Perspectives on Thought Leadership for Africa's Renewal

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This book outlines perspectives of emerging and established African scholars on what one could describe as the debate on leadership and the articulation of the life of the mind in Africa's socio-economic, political and cultural life from the time of independence to date. The papers contained in the book cover the following thematic areas: Alternative Leadership Paradigm for Africa's Advancement; African Perspectives on Globalisation and international relations; Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance; Scientific, Technological and Cultural Dimensions of African Development. The first section deals with alternative leadership paradigms for Africa's advancement. It also debates the 'thin line' separating management studies from leadership studies and untangles the hermeneutic complexities in the term 'leadership'. Section two examines among other things, the crucial challenge of globalisation and public ethics and others African perspectives. The section also interrogates the current complexities and credibility deficits in the global governance of trade and towards the end engages philosophical questions about conscience and consciousness in African development and progress. The debates in section three continue to section four and focus on the overall issues of language and liberation, the significance of Multi-, Interand Trans-Disciplinary Approaches in the analysis of the African continent, appropriate indigenous paradigms for promoting the African renaissance as well as a series of debates on the meaning and prospects of regional integration in Africa's renewal. This provides just a snapshot of a very wide ranging and interesting debate contained in the publication.

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Perspectives on Thought Leadership for Africa’s Renewal
Edited by Kwandiwe Kondlo
Perspectîves on Thought Leadershîp or Arîca’s Renewal
First Published in 2013 by the Africa Institute of South Africa PO Box 630 Pretoria 0001 South Africa
ISBN: 978-0-7983-0452-8
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Acknowledgements Foreword Speeches
Table of Contents
– Introductory remarks by the Patron o TMALI Mr Thabo Mbeki
– Speech by the ormer Chancellor o Unîsa Judge Ngoepe
– Statement by ormer Prîncîpal and Vîce Chancellor o Unîsa N Barney Pityana
– Remarks by ormer Vîce Chaîrperson o Unîsa Councîl, Dr Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane
Lîst o Contrîbutors – The Scientific Committee – Secretariat – Rapporteurs – Authors and their Affiliations
PART 1
CHAPTER 1 Introductîon: Arîca’s ‘Unended Quest’ or Emancîpatîon – North Arîca and Beyond Kwandiwe Kondlo
PART 2 THEMATIC PAPERS
CHAPTER 2 Wounded Healers and Transormatîve Leadershîp: Towards Revolutîonary Ethîcs Catherine Odora Hoppers
CHAPTER 3 Responsîbîlîty and Governance Elias Kifon Bongmba
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CHAPTER 4 Evolvîng Thoughts on the Aro-optîmîsm – Aro-pessîmîsm Debate Locksley Edmondson
PART 3 SECTION 1: ALTERNATIVE LEADERSHIP PARADIGM FOR AFRICA’S ADVANCEMENT
CHAPTER 5 Leadershîp, the Oldest Practîce and Youngest Dîscîplîne: Clearîng the Path to the Arîcan Renaîssance Emmanuel Ngara
CHAPTER 6 The Kîng’s Justîce: An Example o Leadershîp Tshililo Liphadzi
CHAPTER 7 Educatîng Arîcan Leaders about the Ideals o Leadershîp: Lessons rom Mohlomî, the Arîcan Phîlosopher Chîe Khali Victor Mofuoa
CHAPTER 8 RARE Leadershîp: An Alternatîve Leadershîp Approach or Arîca Hellicy Ngambi
CHAPTER 9 Intellectual Leadershîp: The Alternatîve Leadershîp Paradîgm or Arîca’s Advancement Greg Sako Kame
CHAPTER 10 Epîstemîc Pluralîsm or Knowledge Transormatîon Lesiba Teo
CHAPTER 11 A Proposal or a Programme to Promote Arîcan Scholars: Lessons Drawn rom the Hîstory o the World Councîl o Churches and îts Programme to Combat Racîsm Thembeka Mufamadi
CHAPTER 12 Securîng Arîca’s Renaîssance: The Youth as Potentîal and Challenge or Arîcan Leadershîp în the 21st Century Makhosini Lucky Kunene
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SECTION 2: AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBALISATION AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 13 Arîcan Ownershîp o Own Polîcy Agenda Tapiwa Benson Chari
CHAPTER 14 Globalîsatîon and Publîc Ethîcs: An Arîcan perspectîve Edwin Chikata Ijeoma
CHAPTER 15 The Global Governance o Trade and Economîc Development în Arîca: Assessîng the Impact o Neolîberalîsm Ojo Samuel Oloruntoba
CHAPTER 16 The World Trade Organîzatîon: For Whîch World? Whose Trade? And Whose Organîsatîon? Serges Djoyou Kamga
CHAPTER 17 The Peace and Securîty Councîl o the Arîcan Unîon at Work: The Case o the Democratîc Republîc o Congo and Sudan Nyameko Barney Pityana
CHAPTER 18 A Perspectîve on Paradîgms or Arîca and the Arîcan Dîaspora’s Involvement în a Globalîsîng World Kwesi Dzapong Lwazi Prah
CHAPTER 19 The Impact o Colonîsed Arîcan Hîstorîography among Dîaspora Populatîons: The Case o Kongo Kîngdom Hîstorîcal Narratîves Paola Vargas Arana
CHAPTER 20 Inventîon and Innovatîon or the Development o Arîca Valentine Jingura
CHAPTER 21 The Use o Technology andLeadershîp în Enhancîng Strategîc Cooperatîve Polîcîng wîthîn the SADC Ingrid Sinclair and Mpho Matlala
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CHAPTER 22 The Sîgnîicance o Inrastructure Development în the Realîsatîon o Sustaînable Development în Arîca: The Case o Research and Development320 Mutshinyadzi Lucas Mutheiwana
CHAPTER 23 Prosperous Arîcan Women Traders în the last decades o slavery în Brazîl Christianne Silva Vasconcellos
CHAPTER 24 The State, Polîtîcs and the Democratîc Consolîdatîon o Arîca Sehlare Makgetlaneng
SECTION 3: PAN-AFRICANISM AND THE AFRICAN RENAISSANCE
CHAPTER 25 A Strategy or the Promotîon o Swahîlî în Arîca and îts Relevance or Lînguîstîc Decolonîsatîon and Arîcan Cultural Renaîssance Projects Samba Buri Mboup
CHAPTER 26 Arîcan Renaîssance and Leadershîp: A Crîtîcal Analysîs o the Contînent rom a Multî-, Inter- and Transdîscîplînary Approach Esther Kibuka-Sebitosi
CHAPTER 27 Challenges and Prospects or Buîldîng on the Indîgenous: An Approprîate Paradîgm or Promotîng the Arîcan Renaîssance Mogomme Alpheus Masoga and Hassan Kayah
CHAPTER 28 A workîng model or Arîcan development: Intra-Arîcan trade and învestment Siphelele Zulu
CHAPTER 29 Arîcan Economîc Renaîssance as a Paradîgm or Arîca’s Socîoeconomîc Development Vusi Gumede
CHAPTER 30 Pan-Arîcanîsm and the Arîcan Renaîssance: Extracatîng Paradîgms o Underdevelopment Shingai Ngara
CHAPTER 31 New perspectîves on întegratîon în Arîca Paul Bom Kondé and Maty BB-Lay Diakhaté
CHAPTER 32 Mergîng, Streamlînîng and Maînstreamîng Regîonal Integratîon Eforts – a Solutîon to Some o the Challenges to Regîonal Cooperatîon în Arîca Phazha Jimmy Ngandwe
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CHAPTER 33 In Quest o Regîonal Integratîon în Arîca: Can NEPAD Reconcîle Economîc Plurîlateralîsm wîth Developmental Regîonalîsm Zoleka Ndayi
SECTION 4: SCIENTIFIC, TECHNOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 34 ‘I am an Arîcan, I speak an Arîcan Language’ Hilda Israel
CHAPTER 35 Our Own Regeneratîon o Ourselves: Challenges or Grassroots Mobîlîsatîon or Indîgenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Wally Serote
CHAPTER 36 Dîversîty and Socîal Cohesîon în Arîca: A Blueprînt or the Culture o Ubuntu Onyorah Jonikul Obodozie
CHAPTER 37 Re-[memberîng] My Ways o Knowîng and Learnîng whîle ‘Learnîng Otherwîse’ Ramadimetja Shirley Mogale
CHAPTER 38 South Arîcan Scîentîsts and Engîneers Leadîng the Walk to Innovatîon Kedibone Aphane and Hendra Van Zyl
CHAPTER 39 Arîcan Research and Development Surveys: Hîghlîghts rom the South Arîcan Success Saahier Parker and Natalie Voltman
CHAPTER 40 A Call to Arms: Enlîstîng the Skîlls o Unîversîty Graduates to Teach and Inspîre South Arîca’s Chîldren. Sara Muller, Siyabonga Mhlongo and Phathutshedzo Tshivhengwa
CHAPTER 41 Arîca Unknown: Addressîng the Efects o an Alîenatîng Educatîon among Learners în South Arîca Rachel Nyaradzo Adams
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CHAPTER 42 Computîng or Arîca’s Global Competîtîveness: Examînîng the Use o Computatîonal Electromagnetîcs as a Tool or Development Siyanda Nazo
CHAPTER 43 Toward Posîtîonîng Arîca at the Foreront o Scîence and Technology Advancements în the 21st Century Ishmael Makitla and Jabu Mtsweni
CHAPTER 44 Explorîng Developmental and Communîty Inormatîcs Kosheek Sewchurran and Eureka Sewchurran
CHAPTER 45 Innovatîon Gateway Provîsîon or Rural Small Busîness Development or Global Competîtîveness Sivuyise Ndzendze
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Acknowledgements
This book is a collection of peer-reviewed papers contributed by scholars and professionals from the African continent, African Diaspora and other parts of the world to the international launch conference of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) that took place in October 2010. The conference would not have been possible without the active support of the Unisa Executive Management through the leadership and stewardship of now former Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Barney Pityana, who provided guidance to the Management Committee and the staff of the TMALI. We extend our sincere gratitude to Unisa’s Executive Management. We thank all the keynote speakers and the thematic speakers, namely, Catharine Odora Hoppers, Elias Bongmba and Locksley Edmondson. We also thank the various scholars and professionals (named in Part 3 of the book) who contributed chapters to this book. Their valuable contributions to the concept of ‘Perspectives on Thought Leadership for Africa’s Renewal’ will remain a record for learning by current and future generations. The Scientific Committee’s excel-lent work in crafting the content and structure of the conference and review of the conference papers is highly appreciated. Lastly, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation’s indulgence in providing the financial support to the conference is a pointer to its commitment to the vision of developing and nurturing future African leaders.
Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute
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