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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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29.01.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | News

South Africa needs future leaders. Will you be one of them?

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa invites 20 aspiring students from Eastern Cape Universities (Fort Hare, Rhodes, NMU & WSU) to apply for the...

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| Socio Economic | Event, News

Fourth Decent Standard of Living Colloquium 31 October 2019

Disrupting Poverty: applying a Decent Standard of Living measure towards coherent policy design.

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02.09.2019 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | Event, News

The 5th Degrowth Summer School at the Klimacamp Leipziger Land, Pödelwitz, Germany.

This year the Summer School aimed to support the resistance of the people from the threatened village of Pödelwitz, as well as the resistance of...

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05.08.2019 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

Youth Post Elections Round Table: Are South African Youth Fed Up with Formal Politics?

On Saturday, August 3, 2019 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Germany’s former Federal Minister of Justice Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin hosted a...

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31.07.2019 | Socio Economic | Event, News

SWOP Breakfast Seminar: Marikana and its aftermath: the disruptive power of labour

We are excited to announce the upcoming Breakfast Seminar's for the second semester of 2019. The Society, Work and Politics Institute hosts the...

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