Nation Formation and Social Cohesion

15 July 2013


8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Colloquium provides an opportunity to examine the work done by the research team over a period of 18 months. It will provide an opportunity to engage in a critical way with the theoretical and methodological outcomes of the research process. The core research team will integrate key issues emerging from the Colloquium into the final Research Report.

The main objectives of MISTRA’s research project on ‘Nation Formation and Social Cohesion’ were to examine the different interpretations and meanings diverse social actors attach to the prospects of nation formation and social cohesion in South Africa. The key objective was to examine the progress South Africa has made in this regard, and how to address the challenges.

Besides literature reviews and theoretical reflections, the project sought to interrogate experiences of communities across locales in various parts of the country, in case studies that have unearthed unique insights.

Publications/Reports related to this event


Nation Formation and Social Cohesion