Upcoming Dialogues


Consolidating five years’ work within the Mandela Initiative

The Initiative’s work started in 2012 when the University of Cape Town hosted the Towards Carnegie3: Strategies to Overcome Poverty & Inequality conference. Since then, 23 multi-sectoral action dialogues and other workshops were hosted to share experience, ideas and research on poverty and inequality topics. Over the same period, eight research programmes were set up to probe key themes that emerged from conference. These studies, led by nine Research Chairs and involving a network of South African universities and organisations that undertake policy research, are currently being completed. Bi-annual Think Tank meetings have provided leadership and strategic guidance to the Initiative. The outcomes of these work streams and those of other academics from several universities and the Human Sciences Research Council are now being consolidated for discussion at an event in February 2018. More details will be made available in due course.