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Title: AFRICA INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA


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AFRICA INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA
AISA Strategic and Annual Performance
Plan 2013-2014 Presentation by Dr Hlatshwayo
(Chairperson of Council) Prof. Lukhele-Olorunju
(Interim CEO) Mrs. Maritz (CFO) 17 April 2013
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Table of Contents
  • Slide 4 Mission and Vision
  • Slide 5 About AISA
  • Slide 6 AISAs Mandate
  • Slide 7 AISAs Objectives
  • Slide 8 AISAs Aspiration and Promise
  • Slide 9 AISAs Strategic Objectives
  • Slide 10 Divisions within AISA
  • Slide 11 Documents and Agendas
  • Slide 12 SWOT Analysis
  • Slide 13 Proposed Solutions to Challenges
  • Slide 14 Focus of Research Agenda
  • Slide 15 Broad Thematic Priorities
  • Slide 16 Key Business Drivers
  • Slide 17 Research Agenda
  • Slide 18 Implementation Strategy
  • Slide 19 T1 Projected Outputs
  • Slide 20 T1 Projected Outputs
  • Slide 21 Summary of Outputs 2012/13
  • Slide 22 T2 Governance and Security
  • Slide 23 T3 Governance and Security
  • Slide 24 T4Sustainable Development
  • Slide 25 T5 Science and Technology
  • Slide 26 Flagship Publications State of Africa
  • Slide 27 Flagship Publications Africa at a
    Glance
  • Slide 28 Flagship Publications Africa A-Z
  • Slide 29 AISA Young Graduates Scholars
    AYGS
  • Slide 30 Africa Expo
  • Slide 31 Scramble for Africa Symposium
  • Slide 32 Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture
  • Slide 33 Influence of AISA Research
  • Slide 34 Influence of AISA Research
  • Slide 35 Book Projects
  • Slide 36 AISA Partners
  • Slide 37 Partnerships

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Table of Contents
  • Slide 38 GIS Geo-Portal
  • Slide 39 Cartography
  • Slide 40 Library and Documentation Services
  • Slide 41 Photo Library
  • Slide 42 Photo Library
  • Slide 43 Photo - library
  • Slide 44 Financial Information
  • Slide 45 Resource Allocations
  • Slide 46 Expenditure Budget
  • Slide 47 Expenditure Budget
  • Slide 48 Expenditure Trends
  • Slide 49 Expenditure Trends
  • Slide 50 Expenditure Trends
  • Slide 51 Cost Savings and Initiatives
  • Slide 52 Cost Savings and Initiatives
  • Slide 53 The Way Forward 2013/14
  • Slide 54 Thank you

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AFRICA INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA
Mission To produce relevant research products
aimed at informing sustainable political and
socio-economic development in Africa. Vision An
indispensable African voice on African affairs
Development through Knowledge 4
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About AISA The Africa Institute of South
Africa is a Science Council governed by the AISA
Act (Act 68 of 2001) and mandated to produce
knowledge aimed at informing sustainable
political and socio-economic development in
Africa. AISAs vision is to be An indispensible
African voice on African Affairs and our
2011-2015 Research Agenda is Seeking solutions
for Africas developmental challenges. The
institute is currently ranked 5th think-tank in
Sub Saharan Africa in the 2012 GLOBAL GO-TO
THINK TANKS rankings of the Leading Public
Policy Research Organisations in the World.

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AISAs Mandate
  • AISAs mandate is derived from the AISA Act 68 of
    2001, which establishes it as a statutory body
    aimed to
  • Provide research and policy development support
    in its pursuit of programmes that contribute to
    the development of the African continent,
  • Conduct research and embark on training
    programmes that foster continental patriotism and
    that promote increased awareness and
    understanding of the African continent among the
    peoples of South Africa and across the globe and
  • Establish and participate in and maintain
    networks in Africa and globally which will
    contribute to the peace, development and
    prosperity of the continent.

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AISAs Objectives
  • The AISA Act No. 68 of 2001 states that AISA
    shall pursue the following objectives
  • Promote knowledge and understanding of African
    affairs through leading social scientists acting
    in concert and across various disciplines and
    through training and education on African
    affairs,
  • Collect, process and disseminate information on
    African Affairs, give effective advice and
    facilitate appropriate action in relation to the
    collective needs, opportunities and challenges of
    the continent and
  • Promote awareness and consciousness of Africa at
    grassroots level.
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AISAs Aspiration and Promise
  • AISAs Corporate Values are embedded in the
    acronym PRIDE, which elaborates as
  • Participation
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Development
  • Excellence
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AISAs Strategic Objectives
  • Produce and encourage knowledge production and
    dissemination on African affairs.
  • Increase the reservoir and quality of
    researchers.
  • Build the AISA image and increase our
    visibility.
  • Develop a performance led culture within AISA.
  • Improve the control and governance environment
    and compliance to
  • legislation.

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Divisions within AISA
  • Research organised in 3 Programmes
  • Sustainable Development
  • Governance and Security
  • Science and Technology
  • Support Sub-Units
  • GIS
  • Cartography
  • Outreach and International Liaison
  • Publications
  • Library and Documentation Services (LDS)
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Finance, Administration and IT

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Documents and Agendas influencing the formulation
of Strategic and Annual Performance Plans
  • AISA Act No. 68 of 2001
  • National Research and Development Strategy
  • DSTs 10 Year Innovation Plan
  • DST Human and Social Dynamics
  • PFMA
  • Treasury Regulations
  • Labour Legislation
  • Good Corporate Governance Standards
  • Objectives of the AU
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Growth of the South-South Relations
  • Global interest in Africa
  • National Government Priorities
  • National Development Plan

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SWOT Analysis
Strengths Opportunities
In existence for over 50 years Extensive library collection Recognised brand among academia, government officials and general public Accredited peer reviewed journal Improved stakeholder relations Professional networks of African expertise Redefined strategic vision Adaptable to change Improved internal control environment Improved alignment of outputs and business objectives as well as compliance with legislation and good business practices Income generation, become more self sustaining Infrastructure development Implementation of a shared vision and culture Market the scope of mandate, outputs and products more extensively Staff development Increased research collaborations Increasing goodwill from stakeholders Increasing international interest in Africa
Weaknesses Threats
Lack of effective visibility Insufficient IT and asset infrastructure Limited capacity to manage extensive stakeholder relations High dependence on Parliamentary Grant Increasing number of actors and competitors in the African research arena Possible loss of independence threats of incorporation Inadequate focus through trying to do too much Challenges of retaining high calibre staff Increase in demand for upgraded IT infrastructure and technological enhancements

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Proposed Solutions to AISA Challenges
  • Delineate AISAs niche as dictated by its
    legislative mandate and location within the DST.
  • Implement recommendations cited in the 2010
    Institutional Review relating to improving
    research capacity, funding from government,
    cooperation with like-minded institutions and
    good management.
  • Develop a clear communication and marketing
    strategy that will ensure that AISAs products
    and services are visible and attractive to all
    its stakeholders and widely accessible to
    policy-makers and decision-makers.
  • Identify and partner with other similar research
    and governmental organisations in order to have a
    better impact.
  • Source for financial support to augment
    Parliamentary Grant.

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Focus of Research Agenda
  • Seeking solutions for African challenges and
    sustainable development through the lens of
    government and DST priorities,
  • Adding value and contributing towards policy
    formulation and decision-making locally and
    regionally to assist African governments in
    meeting their objectives and,
  • Placing South Africa firmly on the continent,
    focusing on integration in terms of
    problem-solving and working on finding common
    solutions to common problems as espoused in
    governments desire for a better Africa and a
    better world.

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Broad Thematic Priorities
  • Broad thematic priorities that address challenges
    common to all Africa states
  • include
  • Africas development state improvement of public
    services, health care and access to quality
    education,
  • Cohesive and sustainable communities void of
    conflict, crime and
  • corruption and
  • Sustainable resource management and use, rural
    development, food security and land reform.

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Key Business Drivers of Thematic Priorities
  • The South African government priorities
    (2009-2015)
  • Education
  • Employment Creation
  • Health
  • Rural Development
  • Safety and Security
  • The vision of the African Union
  • The actualisation of human dignity,
  • development and prosperity for the entire African
    people,
  • an integrated prosperous and peaceful Africa,
  • a dynamic force in the international arena.

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Research Agenda
  • Seeking solutions for Africas developmental
    challenges.
  • Our focus over the next 12 months will include a
    vigorous approach to ensure visible deliverables
    of our Research Agenda
  • The rise of insurgency in Africa
  • Inequality and the quality of growth in
    Developing Countries
  • The AU interventions in conflict states
  • Post 2015 Millennium Development goals for the
    continent
  • The AU efforts at growing Inter-African Trade
  • South Africa and BRICS
  • Renewable Energy and Climate Change
  • AISA will continuously scan the African and
    global environments to ensure that studies of
    contemporary issues are conducted and immediate
    policy advice provided to the relevant
    institutions.
  • Knowledge on African affairs will also be made
    available to the general public to generate a
    greater interest about Africa in the country.

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Implementation Strategy for Research Agenda
  • AISA will identify relevant research projects
    every year through a consultative process among
    AISA researchers.
  • Define clear objectives and scope of research
    projects within the ambit of the research agenda
    and the niche that each project addresses.
  • Perform annual reviews of research programmes.
  • Perform an impact analysis to measure AISAs work
    in relation to the adopted agenda after each
    five-year cycle of research.

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Table 1 Projected Outputs

No. Rank Activity Expected Output as per Strategic Plan Output 2012 2013x 2014 2015 2016
14 Researchers Fieldwork 20 Journal Articles (JA) and 14Policy Briefs(PB) 13 JA and 23Policy briefs 34 35 35 36
4 Fellows Write books and organize Book Launches 24 Book chapters per year 48 24 24 24 24
14 Researchers International conferences 14 conference reports and proceedings where applicable 8 8 13 14 14
14 Researchers National conferences/seminars 14 conference/seminar Reports 8 13 14 14 14
6 Internships Write Policy Briefs/Journal Articles, attend conferences/workshops/ seminars Average 2 publications 20 12 12 12 12
11 All Researchers Knowledge production activities Campus Lecture Series Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture Special seminars 1 Seminar from field/researcher 1Seminar for Campus Lecture Series Archie Mafeje Publications 13 13 14 14 14
11 All Researchers Knowledge production activities Campus Lecture Series Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture Special seminars 1 Seminar from field/researcher 1Seminar for Campus Lecture Series Archie Mafeje Publications 13 1 13 1 14 1 14 1 14 1
11 All Researchers Knowledge production activities Campus Lecture Series Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture Special seminars 1 Seminar from field/researcher 1Seminar for Campus Lecture Series Archie Mafeje Publications 4 Quarterly Reports 127 Media Appearances/ visibility 4 Quarterly Reports 120 Media Appearances / visibility 4 Quarterly Reports 120 Media Appearances / visibility 4 Quarterly Reports 120 Media Appearances / visibility 4 Quarterly Reports 120 Media Appearances / visibility
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Table 1 Projected Outputs

No. Rank Activity Expected Output as per Strategic Plan Output 2012 2013x 2014 2015 2016
All AYGS Participation 20 14 14 14 14
All Networking Participation Reports Reports Reports Reports Reports
2 Administrators Divisional administration 2 2 2 2 2
Publications Publications Publish Books 10 10 10 10 10 10
Publications Publications Publish Africa Insight journal and maintain its accreditation 4 Issues 4 4 4 4 4
Publications Publications Publish Occasional Papers 4 0 4 4 4 4
Publications Publications Publish monographs 4 4 2 3 3 3
Publications Publications Policy briefs 10 from Publications Div and 32 for entire organization 11 10 14 14 14
Publications Publications Lecture series 2 2 1 1 1 1
Publications Publications Conference proceedings 2 1 2 2 2 2
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Summary of 2012/2013 Research Outputs To Date
Publications Output 2012/2013 Submitted Target Shortfall
Monographs / Occasional / Technical Papers 6 10 4 Occasional papers
Journal articles 13 6 20 1 if all submitted are published.
Policy briefs 43 24 19
Books / Book chapters Commissioned chapters 32 in print and 16 published 40 24 24
Edited Proceedings 1 1 none
Media Interviews 127 120 7
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Table 2 Programme Implementation Plan
Governance and Security
Theme Project 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Elections and Strengthening of Democracy and Governance in Africa Elections and democratisation in Africa In partnership with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.
Governance and Democracy in Africa Good governance and national productivity in Africa In partnership with the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, University of Rutgers and University of Texas.
Governance and Democracy in Africa Africas response to the external intensified scramble for its resources Annual Conference
21st Century Global Governance Global institutional arrangements AGOA, AU-EU, BRICS, FOCAC, how do these institutional arrangements impact on African economic growth and industrialisation.
South Africas International Relations Southern African Development Community and Southern African Customs Union as drivers of regional integration how is this dichotomy to be managed?
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Table 3 Governance and Security
Theme Project 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Sustainable Peace and Security Fragile states and human security in Algeria, Burundi, DRC, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, North and South Sudan and Zimbabwe.
Sustainable Peace and Security Violent conflict and peace building practice in Algeria, Burundi, DRC, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, North and South Sudan and Zimbabwe Africa.
Sustainable Peace and Security Book project Achieving Peace from Below - The role of civil society in conflict prevention and peace building.
Sustainable Peace and Security Ethnicity, nationality, citizenship and post-conflict reconstruction in Algeria, Burundi, DRC, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, North and South Sudan and Zimbabwe book project .
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Table 4 Sustainable Development and Knowledge
Transfer
Theme Project 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Sustainable Development in Africa Tracking the impact of continental sustainable development strategies (e.g. Agenda 21, Rio earth Summit, Johannesburg Plan of Action, Millennium Development Goals)
Sustainable Development in Africa Investigating the production and sharing of sustainable development knowledge between African and non African Institutions
Sustainability and socio-economic resilience of conflict affected states in Africa Determination of the modes and levels of socio-economic resilience of conflict affected Countries (Sudan, CAR, Mali, Kenya, Somalis, DRC etc)
Sustainability and trade in Africa Investigating models of trade that may enhance regional integration in Africa
Investigating the Corporate Behavior in Africa and their CSR programmes as a way of promoting sustainable development in Africa
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Table 5 Science and Technology for Human
Development
Theme Project 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Technology and Standardisation Investigating the influence of standards and technology on the competitiveness of Africa (focus will be in SADC, East Africa and West Africa).
Geo-Information Systems and Early warning indicators This will be a continuous activity that collates and generates data used in map and books like Africa at a Glance and Africa A-Z, across Africa. The following tools will be used GIS (Geographical Information System) Modelling and Statistical Analysis AISA Geo-portal Spatial analysis.
Technology and Economic Development Monitoring of eco-system transformation and its influence on African economies (Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and Tanzania.) Investigating resource conservation and management in Africa. (South Africa, Angola, DRC, Chad and Cameroon.)
Technology and Economic Development Urban food supply and distribution systems in Africa .
Technology and Economic Development Techno industrial benefits of processing traditional medicines
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Flagship Publications
The State of Africa 2012/13 The Triumph and
Prosperity of Education in Africa Edited by
Tuntufye Mamwenda and Phindile Lukhele-Olorunju,
2013
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Flagship Publications
The 15th edition of Africa at a Glance, serves as
a reminder of the many positive achievements
which need to be appreciated. This compilation
has been issued since 1968. It has been prepared
to fulfill the need for an up-to-date and concise
compendium of published but not readily
accessible data on the countries of Africa.
Africa at a glance Facts and Figures Compiled by
Elize van As, 2012
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Flagship Publications
Africa A-Z Continental and Country
Profiles Edited 1998 by Pieter
Esterhuysen Updated by Sabelo Gatsheni-Ndlovu
2012 Cartographer Elize Van As
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AISA Young Graduates Scholars (AYGS)
The AISA Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS)
Programme is a research capacity building
project. The programme was conceived in 2005 with
the aim of building a body of knowledge and to
project the African voice through various
discourses relating to the continent. It further
intends to span the existing gap of expertise in
knowledge production on African affairs by
developing a society of knowledge producers
amongst the youth. AYGS 2012/2013 theme 2050
Africas future on the horizon Prospects and
Challenges for Development. Date19-21 March at
University of North West (38 papers to be
presented).
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Africa Expo
The Inaugural Africa Expo hosted by AISA with
Partners every 25 May (Africa Day) there was a
bright light shining as Africans came together to
foster new networks trade, tourism and
investment opportunities with each other. Africa
was placed at the forefront of discussion as
there were a number of distinguished guests in
attendance from the academic and business
communities and diplomatic missions in Tshwane
including three local high schools. 2013
Preparations advanced in partnership with TUT,
DIRCO, TMALI, NRF, DAC, Ditsong National Museum,
StatsSA and CBAAC.  
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The Scramble for Africa Conference
Africa Institute of South Africa and its partners
hosts an international Conference on Africa
annually. The Scramble for Africa/Race for Africa
has been the main theme for 2 years. The 2013
Theme Fifty years after the founding of the AU
Africa must unite or perish. Preparations are
advanced for the May Conference. (50 Papers to be
presented)  
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Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture
The annual Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture is a
significant event in AISAs diary. Professor
Archibald Monwabisi Mafeje was known as a
quintessential African intellectual activist for
his sustained and leading role in promoting the
structural, social and economic transformation of
the African continent. Apart from paying homage
to Professor Mafeje, AISA also explores his
research efforts and outputs to inspire
like-mindedness, especially in emerging African
scholars and policy-makers. To be held on 27
March 2013 in partnership with AMRI.
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Influence of AISA Research
  • Policy Briefs that provide an overview of socio
    political environment in Africa and South Africa.
    Topical issues and research outcomes mostly
    addressed.
  • Interactions with Policy Makers These include
    the Presidency, DIRCO, DST, DoD, DTI, DBE,
    DoHET, DoHA, Diplomats.
  • Media appearances so as to provide expert
    opinions on topical issues.
  • Hosting and attending conferences, seminars and
    other events to disseminate information on our
    research.
  • Capacity building mainly in academic
    institutions and mentoring interns
  • Book launches like the South Africas review of
    foreign policy, which has been recently published
    by AISA.
  • Electronic publishing which reaches a global
    audience through AISA website, Polity,
    Pambazuka, BRICS Policy Centre (BPC) and Africa
    growth.

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Influence of AISA Research
  • Research projects in partnership with other
    institutions NSI, DTI, BRICS Policy Centre
    Brazil
  • AISA Geoportal to provide early warning
    indicators and information.
  • Seminars and Campus Lectures presented by
    researchers on return from fieldwork.
  • Seminars presented by external scholars within
    AISA premises e.g. Prof Vladimir Shubin, Dr
    Randall Robinson, Prof Samba Buri Mboup, Dr
    Adewale Aderemi, Mr Rahamtalla Mohamed Osman,
    Raashied Galant.
  • Ambassadorial Forums in Partnership with City of
    Tshwane)
  • Fellowships Book projects
  • MoUs with RSA Universities, Russian Academy of
    Science, China, Rutgers, BRICS and Gulf Research
    Centre.

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Book Projects
  • State of Africa The Triumphs and Prosperity of
    Education in Africa by Prof Mamwenda and
    Lukhele-Olorunju in print
  • Seeking empowering paradigms exploring
    indigenous peoples and minority rights in Africa
    by Mr Korir and Dr Laher in production
  • Laying the BRICS of new global order by Mr
    Kornegay and Prof Bohler Muller in print
  • Peace from Below An examination of
    community-based peace building and transitions in
    Africa by Drs DeLuca and Maphosa in production
  • Challenging issues facing the school system of
    South Africa by Prof Legotlo in production
  • Renegotiating the social contract in Africa by
    Dr Osha in production
  • Multi-faceted Perspectives on Climate Change in
    Africa by Shingi Mutanga , Nedson Pophiwa Dr
    Thokozani Simelane in print

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AISA Partners
  • The Institute participates actively in
    partnership events. We work closely with the
    following partners
  • Universities of Limpopo, Venda, North West ,
    UniZulu and Fort Hare, DOD, SANDF, TUT, UJ, UP -
    on the Campus Lecture Series
  • TUT, DIRCO, TMALI, Ditsong Museum, StatsSA, DAC,
    NRF -on the Africa Day Celebrations and Scramble
    for Africa Conference
  • UNISA and other Universities on Archie Mafeje
    Memorial Lecture
  • DIRCO, UNW, UNIVEN, UJ, Wits, UL, other African
    universities , Guggenheim Foundation -on AISA
    Young Graduates and Scholars conference.

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Partnerships
  • DST, DEA, IGD, UNISA, DIRCO and Erasmus Mundus on
    COP 17
  • North-South Institute (Canada) on Fellowship and
    Research projects
  • MRGG project with DIRCO/PRAU, IGD, SAIIA, and GIZ
  • CIRD and other Think Tanks for collaboration on
    BRICS

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GIS Geo-Portal
This division provides spatial information and
analysis of socio-economic issues. The GIS
supports forecasting, risk analysis and business
intelligence on African countries and regions.
The Unit developed a fundamental geo-spatial
database for Africa. The database is the backbone
of AISAs Geo portal which was launched on 13
October 2010, as AISA commemorated its 50th
Anniversary. The current Geo-portal
www.aigeoportal.org.za is the AISA platform for
sharing data online. This portal is undergoing
further development to allow flexibility and
regular updating of information. Increased
database, collaboration with DIRCO, Dept Human
settlement and DTI. Latest project African
Administrative borders.
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Cartography
AISA has an in-house cartographer to create maps
according to requested specifications.
Cartography conducts research which is compiled
into an original spatial map for AISAs various
publications and external clients. Africa Fast
Facts and the Africa in Focus posters were
developed by this division. The posters are
distributed to schools to enhance awareness of
the continent. The division hosts a collection
of wall maps consisting of topo-cadastral maps,
topographical maps, maps showing indigenous
groups, mineral maps, soil maps and maps showing
power lines and parks and game reserves amongst
others. gt20 maps created, capturing maps on
WIZCAT updating of Flagship projects.
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Library and Documentation Services (LDS)
  • Knowledge Creation, Dissemination and
    Preservation
  • Digitisation Project
  • Schools Outreach being re-evaluated
  • Networking and Capacity Building conferences,
    seminars, workshops attended
  • Expanding the LDS Holdings

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Mr Modise,AISA librarian interacting with
learners in PE, Eastern Cape
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Mr Mokgohloa, AISA Information Monitor presenting
to learners in PE
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Mr Modise posing questions to learners on Africa
related issues
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Financial Information
AISAs main source of income derives from the
grant allocation through the Department of
Science and Technology. It currently comprises
of 89 of total revenue for the 2013/14 and
2014/15 financial years. Other income is
generated through sales of books, maps, special
project income, partnerships, membership and
royalty fees, as well as interest received. The
chart below sets out the distribution of revenue
amongst the set objectives of AISA.
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Expenditure Budget 2012/13 - 2017
Objectives and other expenditure items Projected Expenditure Projected Expenditure Projected Expenditure Projected Expenditure Projected Expenditure Projected Expenditure
Objectives and other expenditure items 2012/13 Original 2013/14 Adjusted 2014/15 Adjusted 2015/16 Adjusted 2016/17 New 2017/18 New
R R R R R R
PROGRAMME 1 Produce high level and quality research outputs. 5,697,013 5,625,124 6,023,124 6,100,856 6,605,984 6,712,783
PROGRAMME 2 Increase the reservoir and quality of researchers and implement capacity building programmes. 1,728,250 1,879,357 1,949,220 2,021,166 2,122,224 2,228,335
PROGRAMME 3 Repositioning AISA in terms of visibility and build the AISA image. 1,115,857 1,163,397 1,205,787 1,250,838 1,371,410 1,440,181
PROGRAMME 4 Develop a performance led culture within AISA. 1,098,555 969,306 1,014,340 1,055,304 1,108,069 1,163,473
PROGRAMME 5 Improve the control and governance environment and compliance with legislation. 1,369,206 995,898 1,032,765 1,092,965 1,147,613 1,204,994
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Expenditure Budget 2012/13 - 2017
Objectives and other expenditure items Projected Expenditure Projected Expenditure Projected Expenditure Projected Expenditure Projected Expenditure Projected Expenditure
Objectives and other expenditure items 2012/13 Original 2013/14 Adjusted 2014/15 Adjusted 2015/16 Adjusted 2016/17 New 2017/18 New
R R R R R R
Employee Related Costs (Excluding interns Performance Incentives) 20,206,459 21,406,398 22,131,398 23,133,485 24,290,159 25,504,667
Running Expenditure 5,463,288 6,532,242 7,185,466 5,331,175 5,272,066 5,758,968
Administrative Expenditure 1,149,372 1,244,278 1,404,900 1,631,666 1,780,803 1,869,843
Total Expenditure 37,828,000 39,437,000 42,672,000 41,617,455 43,698,328 45,883,244
Total Income 37,828,000 39,437,000 42,672,000 41,617,455 43,698,328 45,883,244
Surplus/(Deficit) - - - - - -
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Expenditure Trends
Expenditure is projected to increase with 4,1
from the prior year. Employee related cost will
comprise of 54 (2012/13 55) of the total
expenditure. An average growth in salary
expenditure is estimated at 5.6 in line with the
MTEF allocation for the 2013/14 financial year.
The remaining 46 (2011/12 47) will be
distributed between operating (Programmes 1-5) ,
running and administrative expenditure. The
average growth in expenditure over the 5 year
period is estimated at 2,8. Research and core
related expenditure will contribute to 14.3
(2011/12 10.4) of the overall expenditure
budget. Research expenditure increased with
3.3 year-on-year. The operating lease
expenditure annually increase with 10 and
comprise of 7 of the total running expenditure.

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Expenditure Trends
AISA endeavoured to limit employee related costs
to an average of 54 over the MTEF period.
Increases in employee related costs were based on
MTEF budget guidelines to reflect the indicatives
of an average of 5,5 over the next three year
medium term budget cycle.   Expenditure
increases were limited to an average of 5.2,
over the next three year medium term expenditure
period with reprioritization decreases of 1, 2
and 3 respectively. The increase will
accommodate expenditure items such as audit fees,
depreciation, lease payments, water, electricity,
rates and taxes. The aforementioned expenditure
exceeds the average projected inflation and
growth indicatives. AISA reprioritized its
current expenditure, leveraging costs and
partnering with like-minded institutions on
projects that would render future potential
benefits to assist us in delivering on our
mandate.
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Expenditure Trends
Research outputs might also be impacted as a
result of incorporation and the fact that AISA
currently only has one Director in the Research
Division. The budget requirements for the
identified critical needs were addressed through
the submission of infrastructure bid requests to
the DST. They evaluated the pre-proposals and
indicated that the infrastructure needs will be
addressed through the submission of Section
53-3. The budget required for the projects
amounted R2,234 million.
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Cost Saving Initiatives
Sustained efforts were implemented to   Reduce
the average employee related cost in relation to
operational expenditure Result (Employee
related cost decreased from 60 to 53 over a 4
year period) Efforts to strengthen budget
systems and monitor utilisation of expenditure
more effectively Result (Accumulated surplus
funds reduced from R14,825 million to R6,693
over a 4 year period) Increase research budget
through prioritisation of research projects in
relation to overall budget Result (Increase
from 7 to 10 over a 4 year period)
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Cost Saving Initiatives
Increase revenue base through alternative funding
other than government grant (excluding
interest) Result (Increase from 2 to 8
over a 4 year period).   AISA incurred cost for
consultants with regards to legal assistance as
AISA is lacking expertise, especially in the
fields of labour and contracts. The expenditure
for the professional fees is estimated at R47,000
for the 2013/14 financial year. The average cost
expensed over the past four years amounted to
R179,000. AISA had 8 vacant positions as at 30
September 2012. Three of the six vacant
positions in the Research Division were filled by
December 2012.
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The Way Forward for 2013/14
  • The Research Division and Support Services will
    continue to work towards achieving the objectives
    as outlined in the Research Agenda 2011-2015, but
    will make changes to suit changing contexts.
  • Research Division will be informed and guided by
    the new Research Policy and Guidelines as
    approved by Council in January 2012.
  • Internal and external peer review will be
    undertaken to ensure quality via the RPC and
    Editorial Board.
  • Output targets have been re-evaluated to be
    realistic and lack of progress on certain
    programmes committed to in the Research Agenda
    continue to be addressed.
  • The Fellowships and Book Projects are aligned
    and contracts reflect realistic work plans and
    SMART goals.
  • Research is conducted within an ethical
    framework.

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