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Prof Carlos Lopes
Appointment of former UN Economic Commission for Africa head at UCT
Just five years old, UCT’s youngest baby has managed to attract the cream of African intellect to mentor the next generation of the continent’s public servants. Professor Lopes’ appointment was announced at the School’s five year celebration...
Atlantic Fellow Programme
Applications: Atlantic Fellow Programme
Applications for the new Atlantic Fellows programme in Economics and Social Inequality, based at the London School of Economics and Political Science have now opened. The programme is inviting applications from experienced activists, academics,...
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Africa’s young leaders: The Renaissance that’s needed
It is something of an indictment of African leadership that in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation was unable to identify a suitable recipient for its Ibrahim Prize, which seeks to celebrate excellence in African leadership.
Brian Levy
Politics, parents and the search for solutions to turn SA’s schools around
New research from GSDPP highlights that there is no ‘magic bullet’ or one right way to turn around South Africa’s schools and suggests that focusing on what works across different settings adds to possibilities for improving educational outcomes.
Participants at the Understanding Poverty and Inequality in SA course
Are South Africans committed to democracy?
At the recent GSDPP course on Understanding Poverty and Inequality in South Africa, Trevor Manuel reiterated that attacking poverty and deprivation must be the first priority of a democratic government and urged policymakers to get down and dirty in...
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Sunday, 4 December 2016

The appointment of Professor Carlos Lopes is yet another coup for UCT’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice. Just five years old, UCT’s youngest baby has managed to attract the cream of African intellect to mentor the next generation of the continent’s public servants. Professor Lopes’ appointment was announced at the School’s five year celebration yesterday evening.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 11:30
Prof Carlos Lopes

Article appears on Business Live on 30 November 2016

Seasoned development economist Carlos Lopes will be joining the University of Cape Town as a visiting professor.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 09:30
Ferial Haffajee presenting to the students

Participants in the GSDPP’s Leading in Public Life Young African Leaders Programme recognise the need for outstanding leadership now and believe looking deep inside themselves for solutions; active civic engagement and creative collaboration, are essential elements.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:15
Nhlanhla Nene

Balance, resilience and solid personal values – these are among the essential leadership qualities needed by leaders in Africa today argued former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene during an address to young leaders on the GSDPP’s Building Bridges Young African Leaders programme.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 10:15

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