Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


The year 2014 has been an eventful but successful year for us in CODESRIA. We look towards the year 2015 with great optimism for our continent, especially with regard to the progress of democracy and the search for solutions to challenges such as those posed by the Ebola Virus Disease.

Pour le CODESRIA, l’année 2014 a été une année mouvementée mais couronnée de succès. Nous commençons 2015 avec beaucoup d’optimisme pour notre continent qui a connu des avancées en matière de démocratie et des progrès dans la recherche de solutions pour éradiquer l’épidémie à virus Ebola.

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For CODESRIA, 2015 will be the year of our 14th General Assembly, which will be held from 8-12 June 2015. We will also be launching a number of new research programmes and new journals. Important events lined up for the New Year include the Africa Higher Education Summit (Dakar, 10-12 March 2015; theme: “Revitalising Higher Education for Africa’s Future”. CODESRIA is one of the lead organisers); and the World Social Science Forum (jointly hosted by CODESRIA and the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa; Durban, 13-16 September 2015; theme: "Transforming global relations for a just world").

December 2014 marks the first anniversary of the departure of the great Madiba, Nelson Mandela. In this issue of the newsletter you will find an article by Professor Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, of the Archie Mafeje Research Institute, University of South Africa entitled Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela as an Embodiment and Paradigm of Peace. There are also several other features in the newsletter for your enjoyment.

As you enjoy the newsletter, the editorial team wishes you a happy, healthy and successful new year.

January 5 2015