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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MISTRA Annual PGM Roundtable 2020

5 November 2020

Zoom Webinar

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) is pleased to invite you to its Fifth Annual Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Roundtable on the 5th November 2020. Taking place under the...

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Explore Past Strategic Reflections

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.

Book Launch

Understanding South Africa’s Democratic Trajectory Report Launch

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) in partnership with the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) would like to invite you to the launch of the report, Understanding South Africa’s Democratic Trajectory: A comparative analysis of post-colonial societies.


LEAP 4.0: South Africa’s Leap into the Technological Future

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) wishes to invite you to participate in the LEAP 4.0 Convention.  LEAP 4.0 is intended to bring together minds that will discuss practical strategies to proactively take advantage of the developments presented by the...

Roundtable on the ‘Challenges facing basic education in South Africa and the impact of Covid-19′

At the end of 2017, the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) launched the publication, Reimagining Basic Education in South Africa: Lessons from the Eastern Cape, examining the roles of power and politics, governance, management and accountability in the transformation of...