News & Highlights

16.07.2020 | News

Do the economic consequences of Covid-19 advance or hinder the structural transformation in Africa?

The Covid-19 crisis might be hindering structural transformation, but it would be an illusion to assume that it sweeps away the serious problems that...

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| Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | Event, News

The constitution and the virus: The role of young people during COVID-19, What challenges and opportunities are young people faced with?

Join the Fort Hare Autumn School Alumni Network for an online seminar on The constitution and the virus: The role of young people during COVID-19,...

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05.05.2020 | News

Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg

He never stopped fighting for the liberation in South Africa! During the time of exile in London he kept close relations to the anti apartheid...

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04.05.2020 | Socio Economic | Publication, News

Water risks of fossil fuel mega projects in Limpopo: the MCWAP and the EMSEZ

The proposed Electro Metallurgical Special Economic Zone (EMSEZ) threat in Makhado is both a huge risk to water users and the environment in the...

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29.04.2020 | Socio Economic | Event, News

Water Alert: Threats to Limpopo North catchment

Online Research Press Launch event to communicate the existing and pending threats to water resources and supply in the catchment area South Africa...

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31.03.2020 | Socio Economic | News

FES South Africa Climate and Energy thematic area

It is the year in which our President has committed to “enhance” our pledge on climate action under the Paris Agreement – known as our Nationally...

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05.03.2020 | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | News

“Fixing the fundamentals”- A reflection on SONA 2020

The speech mentions all the ‘big’ debates in South Africa – energy, just transition, climate change, economic growth and femicide. What links all...

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28.02.2020 | Socio Economic | Event, News

SWOP Breakfast Seminar Series - First Semester 2020

The SWOP Breakfast Seminar is a public platform for sharing new SWOP research with stakeholders inside and outside of the university. Hofmeyr House is...

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27.02.2020 | Socio Economic | News

With 29.1% of the people unemployed, South Africa’s economic growth prospects remain on ice

The statistics released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) in February 2020 for the fourth quarter of 2019 present a grim picture about the...

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Friday, 21.02.20 - Wits University, Hofmeyr House, next to Jubilee Hall, East Campus, Braamfontein | Socio Economic | Event, News

First SWOP Breakfast Seminar 2020

The first 2020 SWOP breakfast roundtable will commence with a book launch and discussion of "Bonds of Justice: The Struggle for Oukasie". The...

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