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. 1. Table of Contents. Slide 4 Mission and Vision
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AISA Strategic and Annual Performance Plan
Dr Hlatshwayo (Chairperson of Council)
Prof. Lukhele-Olorunju (Interim CEO)
Mrs. Maritz (CFO)
17 April 2013
Slide 4 Mission and Vision
Slide 5 About AISA
Slide 6 AISA’s Mandate
Slide 7 AISA’s Objectives
Slide 8 AISA’s Aspiration and Promise
Slide 9 AISA’s 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 17Research Agenda
Slide 18 Implementation Strategy
Slide 19 T1: Projected Outputs…
Slide 20T1: Projected Outputs
Slide 21Summary of Outputs 2012/13
Slide 22 T2: Governance and Security
Slide 23T3: Governance and Security
Slide 24T4:Sustainable Development
Slide 25T5: 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 38GIS Geo-Portal
Slide 40Library and Documentation Services
Slide 41Photo – Library
Slide 42Photo – Library
Slide 43Photo - library
Slide 44Financial Information
Slide 45Resource Allocations
Slide 46Expenditure Budget
Slide 47Expenditure Budget
Slide 48Expenditure Trends
Slide 49Expenditure Trends
Slide 50Expenditure Trends
Slide 51 Cost Savings and Initiatives
Slide 52Cost Savings and Initiatives
Slide 53The Way Forward 2013/14
Slide 54Thank you
To produce relevant research products aimed at informing sustainable political and socio-economic development in Africa.
An indispensable African voice on African affairs
Development through Knowledge
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. AISA’s vision is to be ‘An indispensible African voice on African Affairs’ and our 2011-2015 Research Agenda is “Seeking solutions for Africa’s 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.
The AISA Act No. 68 of 2001 states that AISA shall pursue the following objectives:
AISA’s Aspiration and Promise
AISA’s Strategic Objectives
Divisions within AISA
Documents and Agendas influencing the formulation of Strategic and Annual Performance Plans
Proposed Solutions to AISA Challenges
Focus of Research Agenda
Broad Thematic Priorities
Key Business Drivers of Thematic Priorities
Implementation Strategy for Research Agenda
Summary of 2012/2013 Research Outputs To Date
The State of Africa 2012/13: The Triumph and Prosperity of Education in Africa
Edited by Tuntufye Mamwenda and Phindile Lukhele-Olorunju, 2013
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
Africa A-Z: Continental and Country Profiles
Edited 1998 by Pieter Esterhuysen
Updated by Sabelo Gatsheni-Ndlovu 2012
Cartographer: Elize Van As
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 – Africa’s future on the horizon: Prospects and Challenges for Development”. Date:19-21 March at University of North West (38 papers to be presented).
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.
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)
Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture
The annual Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture is a significant event in AISA’s 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.
Influence of AISA Research
Influence of AISA Research
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 AISA’s 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.
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 AISA’s 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. >20 maps created, capturing maps on WIZCAT & updating of Flagship projects.
Library and Documentation Services (LDS)
AISA’s 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.
Expenditure Budget 2012/13 - 2017
Expenditure Budget 2012/13 - 2017
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.
Cost Saving Initiatives
Cost Saving Initiatives
The Way Forward for 2013/14