Wits School of Governance

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The Wits School of Governance is hosting a number of events in August to give women a platform to “take up space”. We want to use these forums to learn from women, we want our guests to share their knowledge, wisdom and leave us feeling more inspired and on a trajectory for healing, growth and creativity. Our all women panels throughout the month will cover issues around women in business, leadership, crisis communication and gender-based violence (especially during COVID-19).

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What is Urban Governance

In this session, we unpack and understand what urban governance is and how governance is an interdisciplinary subject. Presented by Dr Caryn Abrahams.

What is Governance

In this session, we understand what governance is, why it is important, and the different types of governance. Presented by Associate Professor Ivor Sarakinsky.

Peace and Security

In this session we understand what how peace and security provides a foundation
for governance. Presented by Associate Professor Erin McCandless

Book Launch – Land Matters

The Wits School of Governance hosted the book launch of Land Matters – South Africa’s Failed Land Reforms and the Road Ahead by Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

Why has land reform been such a failure in South Africa? Will expropriation without compensation solve the problem? What can be done to get the land programme back on track? Land Matters unpacks developments in land redistribution, restitution and tenure reform, and makes suggestions for what needs to be done in the future. The book also considers the power of chiefs, the tension between communal land ownership and the desire for private title, the failure of the willing-buyer, willing-seller approach, women and land reform, the role of banks, and the debates around amending the Constitution.

This webinar was a compelling conversation between Professor Mzukisi Qobo, WSG Head of School and Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

Public Lecture by Bogolo Kenewendo

The Rebuilding of African Economies During and After COVID-19 and the Opportunities Women Should Leverage for Their Advancement. A public lecture by former Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry in Botswana and African Economist, Ms Bogolo J Kenewendo.

Vaccine Nationalism

The Wits School of Governance and the National School of Government hosted the launch of The Political Economy of Vaccines: Access, Equity, and Africa’s Manufacturing Prospects Series, a series of conversations on the political economy of vaccines. A sharp spotlight on global inequalities and the interplays of power between the developed and developing countries.
Dr John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention delivered a keynote address on the topic Vaccine Nationalism and Africa’s Drug Manufacturing Prospects.
Respondents: Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Special Rapporteur, United Nations and Zane Dangor, Special Adviser to the Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

The Rise of Women in Leadership During the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Odile Mackett from the Wits School of Governance speaks to Dr Judy Dlamini, Business leader and Chancellor at Wits University, Economic Analyst and Change Maker Dr Thabi Leoka and Busisiwe Mavuso who is the CEO of the Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) about the role of women in leadership positions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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