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The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Ambassador of France in South Africa Mr Christophe Farnaud on 'The New France: what role in global politics?'
On 7 May 2017, the French people spoke and elected Emmanuel Macron as their next President of the Republic. Gathering 66.06% of the votes against 33.94% for his opponent Marine Le Pen from the far-right Front National, this second round concludes an unprecedented presidential race in several respects. Beyond the victory of a newcomer in French politics, these elections marked a harsh side-lining of the two main parties – the Parti Socialiste and Les Républicains – as well as the significant rise of populist movements. While France faces a drastically altered political landscape, this election also matters for Africa.
  Sunday 23 April saw French citizens vote in the first stage of their presidential elections, with a second run-off stage for the two lead candidates Emmanuel Macron (of En Marche!) and Marine Le Pen (of the National Front) on 7 May. While Macron won a majority of the vote (65.8%) in the second round, the pertinent conversation to be had is not one of victories and losses, but one of opinions rather than outcomes – opinions that veer strongly towards the favourite new buzzword in politics: populism.
Jacques Foccart’s phrase ‘partir pour mieux rester’ (‘leaving in order to stay’) has long exemplified how successive French governments have dealt with Africa. Francophone Africa specifically has been seen as an enduring extension of France. On 6 and 7 December 2013, French President François Hollande will host over 40 African Heads of State and Government at the presidential palace, the Elysée in Paris.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 133, January 2013
Volume 19, Issue 3 of SAIIA's peer-reviewed journal, the South African Journal of International Affairs, is now out, featuring articles from leading academics on a range of topics relevant to African interests.
After ill-tempered Franco-African relations under Nicolas Sarkozy, a new relationship is expected to emerge between France and Africa following François Hollande’s first visit to the continent as President of France in October 2012.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 107, January 2012
On the first day of his recent visit to South Africa, veteran politician and current Foreign Minister of the French Republic, Alain Juppé spoke at the South African Institute of International Affairs on Thursday, 10 November 2011, before traveling to Pretoria to meet President Jacob Zuma.
South African Institute of International Affairs together with the Embassy of France in South Africa cordially invites you to a Speaker's Meeting to be addressed by Alain Juppè Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of France on"THE NEW GLOBAL GOVERNANCE". Date: Thursday 10 November 2011 Time: 16:00 for 16:15 until 17:45 (to be followed by a cocktail reception) Venue: Jan Smuts House, East Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg
South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch, invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Dr Richard Moncrieff on "France and Africa: What was it all about and is it changing?" at The Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town on Monday 19 September 2011 at 5:00 for 5:30 pm
As published by The New Age, 5 April 2011 Many countries north of the Mediterranean are battling with significant problems. These will no doubt speed up the process of the movement of economic power from West to East, towards the emerging powers of Asia, and other nations poised to seize opportunities for trade and local development.
President Jacob Zuma will land in Paris on 02 March just three days after French President Sarkozy has operated a major cabinet re-shuffle. Rated very low in the polls, but still facing a disorganised opposition, the re-shuffle has all the hallmarks of his opening gambit for the presidential elections next year.
Organised by the South African Institute of International Affairs and the International Development Law Unit in the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria.
South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to a Speakers' Meeting to be addressed by Ambassador Stephane Gompertz, Director for Africa and the Indian Ocean, French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on “The 25th Africa-French Summit: Whither French Africa Policy?”Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2010Time: 14:15-16:00Venue: Villa Sterne, 212 Johann Rissik Drive, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria
Together with the French Embassy and the French Institute of South Africa, SAIIA hosted, in March 2009, a seminar on the topic 'A New French Foreign and Security Policy: What does this mean for Africa?'Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre
As published on After a brief stop in Chad last week, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France went on to visit a country not traditionally part of the French area of influence in Africa - South Africa. The trip was made against the backdrop of a complete overhaul of France's Africa policies, in which Sarkozy is proclaiming partnerships with equal nations instead of relations based on old colonial ties. Romy Chevallier of the South African Institute of International Affairs explains the background.