Dear colleagues,

The third issue of Wits University’s new research magazine, #Curiosity, themed: Capital. Who owns you?, is available now.

With 10 days to go before the start of the 54th ANC National Conference in Johannesburg, this issue of #Curiosity interrogates capital within the context of political economy, monopoly capital, corruption, and the rapid disruption of the status quo and the world as we know it.

In this issue #Curiosity explores stories such as:

  • How South Africa was stolen
  • How to bring crooks to book
  • How the ANC got its economic spots

It also looks at radical economic transformation with a special face-off between Wits economists Lumkile Mondi and Chris Malikane from the Wits School of Economic and Business Sciences in:

  • The Zumafication of economic transformation vs Decolonise the economy

Our featured researchers include:

  • Professor Dorrit Posel, Helen Suzman Chair in Political Economics
  • Professor Vishnu Padayachee, Derek Schrier and Cecily Cameron Chari in Development Economics
  • Associate Professor Chris Malikane, economist
  • Lumkile Mondi, economist
  • Associate Professor Tawana Kupe, Vice-Principal
  • Nhanhla Nene, interim Director of the Wits Business School
  • Professor Garth Stevens, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities
  • And many more

With #Curiosity we aim to make our fabulous researchers, research and research stories more accessible to our staff and students, the general public, the media and our international networks to foster collaborations and impact the world for the good of our communities.

#Curiosity is available on all campuses in hard copy and can be read online on the Wits website here:

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