Strategic Reflections

MISTRA facilitates a range of events in its own name or in partnership with other institutes on a wide range of topics.


MISTRA’s extensive network uniquely positions it to bring together various sectors of society to brainstorm difficult issues in a non-pressured environment, free from the constraints of formal, mandated interaction.

In addition, through the duration of MISTRA’s research projects a series of workshops are held involving a wider network of experts and policy-makers to test the hypotheses and outcomes of the research at its different stages and ensure that the final outcome adequately addresses the policy-making challenges. At the end of the research project a public conference is held to communicate the outcome of the research and to broaden the public discourse.

Strategic Reflections

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Access lectures, presentations and photos of past events arising either from the Institute’s research programme or from discussion and consultation with partners in the policy-making and research communities.

Africa in the Age of the Thucydides Trap: Searching for global leadership and strategic thought

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection invites you to an online roundtable discussion with representatives of some of the parties contesting the upcoming elections on the topic Africa in the Age of the Thucydides Trap: Searching for global leadership and...

Democratic South Africa’s Relations with Palestine and Israel

Presentations by Na’eem Jeenah, Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko & Former Ambassador Welile Nhlapo Moderated by Dr Yacoob Abba Omar

Why Innovations Live or Die: South Africa’s Innovation System

MISTRA’s new book, Why Innovations Live or Die: South Africa’s innovation system interrogates the notion of a National System of Innovation (NSI) and the issues surrounding it. Contributing authors argue that the fundamental question is about the relevance of innovations...