On October 29th, 2009, the South African - German Centre of Development Research and the University of Malawi held a workshop on the Global Financial Crisis in Zomba, Malawi. The broad interest in this subject was reflected by the number of participants. Over forty participants from governmental and non-governmental organizations discussed the global effects of the economic crisis as well as the effects on the Malawian economy.
Dr. Katja Serova, former staff member of the IEE and still cooperating with us, has been awarded the Wilhelm-Hollenberg Prize for her PhD Thesis "Die Modellierung der Migration auf Makroebene: Theoretische Analyse und Fallstudie der Auswanderung aus der Republik Südafrika".
The South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice was officially opened in Cape Town on 2 April. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave the keynote speech. The Centre in Cape Town offers study courses in development research and criminal justice.