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A South African Platinum Group Metals Exchange

The journey of this research report started in August 2013 when the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) published its book entitled South Africa and the Global Hydrogen Economy: The Strategic Role of Platinum Group Metals. The publication explored the strategic opportunities that arise from South Africa’s endowment of these strategic minerals.

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MISTRA Post Launch Publication

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) was conceived in late 2009; work on its
establishment commenced in late January 2010; and it began functioning in March 2010. It was formally
launched, however, in March 2011 at an event held at The Castle in Kyalami, Johannesburg. The launch
event took the form of a gala dinner followed by a two-day conference.

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Voting Trends 25 Years into Democracy

Voting Trends 25 Years into Democracy: Analysis of South Africa’s 2019 Election contributes strategic reflections on and in-depth analysis of the implications of Election 2019.

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Voting Trends Twenty Years Into Democracy

Voting Trends Twenty Years Into Democracy: Analysis of South Africa’s National and Provincial Elections is a study by MISTRA, that seeks to develop a deeper understanding of the outcome of South Africa’s 2014 national and provincial elections.

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African Millennial Dialogue Research Report

MISTRA partnered with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), Global Progressive Forum (GPF) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) to conduct a groundbreaking study aimed at better understand the political attitudes of young people, aged between 15 – 35 years in South Africa.