Africa Institute of South Africa

Appointment as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Venda

21 September 2016  | Africa Institute of South Africa

Dr Sylvester Bongani  Maphosa has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Research  Office  of  the  School of Human  and  Social Sciences  at the  University  of Venda, from 01 August 2016 to 31 July 2019.

Racial inequalities and racism: Effects and interventions

The HSRC is hosting its 4th Racism Dialogue panel discussion in Port Elizabeth today (Tuesday, 28 June).

Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies


Herewith the New Book Notification for Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies: What’s Going to Make a Difference?

Passionate about Africa's health care status

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

Prof. Bohler-Muller appointed to chair SA research into blue economy

23 February 2016  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

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.

Will China's reforms impact Africa's development?

12 February 2016  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

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.

Restoring the health and prosperity of the Indian Ocean

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.

New executive director for Africa Institute of South Africa

19 November 2015  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

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.

Can local voices change the course of the developmental trajectory in Madagascar?

30 October 2015  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

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'.

Attracting women and girls to careers in physics

29 October 2015  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

Statistics show that around the world the number of women in physics drops sharply when approaching postgraduate level. What are the barriers that hinder their success in physics?, and what can be done about that?, ask Portia Tshigoli, Rodney Managa and Palesa Sekhejane.

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