Research and policy ideas formulated by the NSI can take many forms: academic articles, policy reports, opinion articles, working papers, case studies, books, among other formats. All our production is open access, and its use and dissemination are encouraged – upon citation. In this section you will find all the publications released by the NSI and its team of researchers.
03/11/2023An analysis of trends and patterns of migration in Africa
Explore the New South Institute's report on migration trends in Africa, authored by Michael Mutava. The study highlights economic drivers, the prevalence of intra-African migration, and calls for comprehensive policies and data harmonization.
11/10/2023The Five Cs of the Contemporary Crisis of Government and How to Overcome Them
The New South Institute presents a Working Paper addressing challenges in South Africa's public service. It highlights the importance of management autonomy, the role of the Public Service Commission, and the need for comprehensive reforms beyond legislation.
19/07/2023New Horizons in African Migration: The Migration Governance Reform Research Program (MIGRA) Takes Off
The New South Institute is thrilled to present the inaugural report of the Migration Governance Reform Project, titled "Framing a Study of African Migration Governance Reform—Towards Freer Movement". This key publication explores innovative ways to enhance the movement and settlement of Africans within the continent.
12/06/2023The Function of The Police: Crime, Social Emergencies, and Disorder
Explore NSI's publication "The Function of The Police: Crime, Social Emergencies, and Disorder", which illuminates South African police work's complexities, advocating for a depoliticized, democratic, citizen-focused police service.
13/06/2023An Agenda for Reform: A Proposed Pathway Towards Professionalizing Public Administration in South Africa
Explore the latest NSI policy brief "An Agenda for Reform," by Ivor Chipkin, analyzing South Africa's systemic government crisis and proposing public administration professionalization as a solution
17/05/2023The End of South Africa? Contemporary South Africa and the Politics of Self-Determination
Explore the intricate dynamics of self-determination in South Africa with our collaborative report, "The End of South Africa? Contemporary South Africa and the Politics of Self-Determination," in partnership with the Belgrade International Law Circle. Gain valuable insights into the historical development, challenges, and implications of self-determination within the nation's political landscape
03/02/2023Empowering the Periphery: An Analysis of Post-Conflict Transitions in South Africa and the Republic of Serbia
The New South Institute's report 'Empowering the Periphery' provides a comparative analysis of the post-apartheid transition in South Africa and the post-socialist transition in the Republic of Serbia, highlighting the profound failures and limitations of these processes and underlining the need to empower the periphery in a rapidly changing world.