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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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.


Mapungubwe Annual Lecture 2023

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) would like to invite you to the 11th Mapungubwe Annual Lecture.

The Trajectory of Technological Innovations after Research and Development

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) invites you to a side event at the upcoming Science Forum South Africa 2023 on ‘The Trajectory of Technological Innovations after Research and Development’.

8th Annual PGM Roundtable

MISTRA is pleased to invite you to its eighth Annual Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Roundtable, scheduled to take place on the 6 of September 2023.  The 2023 PGM roundtable aims to take forward the discussion on the just transition to...