Africa Institute of South Africa
The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) is an institute in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The Institute will hold its 5th African Unity for Renaissance conference and Africa Day celebrations from 22 to 25 May 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. The African Unity for Renaissance conference and Africa Day are flagship events of AISA and have over the years been important annual gathering of African scholars to explore and propose ideas for a peaceful and prosperous Africa.
The Karoo fracking scenario: Can development and environmental wellbeing coexist, or must one of them prevail?
South Africa is exploring the idea of exploiting shale gas in the Karoo. The lack of a clear environmental impact assessment of the effects of fracking prior to the issuing of permits has raised concerns from environmentalists, economists and the public. This brief attempts to examine whether development and environmental health can coexist in the Karoo.
Gender Summit 5 Africa 2015
Poverty alleviation and economic empowerment through scientific research & innovation: Better Knowledge From and For Africa
28-30 April 2015, Cape Town, South Africa
The Gender Summits are about creating regional and global multi-stakeholder communities committed to enhancing scientific excellence by: removing gender bias from science knowledge making; advancing gender equality in science structures and practices; and applying understanding of gender issues to advance more sustainable and effective research and innovation.
Call for Participants: National workshop on gender and socio-cultural inclusion in global change research
The HSRC and NRF are working together on a project on Mainstreaming Gender and Socio-Cultural inclusion in Global Change. ntific academic/research expertise in global/climate change. Please have a look at the attached call for more information.
A survey on the operations of spaza shops in Soweto revealed migrants’ ccentric business strategies and resilience dynamics. Trynos Gumbo and Simamkele Bokolo analyse the results.
The 9th Annual Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) Conference will be held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa from 2 March to 4 March 2015. The 2015 conference will be held under the theme: Agenda 2063 an opportune moment for Africa.
The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) has now been physically incorporated into the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) as well, as AISA staff moved to their new offices on Monday 2 June 2014, at the HSRC building in Pretoria.
To mark the official opening of the 4th Annual African Unity for Renaissance Conference and Africa Day Expo, South African former President HE Thabo Mbeki will share the podium with Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, former Organisation of African Unity’s (OAU) Secretary General. In this ceremony, former President Mbeki will reflect on the ‘African Solution for African Problems’ (ASAP) and the African Union (AU) while Dr Salim will focus on the ‘ASAP’ and the OAU.
More than 100 scholars and academics from all over the African continent and the Diaspora will attend the 4th Annual African Unity for Renaissance Conference (previously called the Scramble for Africa Conference) and Africa Day Expo at the St. George Hotel in Pretoria South Africa from 22 – 24 May 2014. The two day conference will be held under the theme: OAU/AU at 50 and Beyond: The Quest for ‘African Solutions for African Problems’ (ASAP).