Crisis: South Africa’s political economy after the local elections
Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and Royal African Society public lecture
Date: Monday 19 September 2016
Venue: Tower 1 Lecture Theatre, Clements Inn, LSE
Speakers: Dr Desné Masie, Nick Branson
Where next for the ruling party after the watershed local elections? We unpack the implications of the results, the growing fractures in the ANC, allegations of state capture and its effect on the economy.
Dr Desné Masie
) is an economist and visiting scholar at the Wits School of Governance, who works on international economics, financialisation, poverty and inequality, and African geopolitical economy. She is the co-host of the African Arguments podcast, an economics contributor to The Times, and an associate of the Democracy Works Foundation.
) is Senior Researcher at Africa Research Institute (ARI) and an expert in African politics, governance, and the rule of law. He is working towards a PhD in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS.
The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
) aims to strengthen LSE’s long-term commitment to placing Africa at the heart of understandings and debates about global issues. Through the Centre for Africa, LSE will forge new links with African scholars and institutions, and increase the visibility of Africa in the LSE’s teaching, research and policy engagement.
The Royal African Society
) is a membership organisation that fosters a better understanding of Africa in theUK and throughout the world. Our goal is to promote Africa globally in the spheres of business, politics, academia, arts and culture. We disseminate knowledge and insight to make a positive difference to Africa’s development and celebrate the diversity and depth of African cultures.
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This event is free and open to all but pre-registration required. Register to attend on EventBrite.