Media Statement
For Immediate Release

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), in partnership with the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI), will be launching a MISTRA research publication: The Great Recession and Its Implications for Human Values: Lessons for Africa which will be held on the 10 November 2016 at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria, with an address by Dr. Iraj Abedian.

The book examines the reasons behind and the implications of the ongoing global economic recession particularly for the South African economy and economies of the rest of the African continent.

Prof Vusi Gumede from the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute (TMALI) is the editor of the book. Authors of various sections of the book include former President Thabo Mbeki, South African Statistician General Pali Lehohla and Nigerian Economist, Professor Akpan H. Ekpo who is also Director General of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management in Nigeria, Lorenzo Fioramontu: Professor at the University of Pretoria and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, Lumkile Mondi: Senior Lecturer at the School of Economic and Business Science, University of the Witwatersrand and Samuel O. Oloruntoba: Senior Lecturer at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa.

The Great Recession, which started around 2007, stands out as the most significant crisis of global capitalism since the 1930s, both in scope and intensity. The publication aims to understand the implications of the recession and responses to it, especially in the arena of human values and approaches to social relations.


VENUE: Reception Hall, 4th floor Kgorong Building, UNISA
DATE: Thursday, 10 November 2016
TIME: 18h30 (Registration will begin at 17h30)

If you are interested in attending or would like to arrange interviews with the book contributors, please contact:

Ms Asanda Luwaca (MISTRA)
Tel: +27 11 518 0260
Cell: 061 117 5238

Mr Tshepo Neito (TMALI)
Cell: 081 303 9114