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

Join us for an upcoming strategic reflection, or browse our past events.


Mapungubwe Annual Lecture 2022

5 October 2022


9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), in partnership with the University of Johannesburg, invites you to the 10th Mapungubwe Annual Lecture on 05 October 2022.

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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.


Conference on developing a Pan-African agenda dealing with global issues

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Africa, Institute for Global Dialogue and National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS)  are pleased to invite you to a conference on ‘’Developing a Pan-African Agenda Dealing with...


Renewing South Africa’s Ethical Foundations in the Aftermath of the Zondo Commission’s Findings on State Capture

MISTRA is pleased to invite you to a webinar that brings together contributing authors from its 2018 publication, titled  Seeking the Ethical Foundations of the South African Nation, to reflect on the ongoing relevance of the themes of the volume...

Policy Discussion

Policy Discussion on Reforms for Appointing City Managers

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) wishes to invite you to a webinar discussion of our latest policy paper publication, titled: Two city managers, one municipality: Why reforms are urgent. The policy paper is authored by Prof Mcebisi Ndletyana, a...