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Information, Understanding, Transformation: The Challenges of the 4IR

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‘The Absent Community’ symposium at JIAS

‘The absent community’symposium was recently held at Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS). The Symposium brought together a small group of scholars from the disciplines of Philosophy, Political

Fred Khumalo launches latest book at JIAS

Award-winning author, journalist and former Writing Fellow, Fred Khumalo recently launched his latest book ‘Talk of the Town’ at JIAS. Some of Khumalo’s works include the popular Dancing the Death Drill,

Britain post Brexit

Professor John Rapley, who is currently a visiting fellow at JIAS, writes about Britian post Brexit. The article appeared in the Daily Maverick (30 May 2019). Read it here: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-05-29-britains-slow-suicide-as-the-brexit-euro-chickens-come-home-to-roost/

Miracle churches and the fourth industrial revolution

Why do people join ‘miracle churches’? There is a disconnect with the economy due to high levels of unemployment in South Africa; that was one of the views that Professor Maria Frahm-Arp highlighted when

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12 Nov 2019
Buying Land on Credit: Networks of debt, risk and investment among black land purchasers in early 20th Century Transvaal

Venue | Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study

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