The Southern Centre for Inequality Studies recently held a symposium on understanding inequality in the global South. The pre-conference event on 9 April 2019 featured a presentation by Dr Federica... Read More
April 11, 2019 in HR Policies, News

HR | New Sexual Harassment Policy

2019 has been a year of change for PARI as researchers and management alike called for transparency and good governance within the organisation, in keeping with the values underpinning the... Read More
April 1, 2019 in Events, News

The Youth Reflect Society’s Mood, says Mosa Phadi

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…

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March 25, 2019 in News, Seminars

Seminar | Elections in Africa

On Wednesday, 27 March, PARI fellow Thokozani Chilenga-Butao moderates a roundtable discussion unpacking the nature of elections, focusing on the challenges and opportunities African states face. The seminar will take... Read More
March 20, 2019 in Events, Featured, News

Archives and Democracy revisited – a web-based guide

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... Read More
March 11, 2019 in Conferences, Featured, News

Research partnership with SALGA: The question of local government

On March 11 and 12, Dr Tracy Ledger and Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi attended the South Local Government Association (SALGA)'s 2nd Local Government Research Colloquium that sought to strengthen SALGA's research... Read More