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Launch of Aliquid Novi, the unique Pinotage wine from the iconic Perold Vineyard at STIAS

Launch of Aliquid Novi, the unique Pinotage wine from the iconic Perold Vineyard at STIAS

STIAS is proud to announce the launch of the unique Pinotage wine – Aliquid Novi – from the Perold Vineyard on Mostertsdrift, home to STIAS. The wine and vineyard is the result of the dedication of a consortium of stakeholders which includes: STIAS which has overall responsibility for managing the vineyard in accordance with STIAS’ … [Read more]

Berhanu Abegaz named Permanent Visiting Fellow of STIAS

Berhanu Abegaz named Permanent Visiting Fellow of STIAS

Berhanu Abegaz, resident fellow at STIAS in 2014, 2017 and 2018, has accepted a nomination as Permanent Visiting Fellow of STIAS; he joins the select group of fellows who “have an open invitation to work at STIAS whenever they can.” Berhanu Abegaz, former Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences and currently Distinguished Visiting … [Read more]

Ian Goldin named Permanent Visiting Fellow of STIAS

Ian Goldin named Permanent Visiting Fellow of STIAS

Ian Goldin, Donald Gordon resident fellow at STIAS in  2017 and 2018, has accepted a nomination as Permanent Visiting Fellow of STIAS; he joins a select group of fellows who “have an open invitation to work at STIAS whenever they can.” STIAS Fellow Ian Goldin In accepting his nomination Goldin, who was born in South … [Read more]

Understanding and promoting cities as drivers of economic development - Fellows' seminar by Gulelat Kebede

Understanding and promoting cities as drivers of economic development – Fellows’ seminar by Gulelat Kebede

“Many African cities are underperforming, and the link between urbanisation and development, ubiquitous elsewhere, has not been automatic or strong for Africa. Africa’s cities are growing in population, often without strong job creation in formal, high-productivity and tradable sectors, resulting in urban poverty and lost opportunities for development,” said Gulelat Kebede of the Milano School … [Read more]

Deadline for second semester 2019 STIAS applications extended

Deadline for second semester 2019 STIAS applications extended

In response to numerous enquiries the deadline for applications for the second semester of 2019 has been extended to Tuesday 22nd May 2018; applications received after this deadline will be considered subject to availability in the STIAS programme, as indicated before. See Application to the Stias programme  for full details.

Need for active citizens to combat corruption

Need for active citizens to combat corruption

The need for citizens to actively fight corruption was strongly highlighted by speakers at a seminar[i] on Combatting Corruption held at STIAS. “Fighting corruption requires a combined effort and should be a shared objective. We need active citizenship. Don’t wait for the next election. Corrupt leaders take advantage of our silence and ignorance. You can’t … [Read more]

Joseph E. Stiglitz to be in residence at STIAS in November

Joseph E. Stiglitz to be in residence at STIAS in November

  Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University and recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001, will be in residence at STIAS in November as a Donald Gordon fellow. On 14 November he will present a public lecture at STIAS with the title:    The Revolution of Information Economics: … [Read more]

What does the decolonisation of knowledge mean for black historians? Fellows' seminar by Jacob Dlamini

What does the decolonisation of knowledge mean for black historians? Fellows’ seminar by Jacob Dlamini

“Student protestors since 2015 have made demands for the decolonisation of knowledge production and the Africanisation of universities – what does this mean for a black historian?” asked Jacob Dlamini. “Implicit in these demands is the idea of an archive of black history that is yet to be tapped. And, that if this archive is … [Read more]

Special issue of Global Health Journal on mHealth published

Special issue of Global Health Journal on mHealth published

The versatility of smartphones and the increasing availability of wireless networks worldwide have sparked the development of various digital approaches to prevent, diagnose, or treat disease. Image-based diagnostic support, the focus of this special issue of Global Health Action, is promoted as a means to significantly increase the readiness of healthcare services to deal with … [Read more]

What do we wish to change with regard to race, racism and racialism? Fellows' Seminar by the 'Effects of Race' group

What do we wish to change with regard to race, racism and racialism? Fellows’ Seminar by the ‘Effects of Race’ group

“The project faces a daunting challenge. What can we possibly say that is new about race in South Africa and will make a difference in the lives of people?” said Nina Jablonski, project leader of the STIAS Effects of Race (EoR) Group. Jablonski and members of the EoR core group were updating STIAS fellows on … [Read more]