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SAIIA Occasional Paper No 236, July 2016
Three countries in southern Africa have banded together to press for the ban on international trade in ivory to be lifted. South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe have submitted a joint proposal to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). They are asking for permission to trade in ivory without which, they argue, there are no positive incentives to conserve elephants or their habitats.
In early May, the governments of Zimbabwe and Namibia took the unusual step of petitioning the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) to remove their elephants from CITES protection, which currently prohibits them from selling elephant ivory. Arguing that the international ban – imposed in 1989 - of selling ivory has been a costly and unsuccessful 26-year ‘experiment’, officials from the two Southern African countries are trying to make a case for releasing their ivory stockpiles onto the global market and thereby turn a profit.
The 2016 International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) will be commemorated on the 22nd of May with the theme of ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods’. In December this year, this same theme will form the basis of discussion of the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) in Cancun, Mexico. These events provide a unique opportunity for African governments to explore strategies of halting the degradation of ecosystems while at the same time promoting inclusive socioeconomic development. 
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 87, April 2014
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 122, September 2012
The SADC summit in Maputo, Mozambique, this week will consider approving the regional infrastructure development master plan. It aims to deal with the region’s deficit in road, rail, ports, power, communication and water infrastructure. The deficit is estimated to be about $100-billion.
Address by Nicolas Dasnois on "Africa's Uranium and the Global Nuclear Renaissance", Mountain Club of SA, Gardens, Cape Town
The Southern African Development Community should look at strengthening its decision-making processes if it is to adequately deal with the challenges of peace-building, conflict management and economic integration. This is the view of Ambassador Kaire Mbuende, the former Namibian Permanent Representative to the United Nations and former Executive Secretary of SADC.
Making Key Business Constraints in SADC Tangible: Experiences of the Private Sector Harare, Zimbabwe
The SADC Secretariat, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ – and the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) would like to invite you to participate in the launch of a series of business case studies documenting theTOP 10 business constraints in SADC region in a tangible way.Johannesburg
The SADC Secretariat, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ – and the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) would like to invite you to participate in the launch of a series of business case studies documenting the TOP 10 business constraints in SADC region in a tangible way.Location: Gabarone
Opposition parties are vital to the functioning of democracies as they provide a representative system of the electorate while keeping ruling parties accountable. Through this important legislative role, the political system gains legitimacy. However, opposition parties across the Southern African region confront many challenges in their attempt to function effectively, which often results in incumbent parties growing increasingly arrogant, centralising power, failing to distinguish between party and state interests and ignoring constructive criticism from the opposition and broader civil society. Against All Odds: Opposition Political Parties in Southern Africa is the latest publication from KMM Review Publishing Company in association…
This workshop will consider the political economy of regional integration initiatives in Southern Africa, including what is driving the various processes (SACU, SADC and the Africa Free Trade Zone).  It will seek to deepen understanding of the factors that influence regional integration processes, such as the activities of the private sector, governance structures and the alignment with domestic priorities. Venue: Aluvi House, 2 Clyde Street, Murrayfield, Pretoria
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 68, September 2010
The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to the Workshop on Global Financial Reform and its effect on SACU Trade in Financial ServicesVenue: Jan Smuts House
Engineering News On June 29, the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) celebrated its centenary. In April, SACU heads of State held their first-ever summit under the theme ‘Implementing a common agenda towards regional integration in Southern Africa’. Tellingly, they plan to meet again this month to discuss “outstanding issues” concerning the organisation’s future. While Sacu may be 100 not out, it is not clear whether this is the end of a good innings or a portent double ton in the making.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Dual Book Launch: Land Issues

South African Institute of International Affairs invites you to the launch of two new books, "The Struggle over Land in Africa - Conflicts, Politics and Change" and "Land, Liberation and Compromise in Southern Africa". Date: Tuesday 20 April 2010 Time: 16:15 for 16:30 until 18:00 Venue: Jan Smuts House, East Campus, University of Witwatersrand, RSVP: Please reply to Ndumi Nqunqa Nondumiso.Nqunqa@wits.ac.za Tel: (011) 339 2021 ext 117
SAIIA Occasional Paper, No 36, July 2009 (English)
South African Institute of International Affairs invites you to a workshop on Trade in SACU Energy Services: Towards A Negotiating Strategy at the Burgers Park Hotel.
To date the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) has entirely abolished tariffs and most quantitative trade restrictions pertaining to intra-SACU trade in its quest for deeper integration.  However, there are still other protectionist measures applied by member states on intra-SACU imports, which are less transparent and hence impede intra-SACU trade.
eAfrica, Volume 2, April 2004 AT LEAST 10 African countries are scheduled to hold presidential or parliamentary elections between April and December — ballots that could affirm the maturing of democratic practice on the continent and mark a critical turning point in the political evolution of key states.
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