Economic Performance and Development


25 Oct 2019 | Innovation tool MIMI II: Coming soon to a municipality near you

Innovative technologies may be an important means of addressing South Africa’s service delivery challenges, if harnessed to solve problems from ...

10 Oct 2019 | HSRC facilitates high-level Food and Nutrition Security Validation Workshop

On 3 and 4 October 2019, Dr Peter Jacobs, Dr Admire Nyamwanza, Ms Bhekiwe Fakudze and Ms Khanyisa Mkhabele from EPD and Dr Whadi-Ah Parker from SAPH a...

2 Aug 2019 | EPD researcher Tim Hart exchanges knowledge with the Research Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at the University of Coventry

Tim Hart, a Senior Research Project Manager in the HSRC's Economic Performance and Development research programme, visited the Research Centre for Agr...

31 Jul 2019 | EPD innovation studies team leads SALGA consultative workshop

The HSRC Economic Performance and Development (EPD) team co-leading the digitisation of the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index (MIMI), a project fund...

24 Jul 2019 | EDP Presents at Exploratory Workshop to Assist the Northern Cape Innovation Forum (NCIF)

The workshop took place on the 18 July 2019 in Kimberley at the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) with stakeholders who represent the Northern Cape Innovat...

21 Jun 2019 | Professor Leslie Bank involved in launching new African ethnographies at European African Studies Conference in Edinburgh

Professor Leslie Bank, a general editor for southern Africa in the International African Library series published by Cambridge University Press, parti...

30 May 2019 | Prof Leslie Bank gives keynote address at Inclusive Cities forum

Professor Leslie J. Bank gave a keynote address, entitled “Access to the City in a Suburban Nation”, on the 23 June 2019, as part of a lec...

29 Apr 2019 | MIMI is going digital - a tool for assessing municipal innovation maturity

The Economic Performance and Development (EPD) programme, in partnership with the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) and the South African Local Gove...

26 Apr 2019 | Creating Cities of Hope or Instigating a Race to the Bottom?

{published in The Sunday Times, 21 April 2019}A reply to Ann BernsteinIvan TurokAmazon recently cancelled its plans to build a second headquarters in ...

26 Apr 2019 | Realising rights to adequate food and nutrition - a seminar

Dr Peter Jacobs, a research director in the HSRC’s Economic Performance and Development research programme, was an invited speaker at a recent L...