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P O Box 1933, Parklands, Johannesburg, 2121, South Africa
Phone : +27 (11) 403 4001/4003 / Fax : +27 (11) 403 4026
Web site : www.cps.org.za
The Centre for Policy Studies is an independent policy research institution that produces original and thought-provoking research on South Africa’s, and the rest of Africa’s policies, governance and democratisation challenges.
Originally established 22 years ago, as part of the Business School of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1987, CPS’s work still enjoys wide recognition among foreign scholars and research institutions. Engaging with, but remaining independent of all political parties and interest groups, it has established itself as a highly respected influence in South Africa’s key policy debates.
CPS is currently engaged in a major expansion programme with a strong emphasis on Africa. Besides a concerted effort to raise enough core funding to sustain a high level of research activity, this programme also entails an increased emphasis on:
• international co-operative research projects,
• efforts to enhance and deepen CPS’s field research,
• a training programme designed to improve CPS research expertise, and
• longer-term projects which will deepen the understanding of South Africa’s policy challenges.
Over the next five years, 2007 - 2012, CPS will focus on a clearly defined niche of policy, governance and democratisation. Its commitment to researching continental African challenges and disseminating them widely will be steadfast.