The Great Recession

30 September 2015

Kwame Nkrumah Hall, TMALI, 4th Floor Robert Sobukwe Building, Pretoria

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflects hereby invites you to a colloquium for our research project on The Great Recession to be held on 30th September 2015.

MISTRA’s research project on The Great Recessionexamines the implications of the ongoing global economic recession for the African economy as well as implications for human values and the philosophy of social relations.

Various researchers, academics, and policy makers will attend the colloquium.  And we would welcome your perspectives on the papers discussed.

Speakers include:

  • Welcome and Introduction – Prof Vusi Gumede (project leader)
  • The making of the latest crisis, its reach, and the response of the United States and Eurozone countries – Dr Oloruntoba
  • Features of financial markets, global trade relations and the implications for civilians across the globe – Prof Iraj Abedian
  • Impact of the crisis on Africa, its performance following the crisis – Prof Akpan Ekpo (via Skype)
  • Implications of the global economic recession on the role of the State in the economy – Dr Oloruntoba
  • Interface between state and market – Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti
  • Neoliberalism and the African Growth Narrative – Prof Yash Tandon
  • The African Growth Narrative and Social Policy – Prof Devan Pillay
  • Development Ambitions in the context of global slowdown – Mr Lumkile Mondi
  • Politics of Numbers: Deconstructing Statistics in the African Growth Narrative – Mr Pali Lehohla

Publications/Reports related to this event


The Great Recession and its Implications for Human Values