During the 19-20 March ACC worked with a three person delegation from the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity based on Göttingen, Germany. The purpose was to explore the substantive content of a second phase of research collaboration. The first and current phase involves a survey on inter-group contact in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The survey was recently completed and is currently being analysed. The new agenda of work will build on the survey and initiate a new research initiative on public space and inter-group contact, amongst other strands. This focus complements the emerging ACC research cluster on urban culture, lead by Ismail Farouk.