THE Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) is an initiative of the University of Johannesburg. Its purpose is to create a platform for academics from across Africa to converge and bring to bear intellectual capabilities and contributions that have been marginalised on the global stage.
The Institute explores African ethics and world views; seeks to advance African values in politics and debate justifiable African beliefs; present sub-Saharan artistic values; and investigate how Africa should relate to the East in the next major stage of the continent’s independence in a globalised evironment.
The Institute is housed in a dedicated building in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Its Director is the noted scholar Prof Adekeye Adebajo.