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JIAS at Science Forum South Africa (SFSA)

On 12-14 December 2018, JIAS participated in the fourth Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), hosted by the South African Department of Science and Technology and held at the CSIR International ‘Convention Centre in Pretoria. Read more

JIAS Writing Fellows 2019

JIAS has selected nine Writing Fellows for its Fourth Writing Semester, which will run from February to May. Drawn from hundreds of applicants, they include outstanding young scholars, writers and artists from several continents. Read more

Ten residents selected

JIAS selected ten talented young people for a month-long residency at JIAS in November 2018. The residents spent time doing creative work in our secure and tranquil setting, and had ample daily opportunities to engage with fellow residents.  Read more


On 22-26 October 2018, JIAS and the Human Economy Programme at the University of Pretoria, in association with Disrupting Africa, hosted a ground-breaking Colloquium entitled ‘Digital Finance in Africa’s Future: Innovations and Implications’. The Colloquium brought together African innovators in the field of digital finance as well as academics to discuss the latest developments in this rapidly expanding and increasingly important field. It was opened on Monday 22 October by Mr Trevor Manuel, former South African Minister of Finance. Given its scope, a dedicated website has been created for the Colloquium. Among other things, it contains links to permanent webcasts of the opening as well as all the working sessions. To access the website, click on the button below.



On Tuesday 20 November, the 2018 JIAS Residents arranged a round table discussion with the prominent South African writers Fred Khumalo and Sihle Khumalo. Read more


Please park at the UJ Astro Hockey Club in Radnor Street, Westdene. A shuttle will take you to JIAS, and return you to your vehicle. The shuttle run for half an hour before the event, and half an hour thereafter. The parking area at the Hockey Club is secure. For directions and a map, click on the button below.



JIAS provides live video feeds of its seminars and workshops. For the next event, watch this space.


Webcasts of JIAS events are available on the UJ YouTube channel. Links are provided below.

‘Mayibuye !: The Umsebenzi Cartoons of Eddie Roux’, 17 September 2018.   VIEW

‘Public lecture on Mandela as a lawyer’, UJ Library, 25 September 2018.   VIEW


JIAS has released its annual report for the 2017-2018 reporting cycle. To download a desktop version, click here.

An exhibition entitled ‘MAYIBUYE! – the Umsebenzi cartoons of Eddie Roux’ opened at JIAS on Monday 17 September 2018. It features linotype cartoons drawn by Eddie Roux, author of Time Longer than Rope, for the Communist Party of South Africa newspaper Umsebenzi (The Worker) which he edited in the early 1930s. The exhibition has been curated by Deirdre Pretorius, Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at UJ. The exhibition will hang for a year, and may be viewed by appointment. For a monograph containing the wall notes and a timeline of Roux’s life prepared by Prof Pretorius, as well as reproductions of some of the exhibits, click here.

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