This is the second issue of the Newsletter of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) for 2017. South Africa is experiencing a difficult political and economic environment. Times like these underline the significance of think tanks like MISTRA, whose main purpose is to create a platform of engagement around strategic issues facing South Africa.

In this issue, we share some reflections from the MISTRA network on the current political environment, including reactions to the latest Cabinet reshuffle, the SASSA crisis and Human Rights Day. In addition, we provide information on some of MISTRA’s research publications that contain strategic reflection on issues that are relevant to the current political economy in South Africa. Furthermore, we give you a glimpse into MISTRA’s upcoming research project on ‘The Future of Mining in South Africa.’​

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