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SAIIA Occasional Paper No 270, September 2017
In March 2015 a group of 25 prominent academics and development co-operation experts from the global South gathered in Midrand, South Africa to discuss a common analytical framework for South−South co-operation.
As I write this, President al-Bashir has left the country. He should never have risked coming and the South African government should have suspected that something like this might happen.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 156, October 2013
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 57, October 2012
Like Libya last year, the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria is forcing tough foreign policy choices the world over. In Ankara, the Turkish government has made its opposition to the Bashar al-Assad government crystal clear. The country's border with Syria is nowadays a porous line across which refugees flee to get away from a country going up in flames. Dissidents and elements of the loosely defined Free Syrian Army also use this border as a space to run logistics. Factions that support either the Assad government or opposition forces in Syria clashed in Lebanon during recent weeks.
Among some African commentators - official, professional, and self-appointed - there is often what amounts to a form of paranoia about the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Such attitudes result from a lack of information and gross prejudice. On 17July 2011, the president of the International Criminal Court, Judge Sang-Hyun Song of Korea, issued a statement to celebrate the Day of International Criminal Justice. He called for the people of the world to "remain united in our resolve to defeat impunity and the lawlessness, brutality and disdain for human dignity that it represents."
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 86, June 2011
On Saturday, 9 July 2011, Southern Sudan will celebrate its independence from Northern Sudan. Independence for the south has wide ranging implications for the region: firstly, in terms of the impact it will have on relations with Northern Sudan and, secondly, in terms of unresolved border issues such as the disputed district of Abyei. Southern Sudan’s independence is also significant due to the challenge it presents the north and south in terms of managing its new border, and to find a deal on the export of oil from Southern Sudan through the northern pipeline and refinery infrastructures. For South Africa,…
As published in The Star, 28 June 2011 Barring war, natural disaster, or revolution in a country, few events can have such a dramatic impact on the life of a nation as secession. In a state-centric world where territorial boundaries mark the outer limit of sovereign political power, secession affects all facets of political, economic and social existence. While Southern Sudan gears up for its long awaited independence celebrations, tensions along the north-south border, and unresolved questions regarding post-independence management of citizenship and the oil industry are raising concerns.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch, invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Dr Petrus de Kock speaking on 'Upheaval in the Nile Basin: a tour from Lake Albert, through Southern Sudan, to Cairo' at The Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town on Tuesday 7 June 2011 at 5:00 for 5:30 pm
27 March 2011: Tensions have escalated between South Sudan and Sudan following reports of bombings of oil fields earlier today. This occurred just a day after the first military clashes between the two countries since South Sudan seceded from Sudan.
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 29, March 2011
As published in The Thinker, Volume 24, February 2011 After many decades of squabbling, in-fighting and bitter civil war, indications are that the inhabitants of Africa’s largest state have decided that a peaceful split may be better than living “unhappily together ever after”. The long awaited referendum that pessimists thought would never happen was conducted without a hitch. United Nations and IGAD observers agree that Southerners voted in a free and fair atmosphere.
A Roundtable Seminar Report: Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (GARP) Thursday, 13 January 2011, 9:30am-2:00pm Jan Smuts House, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg
The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to a seminar organised by the Governance of Africa's Resources Programme ‘Can Sudan's resources be shared? Implications of the Southern Sudan referendum’Venue: Jan Smuts House
SAIIA Policy Briefing, No 25, November 2010
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 67, September 2010
SAIIA cordially invites you to the VIP Corporate Members’ Breakfast event for this year to be addressed by Dr Petrus de Kock, who is a Senior Researcher in SAIIA’s Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme and will be looking at "Sudan: Will it be one or two? Critical choices and new opportunities in Southern Sudan’s referendum".Date: Thursday, 23 September 2010Time:    07:45 for 08:00 (to end at 09:30)Venue:  The Grace Hotel, 54
The South African Institute of International Affairs & College of Community Studies and Rural Development, University of Juba Cordially invites you to the conference: “China in Africa: Debating Sino-Sudan relations“ Date:        15 September 2010 Time:       09:00, for registration Venue:     Oasis Camp, Nile Plot : 19 & 20, Juba, South Sudan RSVP:      Prof. Melha Biel (CPDS) Email:
On the 10th of July, Khartoum was not only pummelled by the usual desert heat. In the Friendship Hall which overlooks the Blue Nile, the hot issue of the relationship between South and North Sudan came under the spotlight at the official launch of the post-referendum talks between the National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). Former South African president Thabo Mbeki, acting in his capacity as Chair of the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP), paved the way for the talks by presenting four possible scenarios of the form post-referendum relations between North and South…
South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) & Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD) invite you to a conference on ‘Networking for Natural Resource Governance in Africa: Towards a Regional Approach’Venue: Alisa Hotel
The conference will bring together participants from local and regional think tanks, academics, MPs, government, corporate and international experts to present comparative perspectives on natural resource governance in Africa. Lessons may be learned from the governance of oil and other extractive industries, such as mining and timber, from Ghana, South Africa, Angola, Tanzania, Uganda and Sudan.
SAIIA Occasional Paper, No 51, November 2009
SAIIA Occasional Paper, No 37, June 2009
From an international criminal law perspective, the warrant of arrest for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 4 March 2009 is a historic document.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Chinese Migration in Africa

SAIIA Occasional Paper, No 24, February 2009
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