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November 11, 2019

Panel Discussion | Fixing the State: From Diagnosis to Treatment

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...
November 6, 2019 in Conferences, News

African regional workshop on effective governance for sustainable development

From October 30 to November 1 2019, Tracy Ledger and Thokozani Chilenga-Butao attended a workshop co-organised by UNDESA and AU/APRM in collaboration with UNDP, titled African regional workshop on effective... Read More
October 27, 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
October 22, 2019 in Featured, News

Report Review | The Problem of Failing Municipalities

By Adriaan Kruger, Moneyweb, 22 October 2019 A research report by the Public Affairs Research Institute (Pari) on the financial state of South Africa’s municipalities has received very little attention... Read More
October 9, 2019 in Books, Events, Publications

Launch | A House Divided

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.... Read More
October 7, 2019 in Local Govt, News

Listen | PARI local govt report on 702

On 4 October, journalist Theto Mahlakoana spoke to Joanne Joseph on Radio 702's Afternoon Drive, discussing PARI's latest report, Mind The Gap: Section 139 interventions in theory and in practise.... Read More
October 7, 2019 in HR Policies, News

Vacancy | Senior Researcher: Local Government

SENIOR RESEARCHER: LOCAL GOVERNMENT   Closing date: 31 October 2019   The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) is a Johannesburg-based organisation that studies the effectiveness of state institutions in the... Read More
October 7, 2019 in HR Policies, News

Vacancy | Senior Researcher: Land Sector

SENIOR RESEARCHER: LAND SECTOR Closing date: 31 October 2019   The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) is a Johannesburg-based organisation that studies the effectiveness of state institutions in the discharge... Read More
October 4, 2019 in Conferences, Featured, News

The Question of Agency in African Studies

On 3 October, Dr Federica Duca appeared on a panel at the international doctoral workshop, The Question of Agency in Africa Studies. The workshop was held by the University of... Read More
October 2, 2019 in Events, News, Seminars

Workshop | Reviewing an ethical global research tookit

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... Read More
September 30, 2019 in #AfterCapture, Civil society organisations, Conference, Events

Building An Alliance for State Reform #FixTheState

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... Read More
September 27, 2019 in #AfterCapture, Conference, Events

Civil Society – Defeating State Capture and Rebuilding the State

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.... Read More
September 26, 2019 in Conferences, News

Tracy Ledger on Food Security at Governance Innovation Week 2019

On 25 September, the Centre for Governance Innovation held a workshop on ‘The State of Food Governance in South Africa’ at the Future Africa Campus of the University of Pretoria.... Read More
September 6, 2019 in Featured, News, OIS

OIS Open Day – 19 September

On 19 September, the Organisational and Institutional Studies Department at Wits University held an Open Day to inform potential Honours, Masters and PhD students about the courses on offer in... Read More
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 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