Africa Institute of South Africa
Please join us in congratulating Dr Sylvester Maphosa. The NRF rating application of Prof Maphosa has resulted in his formal recognition as a C-rated scientist.
Total transformation of the continent’s legacies and structures to prioritise wellbeing of humans a crucial success factor for Africa’s sustainable development initiatives. Writer: Musa Ndlangamandla www.transformsa.co.za
Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller has been appointed as chair of the academic group of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). IORA is an international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean.
This paper argues that while Africa’s economic growth could be strongly impacted by China’s reform measures, they may be the required push for the continent to diversify and decrease its dependence on natural resources.
In many areas ocean ecosystems are under stress. How can the ecological integrity of these areas be preserved and restored in light of a growing interest in the economic potential of sea-bed exploration, intensive fishing operations and increasing shipping activities? These are the issues explored recently at ‘the first conference of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) on the blue economy,’ attended by high-level officials and ministers of countries bordering the Indian Ocean. Ina van der Linde reports.
The chief executive officer of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Professor Crain Soudien has announced the appointment of Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller as the new Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) executive director, effective 18 November 2015.
A team of HSRC researchers comprising of Mr Check Achu, Dr Palesa Sekhejane, Dr Olivia Lwabukuna, and Mr Frank Lekaba recently concluded a research field trip to Antananarivo, Madagascar. The research was carried out under the all-encompassing theme of ‘Local voices within the African Structural Transformation paradigm: Lessons from Madagascar and South Africa'.