From left to right are Prof Peter Vale; Prof Bertil Andersson; Prof Ihron Rensburg; H.E. Mr Chua Thai-Keong; and Prof Tshilidzi Marwala.


The UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNEBURG and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore have agreed to extend their collaboration on the JIAS initiative for another five years. The initial agreement establishing JIAS was signed in 2015. Professor Bertil Andersson, President of Nanyang Technological University, and Prof Ihron Rensburg, UJ Vice-Chancellor and Principal, signed the new agreement extending the life of the Institute at a ceremony at JIAS on 20 March 2017.

The ceremony was also attended by the Singapore High Commissioner to South Africa, H.E. Mr Chua Thai-Keong; Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, UJ Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Kristen Sadler of the President’s Office at NTU; Prof Peter Vale, Director of  JIAS; Prof Ronit Frenkel, Deputy Director of JIAS; Johnny Selemani, Academic Manager at JIAS; and the 2017 JIAS Writing Fellows.