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Centre for Complex Systems in Transition: 2015 – 2020

Carolyn Cramer
Publication: CST
2021 - Reports & Policy Briefs

A 5 year review of the history and work of the CST.



Youth Nature Futures for Southern Africa

Nadia Sitas, Maike Hamann, Therezah Achieng, Joy Waddell, Hayley Clements, Odirilwe Selomane
Publication: CST Publications
2022 - Reports & Policy Briefs

To capture visions of nature-futures as imagined by youth from the Global South, the CST facilitated a series of online events in 2021 with youth organizations and networks operating in southern Africa.



Russia’s Resurgent Interest in Africa: The Cases of Zambia and Tanzania

Dzvinka Kachur
Publication: SAIIA Report
2022 - Reports & Policy Briefs

This special report looks at Russia’s political, military and economic cooperation with Zambia and Tanzania. It also analyses the Soviet Union’s legacy, from which the Russian government and businesses can benefit in current relationships with African countries.



Resilience Policy Brief

R. Biggs, C. Pringle, N. Sitas, H. Clements, B. Dube, M. Hamann, W. Malherbe, A. Manyani, R. Preiser, O. Selomane and J. Waddell.
Publication: CST Publications
2021 - Reports & Policy Briefs

Use of the term “resilience” has grown rapidly over the past two decades and is currently something of a buzzword.



Systems approaches to food and nutrition security and urban resilience: Lessons from Cape Town, South Africa and Kumasi, Ghana

Kushitor, S.B,. Currie, P., Drimie, S., Badu, M., Faragher, T., Bhikoo, J. and Cramer, C.
Publication: LIRA
2020 - Reports & Policy Briefs

As part of the Inclusive Metabolism project, researchers and city officials from Cape Town, South Africa, and Kumasi, Ghana, shared their perspectives on how improving food systems can have wider socio- economic benefits for society, building resilience to shocks. Important approaches included adopting a food-water-energy nexus approach and embracing the value of informality to build resilience in city food systems.