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On 22-26 October 2018, JIAS and the Human Economy Programme at the University of Pretoria, in association with Disrupting Africa, will host a ground-breaking Colloquium entitled ‘Digital Finance in Africa’s Future: Innovations and Implications’. The Colloquium will bring 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. Given its scope, a dedicated website has been created for the Colloquium. To access the website, click here.

The Colloquium will be opened on 22 October 2018 by Mr Trevor Manuel, former South African Minister of Finance. To download an invitation, click here.

The opening and all the sessions will be live streamed. To register and watch the opening, click here. To register and watch the other sessions, click here.


Seminar on ‘The Relativity of Bugs Bunny’

On Tuesday 6 November 2018, Prof Steven Karataglidis, a theoretical nuclear physicist at the University of Johannesburg, will lead a seminar at JIAS on ‘The Relativity of Bugs Bunny’. 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.

Live feeds


Videos of JIAS events are avaialable on the UJ YouTube channel. Links are provided below.

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


JIAS Writing Fellowships 2019: Call for Applications

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) invites applications for its Fourth Writing Semester, which will run from 4 February to 31 May 2019. Fellowships are open to any field of expertise. Applications need to be received by 14 September 2018. Read more


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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