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Visiting Fellow Prof John Rapley

7 Mar 2019|

Prof Rapley is currently on sabbatical at JIAS from February until the end of May 2019. John Rapley has made a vocation of working, and living, at the frontier where theory meets practice.

Human Rights Webinar

18 Oct 2018|

The International International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (HR Network) has released a resource guide entitled Engaging with Human Rights in the National Academy Context.

Trevor Manuel opens Colloquium

14 Sep 2018|

THE Colloquium on Digital Finance in Africa was opened on 22 October 2018 by Mr Trevor Manuel, former South African Minister of Finance. His keynote address was followed by a panel discussion on ‘The Impact of Digital Finance on Africa’s Growth’.

JIAS is expanding

12 Sep 2018|

No 5 Tolip Street, Westdene, which has been purchased to expand the JIAS complex.The University of Johannesburg had purchased a property next to the existing JIAS complex in Tolip Street, Westdene.

Prof Marwala delivers distinguished lecture in Singapore

24 Aug 2018|

ON 30 August 2018, Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, delivered a lecture on ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Society’ at the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NTSH) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The lecture formed part of the NISTH’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Panel discussions on the future of work

1 Aug 2018|

FROM 15 August to 12 September, JIAS will host four high-level panel discussions on the future of work. The series is aimed at providing South African role players with an opportunity to discuss the nature and implications of the far-reaching technological changes under way in the workplace in South Africa as well as globally.

JIAS Deputy Director wins Alan Paton Award

27 Jun 2018|

Dr Bongani Ngqulunga at the Sunday Times Literary Awards ceremony in Johannesburg on 23 June 2018.Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, newly appointed Deputy Director of JIAS, has won the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction for his book The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme. He received the award at a gala dinner held in Johannesburg on Saturday 23 June 2018.

Visit to the Cradle of Humankind

29 May 2018|

The JIAS group outside Maropeng, the visitor’s centre at the Cradle of Humankind.On 18 May, seven 2018 JIAS Writing Fellows visited the Cradle of Humankind, the World Heritage Site north west of Johannesburg in Gauteng province.

JIAS takes part in Polokwane Literary Fair

8 May 2018|

On 17–20 April 2018, a JIAS team, including some of our 2018 Writing Fellows, participated in the Polokwane Literary Fair in Limpopo. The Fair is a flagship project of the Department of Cultural Services of the Polokwane Municipality, in the provincial capital of Limpopo. JIAS has participated in this event every year since 2016.

JIAS Writing Fellows 2018

22 Nov 2017|

JIAS has announced the names of its third intake of Writing Fellows for its four-month Writing Term that will run from February to May 2018. Selected from more than 300 applicants, the Writing Fellows include authors, journalists, and scholars in various disciplines from Africa and Asia.

David Shulman visits JIAS

6 Sep 2017|

Professor David Schulman, one of the greatest living Indologists,visited JIAS in early September. He was a cures of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, Wits University, and JIAS.

UBIAS calls for applications for ICA3

19 Jun 2017|

UBIAS (University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study) has called for applications to participate in the third UBIAS Intercontinental Academia (ICA) on ‘Laws: Rigidity and Dynamics’, to be held at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in March 2018, and the University of Birmingham in March 2019.

Last Night at the Bassline

12 Jun 2017|

A BOOK written by David B Coplan, professor of social anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand and a 2016 JIAS Writing Fellow, was launched in Johannesburg on Sunday 11 June 2017.

JIAS event at the NTU

24 Apr 2017|

LINKAGES between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and JIAS were explored at an event at NTU in Singapore on Wednesday 12 April 2016.

Colloquium report released

11 Apr 2017|

A comprehensive report on the colloquium entitled ‘Why The Brain Matters’ hosted by JIAS in the latter half of 2016 has been completed and is available to the public.

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