UCT launches the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance

UCT has launched a Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance on Thursday - a living memorial of the former SA President.

Alan Hirsch, deputy head of the Policy Unit at UCT, says they have been in operation for the past six years as the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice.

He says they have established themselves as an African centre with about 1 300 alumni from more than 30 African countries.

We have a Masters programme and executives short courses as well as emerging African leaders programme. We are building a network of progressive, sound minded African leaders.

Alan Hirsch deputy head of the Policy Unit at UCT

We look at the kind of issues that challenge Africa, where good decisions are made but difficult to implement...

Alan Hirsch deputy head of the Policy Unit at UCT

At the moment the programme focuses on people who are in positions of responsibilities, in government, NGO's and municipalities all over the continent.

To hear the rest of the conversation with Alan Hirsch, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : UCT launches the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Capetonians water consumption down by about 536 million litres of water a day

Capetonians water consumption down by about 536 million litres of water a day

Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg talks to Kieno Kammies about Cape Town's latest dam levels.

Shift to stage 2: Over 800 megawatts back on line from Cahora Bassa - Eskom

Shift to stage 2: Over 800 megawatts back on line from Cahora Bassa - Eskom

Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer predicts Stage 2 load shedding for Friday and Saturday and energy expert Chris Yelland also weighs in.

Ingoyama trust fund vows to fight land expropriation

Ingoyama trust fund vows to fight land expropriation

Land and Accountability Research Centre at UCT Dr Aninka Claassens says the king is really making a mountain out of a molehill.

Organisers steadfast on dinner for people of colour at UCT programme

Organisers steadfast on dinner for people of colour at UCT programme

It appears the week-long dinners will remain POC-centred, despite an order to by UCT management to make the event open to all.

Low cost MBA designed to open up access to higher education

Low cost MBA designed to open up access to higher education

The low-cost version of the course would require students to submit a portfolio of their work based on NQF levels.

UCT prof named one of world's 50 greatest leaders

UCT prof named one of world's 50 greatest leaders

Professor Chibale made the Fortune magazine list for his work around drug research and development.

Popular articles
Zuma's permanent stay of prosecution bid puts NPA on trial, says Karyn Maughan

Zuma's permanent stay of prosecution bid puts NPA on trial, says Karyn Maughan

Reporter Karyn Maughan shares latest in Jacob Zuma's high court bid to have corruption charges against him permanently dropped.

Best way to invest the jackpot if you win the lotto

Best way to invest the jackpot if you win the lotto

More than 70% of lotto winners go broke, warns Warren Ingram, a personal financial advisor at Galileo Capital.

'Zuma believes that nuclear deal with Russia would've solved SA energy crisis'

'Zuma believes that nuclear deal with Russia would've solved SA energy crisis'

Senior specialist reporter at Tiso Blackstar Karyn Maughan speaks about her interview with former president Jacob Zuma.

South Africa can have cheap electricity, forever! – former Eskom engineer

South Africa can have cheap electricity, forever! – former Eskom engineer

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, CEO at ENERTRAG South Africa.

Meet Sandile Shabalala, CEO of black-owned and controlled TymeBank

Meet Sandile Shabalala, CEO of black-owned and controlled TymeBank

TymeBank has no branches and no monthly fees. Most transactions are free. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO.

What are the rules and regulations when it comes to owning a generator?

What are the rules and regulations when it comes to owning a generator?

A listener on the Afternoon Drive has shared his frustrations with a neighbor's noisy generator and the health risks it posed.

Survey reveals SA teachers 'emotionally overwhelmed'

Survey reveals SA teachers 'emotionally overwhelmed'

A report has revealed that many teachers feel overwhelmed and often feel they must step into the role of a 'proxy parent'.