March 20, 2019

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...
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
March 5, 2019 in #AfterCapture, In the Media, News

Listen | How do we depoliticise our civil service and make it fitter for purpose?

On March 5, 2019, Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi chatted to Eusebius McKaiser on Radio 702, about the need to depoliticise the public service, issues of cadre deployment and political legitimacy.  ... Read More
February 27, 2019 in Cartoons, Featured, News, Newsletter

This month’s cartoon

2019 View Larger Organisational and Institutional Studies View Larger The Eskom Debacle 2018 View Larger Great Wave View Larger After Capture View Larger Global South View Larger Lephalale View Larger... Read More
February 6, 2019 in Featured, News, OIS

OIS | New Masters Programme

Today PARI launched a new Masters degree to the Organisational and Institutional Studies academic programme at Wits University. For 2019, PARI has accepted 8 Honours students and 6 Masters students... Read More
November 21, 2018 in Events, Featured, Seminars

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

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... Read More
November 7, 2018 in Events, Featured, News, Seminars

Workshop and Exhibition | Gated Communities and Townhouse Complexes

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... Read More
October 28, 2018 in Conferences, Events, Featured, Fiscal Histories, News, Taxation and State Formation

Interviews | Democracy, State-building and Taxation Workshop

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... Read More
October 26, 2018 in Events, News

What would a pro-black state look like?

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... Read More
October 19, 2018 in News

Seminar | On the Peripheries of Citizenship

PARI's internal seminars have started up again, kicking off with Marcus Walton's presentation of his paper, On the Peripheries: Protest and Public Goods in Continental Africa. In his paper, he... Read More
October 15, 2018 in Events, News

Governance through military operations

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... Read More
October 10, 2018 in #AfterCapture, Conference, Events

Highlights and programme | State Capture and its Aftermath

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... Read More
October 10, 2018 in #AfterCapture, Conference, Events

Map to the venue

Venue: University of Johannesburg School of Tourism and Hospitality 57 Bunting road, Cottesloe, Johannesburg, 2092 Read More
October 1, 2018 in #AfterCapture, Conference, Events

State Capture and its Aftermath | A cocktail evening

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... Read More
October 1, 2018 in Events, News

Federica Duca on gated communities | Paris

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... Read More
October 1, 2018 in #AfterCapture, Conference, Events

Get the conference app

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... Read More
September 14, 2018 in #AfterCapture, Materials, News, People's Tribunal on Economic Crime

People’s Tribunal Delivery of Findings

The People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime will deliver its final findings to the public at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on 20 September 2018. This follows six months, in which implicated... Read More
September 10, 2018 in News

Mosa Phadi receives African Humanities Postdoctoral Award

Mosa Phadi has been accepted in to the African Humanities Program from the American Council of Learned Societies. Through fellowship competitions, regional workshops, and peer networking, the African Humanities Program... Read More
September 7, 2018 in News, SA Politics

Listen | The rotten heart of Nelson Mandela Bay

Crispian Olver spoke to talkshow host Eusebius McKaiser on 5 September about his book about the corruption in Nelson Mandela Bay, "How To Steal a City", published in 2017. Recent... Read More
August 23, 2018 in Featured, News, OIS, Uncategorized

Introducing a new Masters programme to Organisational and Institutional Studies

PARI introduces a new Masters programme at Wits University in 2019, in the field of Organisational and Institutional Studies in the School of Social Sciences. This follows a successful first... Read More
August 16, 2018 in Events, Featured, News

PARI hosts Master’s students from Brown University

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... Read More
August 3, 2018 in News, Taxation and State Formation

Dr Duca joins the African Tax Research Network

Dr Federica Duca has become a member of the Scientific Committee of the African Tax Research Network (ATRN), placing her among a prestigious international group of policymakers, researchers and administrators,... Read More
July 3, 2018 in #AfterCapture, Events, PSR Roundtables

#AfterCapture: Public Service Reform Roundtable Series

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... Read More
July 1, 2018 in Events, Featured, Seminars

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

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... Read More
June 25, 2018 in News, Uncategorized

In with the new Board

PARI's brand new Board of Directors convened their first meeting on 19 June 2018. After a few shuffles and changes over the course of 2018, the Board Chair is now... Read More
May 17, 2018 in Events, Featured, News, State-Society Relations, Taxation and State Formation

Report Launch | What tax systems tell us about Africa

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... Read More
April 18, 2018 in Events, News

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

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... Read More
April 16, 2018 in Conferences, Multimedia, News

Watch | Talking Democratization in Buenos Aires

Rethinking Democratization in Africa and Latin America, 19-23 March 2018, hosted by PARI and the New School, NY in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read more about the conference HERE. Share: #DemocratizationBA... Read More
March 13, 2018 in Conferences, Featured, News, State-Society Relations

Talking Democratization in Buenos Aires

March 13, 2018 in News, Newsletter

Debora Matthews Speaks About Activist Archives

Debora Matthews worked for seven years as Archival Coordinator in the Struggles for Justice Programme at the South African History Archive (SAHA), an independent activist and human rights archive in... Read More
March 13, 2018 in Books, News, Publications

Chapter | The Salience of Chiefs in Post Apartheid South Africa

Recently published is Mbongiseni Buthelezi's co-authored chapter on chieftancy in contemporary South Africa, in: Comaroff, J.L. and J. Comaroff. eds., 2018. The Politics of Custom: Chiefship, Capital and the State... Read More