Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion on “Why Governments Work: Why the Public Service Matters?”

16 September 2013

PARI Offices, 26 Rhodes Avenue, Parktown West

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) will bring together a panel of major African and Asian scholars and thought leaders to share their views and experiences on the fortunes of post-independence governments. Why have some states succeeded more than others?

The panel discussion inaugurates a two day conference on “African State Formation and Bureaucracy in Comparative Perspective“.


Joel Netshitenzhe, Executive Director (MISTRA) and former Director of Policy in the Presidency

Eghosa Osaghae, Professor of Comparative Politics and Vice Chancellor at Igbinedion University.

Eun-Jeung Lee, Professor at the Institute of Korean Studies at the Freie Universitat, Berlin

Ketso Gordhan, Former City Manager of Joburg and Advisor in the Presidency. Currently CEO of Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC)

Chaired by Ferial Haffajee, Editor of City Press.