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Thomas Piketty to deliver the 13th Nelson Mandela annual lecture

Annual lecture

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is pleased to announce that French economist Thomas Piketty will deliver the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 3 October 2015.

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20 years of Franco-South African cooperation in Archaeology

Symposiums

12-16 October 2015
Johannesburg

In the framework of the celebration of the 20 anniversary of the French-South African cooperation in archaeology, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), in partnership with CNRS, the Institute for Research and Development (IRD), the University of the Witwatersrand and the French Embassy in South Africa, are organising a week of cultural and scientific events dealing with archaeology.

This event is organised after the first celebration, "South Africa, Cradle of Humankind", held in France on the 7th of February 2015, at the French Senate.

Programme

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Winter Academy: World Scripts

Concepts and Practices of Writing from a Comparative Perspective

4 – 14 September 2015,
University of Cape Town

Organized by: Zukunftsphilologie, Forum Transregionale Studien, Max Weber Stiftung – Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland, University of Cape Town, French Institute South Africa

Convened by: Members of the Zukunftsphilologie Collegium

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Eskom

Électricité et pouvoir en Afrique du Sud

S. Jaglin et A. Dubresson, 2015, Collection « Terrains du siècle », Paris, Karthala, 228p.
ISBN: 9782811113971

[Book in French]

Premier producteur africain d’électricité, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd est une entreprise publique en monopole, verticalement intégrée et détenue à 100 % par l’État sud-africain. Ébranlé en 2008 par des ruptures locales de la fourniture d’électricité, puis contraint à pratiquer des coupures tournantes, ce champion national est, début 2015, proche du désastre technique et du naufrage financier. Cet ouvrage tente de comprendre comment et pourquoi une entreprise emblématique du capitalisme d’État sud-africain est aujourd’hui en état de détresse.

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Small Atlas of Johannesburg

A Graphical and Critical Analysis of Urban Trends and Issues

Karen Lévy, 2014, Johannesburg, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) & Institut Français d’Afrique du Sud (IFAS), 79p.

This 'urban atlas' has been developed within the framework of a research project on the city of Johannesburg, conducted jointly by the Urban Resilience Research Project1 at the University of the Witwatersrand, the Urban Morphology and Complex Systems Institute and the French Agency for Development.

After two decades of significant change, Johannesburg has been expanding and undergoing deep restructuring. Today, the city is going through an unprecedented development phase, initiated by new territorial dynamics resulting from urban policies, resident practices and market trends.

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