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The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) is an institute based at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Although only launched in May 2015 as the first fully-fledged institute for advanced learning in Gauteng, South Africa’s economic and political heartland, JIAS has grown to be one of the leading institutes of its kind based in the African continent. Its purpose is to promote advanced research in the humanities and natural sciences, beyond the regular teaching and research activities at institutions of higher learning.

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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

JIAS welcomes Professor Chris Brink

We are delighted to announce Professor Chris Brink as the latest addition to the JIAS family. Prof Brink joins the Institute as Senior Research Fellow.

Professor Maphai joins JIAS

JIAS recently welcomed Professor Thabane Vincent Maphai who joins the institute as Senior Research Fellow.

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Events

23 Jul 2019
Priorities for Land Reform in South Africa – a pragmatic approach

This approach prioritises production and is also aimed at facilitating deracialisation and improving rural livelihoods. It advocates an increase of expenditure

Venue | Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study

30 Jul 2019
The Mule Filmic Slave Narrative in Django Unchained: Practices of Freedom and the Myth of Vengeful Fantasy

The Department of Politics and International Relations brings you the 3rd JIAS conference on the Legacies of Colonialism and Imperialism.

Venue | Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study

2 Sep 2019
Language, Culture and Colonization | The 3rd JIAS Conference on the Legacies of Colonialism and Imperialism

The Department of Politics and International Relations brings you the 3rd JIAS conference on the Legacies of Colonialism and Imperialism.

Venue | Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study

9 Sep 2019
Intelligence and Learning in the age of AI

This presentation examines two questions related to recent AI development and its implication for intelligence and learning. One is whether deep learning

Venue | Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study

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