In issue Number#19 we are proud to announce the completion of, and release of two research reports: Essays on the Evolution of the Post-Apartheid State: Legacies, Reforms and Prospects and Patronage Politics Divides Us.

We also report on the Inaugural Pixley ka Isaka Seme Annual Lecture Series at Columbia University presented by Joel Netshitenzhe, MISTRA’s Executive Director.
Issue#19 also reports on a range of tributes to former President Nelson Mandela by Joel Netshitenzhe, Yacoob Abba Omar, Gail Smith, and Mcebisi Ndletyana; as well as articles by David Maimela, Jeffrey Sehume and Radhika Perrot.
And we’re proud to include a profile of Dr Thandi Ndlovu, a member of the MISTRA Board of Governors, who was recently awarded the Business Woman of the Year Award by the Business Woman’s Association of South Africa.