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March 25, 2020

Postponed | Public Procurement Position Paper Launch

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...
March 25, 2020 in #AfterCapture, Featured, News

SAFTU slams the state’s response to Covid-19, calls for social solidarity

PARI has endorsed the following statement by Zwelenzima Vavi, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU). The state isn’t pulling its weight! 24 March 2020 The... Read More
March 18, 2020 in Civil society organisations, Featured, News

WATCH | State Capture and Civil Society – a PARI presentation

The Public Affairs Research Institute presented some ideas on state capture and civil society at the RAITH Foundation's Brown Bag Sessions on 13 March 2020. Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi asks what... Read More
March 18, 2020 in #AfterCapture, Featured, News

Listen | Practical Solutions and Actions Can Rescue SOEs

The Strategic Dialogue Group (SDG) and Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) say it's practical solutions and actions that can rescue state-owned entities. SDG and PARI held a joint interactive dialogue... Read More
March 17, 2020 in #AfterCapture, News, Press release

Press Release | It’s Time for Practical SOE Solutions

MEDIA STATEMENT For immediate release; 16 March 2020 Johannesburg IT’S TIME FOR PRACTICAL SOE SOLUTIONS Strategic Dialogue Group (SDG) and Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) held a successful interactive dialogue... Read More
March 15, 2020 in Events, News

Postponed | Joburg Urban Governance Dialogue

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... Read More
March 3, 2020 in Featured, News, Press release

Set the Apartheid Secrets Free | Statement in Solidarity with SAHA

We, the undersigned organisations and individuals committed to justice for historical crimes and social justice in South Africa write in support of the South African History Archive. On Tuesday 03... Read More
March 3, 2020 in Featured, News

Welcome to New PARI Staff and Associates

PARI is delighted to welcome some new faces to the Institute, and some old faces to new appointments. As 2020 takes off, we are looking forward to working together to... Read More
February 29, 2020 in Cartoons, Featured, News, Newsletter

This month’s cartoon

2020 View Larger Trustometer In a response to the 2020 State of the Nation address, PARI's Director Mbongiseni Buthelezi emphasized the urgent need for President Ramaphosa to rebuild trust in... Read More
January 31, 2020 in Events, Featured, OIS

OIS Orientation 2020

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... Read More
January 10, 2020 in Featured, News

Call for applications | Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity #AFRE2020

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has just opened applications for #AFRE2020. If you are changemaker with a track record of impact, apply for this amazing opportunity!! https://racialequity.atlanticfellows.org/   PARI is a... Read More
November 28, 2019 in Conferences, News

Retreat and Belonging in Upper Class Gated Communities

Dr Federica Duca presented at a conference at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, titled Breaking down the nation-state: retreat and belonging in upper class gated communities in Johannesburg.... Read More
November 21, 2019 in Featured, News

People’s Guide to Archives and Democracy

This People's Guide to Archives in South Africa seeks to provide information and links to ways in which civil society, researchers and organisations can be empowered in order to gain... Read More
November 11, 2019 in #AfterCapture, Events

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... Read More
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 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