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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...
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
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