The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) is pleased to share with you its first newsletter for 2023. We hope that the new year is treating you kindly.

In this issue, we report on our latest edited research volume, ‘Protest in South Africa: Rejection, reassertion, reclamation’. We are also proud to share a policy paper which reflects on the opportunities and barriers to constructing a developmental social compact in South Africa as well as the ‘Macro-Social Report 2022.

Please read on the following:

  • Macro-social Report 2022
  • Protest in South Africa: Rejection, reassertion, reclamation book launch
  • SALGA’s 5th Annual Local Government Governance & Performance Management Seminar
  • Policy brief on ‘Empowering Civil Society in South Africa for a Developmental Compact’
  • Opinion pieces by MISTRA staff published in the media
We trust you will enjoy this issue.