About the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation

The Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation was established at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2016 as one of six flagship centres of excellence to conduct research. It provides a forum for scholars, practitioners, and civil society actors across Africa and its Diaspora to dialogue and contribute to the rigorous production and dissemination of Pan-African knowledge and culture. The Institute seeks to promote original and innovative Pan-African ideas and critical dialogue in pursuit of global excellence in research and teaching, and to contribute actively to building an international profile for UJ on Pan-African issues.



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Trump’s Bumbling Belligerence Is More of the Same. Adekeye Adebajo. Business Day (South Africa), 2 October 2017.

The Continued Struggles for Women’s Equality in South Africa. Tsitsidzashe Bvute. The Star, 13 September 2017.

Alchemists of AU Reform. Adekeye Adebajo. Business Day, 4 September 2017.

Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Enduring Legacy. Adekeye Adebajo. Sunday Independent (South Africa), 27 August 2017; The Guardian (Nigeria), 23 August 2017.

The President and the Playwright. Adekeye Adebajo. The Guardian (Nigeria) and Business Day (South Africa), 21 August 2017.

The G20: Sound and Fury in Hamburg. Adekeye Adebajo. Business Day, 10 July 2017.

The dilemmas of building Africa’s ebony towers. Odilile Ayodele. Sunday Independent, 9 July 2017.

ANC woolly and chaotic on foreign policy
Adekeye Adebajo assesses an International Relations discussion document due to be tabled at the ANC policy conference on 1-7 July. Business Day, 26 June 2017.

African scourge of presidential paralysis. Adekeye Adebajo, Business Day, 29 May 2017.

Nollywood as a Pan-African cultural phenomenon. Adekeye Adebajo. The Star, Africa Day, 25 May 2017.

Thabo Mbeki’s xenophobia denialism. Adekeye Adebajo. Sunday Independent (South Africa), 30 April 2017.

Decolonising South Africa’s Ivory Towers. Adekeye Adebajo. Business Day, 3 April 2017.

Jammeh’s ousting seen as ray of hope for Africa. Westen K Shilaho. The Star, 3 February 2017