Mosibudi Mangena: "Educate, eradicate inequality and make people believe in themselves"

Mosibudi Mangena: “Educate, eradicate inequality and make people believe in themselves”

At the STIAS book launch and discussion of Triumphs and Heartaches: Prof. Hendrik Geyer (STIAS Director), Dr Mosibudi Mangena, Prof Marlene van Niekerk, Prof Peter Vale (Chair of the STIAS Academic Advisory Board) and Dr Morné du Plessis (Chair Designate of the STIAS Academic Advisory Board) Photo credit: Hennie Rudman (SSFD) “We have to educate – … [Read more]

Göran Therborn singles out "Health and education as key long-term solutions to inequality"

Göran Therborn singles out “Health and education as key long-term solutions to inequality”

  Göran Therborn presenting a fellows’ seminar at STIAS Photo: Christoff Pauw “Talking about inequality in South Africa is a bit like discussing rope in a hangman’s house.” said Prof. Göran Therborn. ”South Africa is currently one of the most unequal countries in the world and, according to its own National Development Plan, will be … [Read more]

Future must suffocate racism – STIAS seminar by Njabulo Ndebele

Future must suffocate racism – STIAS seminar by Njabulo Ndebele

The Effects of Race group at STIAS: Back: Nina Jablonski, Aryan Kaganof and Zimitri Erasmus Front: Göran Therborn, Gerhard Maré, Barney Pityana, Crain Soudien, Njabulo Ndebele, Mikael Hjerm and Chabani Manganyi  (Absent: Norman Duncan)  Photo: Anton Jordaan “Our new future must suffocate racism – racism must not continue to suffocate people,” said Prof. Njabulo Ndebele, … [Read more]

STIAS Annual Report for 2014  published

STIAS Annual Report for 2014 published

The STIAS Annual Report for 2014 has just been published. Click on the image below to view, or click here to download the pdf version.   Previous reports may be viewed and downloaded here .

From victims with needs to survivors with capacities – STIAS seminar by Nat Colletta

From victims with needs to survivors with capacities – STIAS seminar by Nat Colletta

Prof. Nat Colletta at STIAS Photo: Anton Jordaan “There are over 50 million displaced people globally – 26% of these are in sub-Saharan Africa, and 36% are in the Middle East and Asia,” says Nat Colletta. “Displacement occurs for very different reasons and reflects very different experiences for those displaced but it has a far-reaching … [Read more]

Preserving our natural resources for current and future generations – STIAS seminar by David Takacs

Preserving our natural resources for current and future generations – STIAS seminar by David Takacs

Prof. David Takacs at STIAS Photo: Anton Jordaan South Africa is on the right track legally to protect water and natural resources but must make sure the strong legal framework that exists is implemented. This was the opinion expressed by Prof. David Takacs from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, in a … [Read more]

Alex Ezeh's STIAS seminar: A tale of many cities – multiple health experiences in the urban space

Alex Ezeh’s STIAS seminar: A tale of many cities – multiple health experiences in the urban space

Dr. Alex Ezeh at STIAS Photo: Anton Jordaan “The world is and will remain an urban one but urban spaces are not unified ones – cities are the most unequal spaces in the world,” says Alex Ezeh, Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Center in Kenya. Dr Ezeh presented some of the … [Read more]

Volkswagen Foundation supports a post-doctoral fellowship module at STIAS

Volkswagen Foundation supports a post-doctoral fellowship module at STIAS

STIAS is pleased to announce that the Volkswagen Foundation of Germany has agreed to support a post-doctoral fellowship module at STIAS. Agreement was reached earlier this year (2015) that — within its “Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa” funding initiative — all current post-doctoral fellows of the Volkswagen Foundation will be … [Read more]

JM Coetzee's STIAS seminar: In search of truth – dialogues between fiction and psychotherapy

JM Coetzee’s STIAS seminar: In search of truth – dialogues between fiction and psychotherapy

STIAS Fellows JM Coetzee, Nobel Laureate for Literature in 2003, and Berhanu Abegaz, Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences Photo: Anton Jordaan “What are the qualities of a good (a plausible, even a compelling) story? When I tell other people the story of my life – and more importantly when I tell myself … [Read more]

Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley: Realities and Discourses on South African Xenophobia

Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley: Realities and Discourses on South African Xenophobia

Heribert Adam, Kogila Moodley and Breyten Breytenbach with a copy of Imagined Liberation at the STIAS book launch 5 March 2014. (A link to Breyten Breytenbach’s keynote address at the book launch appears at the bottom of this page.) The responses to the January 2015 looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto and in April in … [Read more]