Public Interview: South African Labor Leader Irvin Jim

Public Interview: South African Labor Leader Irvin Jim

A public interview and discussion  with Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metal Workers South Africa (NUMSA) will shed light on the social, political, and economic challenges facing workers, students, and the poor in post-Apartheid South...
South African Labor Leader Talks About NUMSA

South African Labor Leader Talks About NUMSA

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is the biggest single trade union in South Africa with more than 350,000 members. NUMSA is shaking up the political landscape in South Africa.  In July 2014 NUMSA organized a general strike which shutdown...
Reception: Abby Ginzberg and Soft Vengeance

Reception: Abby Ginzberg and Soft Vengeance

Institute for Policy Studies, with Alliance for Justice and Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights cosponsor this reception for award-winning filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and her new film, Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa. During the reception...
“Viva Mandela, Viva!”

“Viva Mandela, Viva!”

Washington DC – We at the Institute for Policy Studies join the world in celebrating the life of the iconic global leader President Nelson Mandela. We express our deepest condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa. While all in the human family...
Brown Bag: Meeting With Cast of The Island

Brown Bag: Meeting With Cast of The Island

The Island, written by famed South African playwrights Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona and inspired by a true story, takes place in a South African prison and revolves around a cellmate who is soon to be released, and another who is serving a life...
When America Met Mandela

When America Met Mandela

Take your guns, pangas, and knives and throw them into the sea. –Nelson Mandela. “Who is this man Mandela?” The U.S News & World Report asked in January 1990. Apparently no one much knew, since the magazine could only come up with three short...
Author Event: The Unlikely Secret Agent

Author Event: The Unlikely Secret Agent

Join us for a talk and book signing with author, anti-apartheid leader, and solidarity activist, Ronnie Kasrils. Ronnie Kasrils has served in post-apartheid South African governments as Deputy Minister of Defence, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, and Minister...
South Africa at a Crossroads

South Africa at a Crossroads

South Africa has managed, once again, to shock the world with a brutal crackdown on workers. In a series of events eerily reminiscent of apartheid, police killed 34 striking miners and then charged the miners themselves with murdering their colleagues. The killing...
Film: They Go to Die

Film: They Go to Die

They Go to Die is a documentary under development that raises concerns of TB, HIV, and human rights violations in South Africa’s mining industry through the prism of life, love and family. Unlike traditional health films, it focuses on relationships and bonding,...
Game Changers in Global AIDS Fight

Game Changers in Global AIDS Fight

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the first reported case of AIDS, and world leaders are meeting at the United Nations to review progress in the fight against the epidemic. The battle is far from won. But new game-changing research, as well as documented...
Away from Universal Access

Away from Universal Access

In the sweeping fashion of global development commitments, 2010 marks the year by which countries and health agencies worldwide have pledged to scale up their HIV/AIDS interventions “towards universal access” to treatment. In the more sobering reality of...
The World Cup and I

The World Cup and I

The World Cup is coming to Africa for the first time. The Cup will provide many opportunities to Africa and Africans; for example, Africa will have an opportunity to shine in the spotlight of world attention and forge a new post-post-colonial identity in the 21st...