||Patrick Bond talks on African uprisings at Mapungubwe Institute, Pretoria, 30 September
As global commodity super-cycle ends, Africans continue uprising against ‘Africa Rising’
By Patrick Bond
presented to Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra)
Great Recession Colloquium, University of South Africa, Pretoria, 30 September 2015
We write to invite you to attend the colloquium scheduled for 30 September 2015 on a Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) project led by Professor Vusi Gumede. In 2014, MISTRA started a research project that examines the implications of the ongoing global economic recession to the African economy as well as implications for human values and the philosophy of social relations.
This project is different from the Changing Economic Balances in Africa project, another MISTRA project (led by David Maimela). MISTRA’s research project on The Great Recession examines the implications of the ongoing global economic recession for the African economy as well as implications for human values and the philosophy of social relations.
Twelve contributors, examining various implications of the global economic recession to the African economy as well as implications for human values and the philosophy of social relations, were commissioned. The colloquium scheduled for 30 September 2015 will discuss the papers written.
The colloquium would be attended by various researchers, academics, policy makers, practitioners, etc. And we hope you can come and share your perspectives on the papers at the event.
The Colloquium is taking place on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 from 08h30 – 17h00, at the Kwame Nkrumah Hall, Thabo Mbeki African leadership Institute, Robert Sobukwe Building, 4th Floor, 263 Nana Sita Street in Tshwane. A final programme will be circulated prior to the event.
09:40 Remarks on behalf of MISTRA
09:50 Remarks by a potential publisher
10:00 Global Economic Crisis and Africa's Performance
10:20 Politics of Numbers: : Deconstructing Statistics in the African Growth Narrative
10:40 Features of financial markets, global trade relations and the implications for civilians across the globe
11:00 Discussions led by Dr Vishwas Satgar & Prof Jimi Adesina
11:30 The Global Economic Recession and the Role of the State in Bailouts
11:50 The link and impact of Financial Innovation on International trade and Growth in Africa
12:10 Problematizing the Neoliberal African Growth Narrative
13:30 Discussions led by Dr Sphamandla Zondi & Prof Patricia McFadden
14:00 Africans are Rising against 'Africa Rising'
14:40 African Economies Post the Global Financial Crisis: Potential and Prospect
15:00 The Great Recession: Implications for Gender Transformation
15:30 Discussions led by Prof Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni & Prof Oyeronke Oyewumi
16:00 Thanks/Conclusion/Way Forward