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Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Annual SAIIA-KAS Careers Evening 2017 (Gauteng)


Each year, the SAIIA-KAS Careers Evenings attract hundreds of students in both Gauteng and Cape Town. Held by SAIIA and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the evenings provide Humanities students with an introduction to the career opportunities available to them after graduation.

The Gauteng edition of the SAIIA-KAS Careers Evening will take place on 17 August 2017, at SAIIA Head Office on Wits University campus. University students in International Relations, Development Studies, Political Studies, Sociology, Economics, Law, Media and Journalism are encouraged to join us for what promises to be a stimulating evening. A range of speakers and exhibitors are attending this year’s event, including representatives from the media, business sector, various government agencies, and scholarship organisations.

Updates from the night will be available on the hashtag #SAIIAKASCareers. For any queries, contact

Click here to get more information on how to apply for the 2018 SAIIA-KAS fellowship. Applications close 1 September 2017.

Event Details:

Date:     17 August 2017
Venue:  SAIIA Head Office, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand
Time:    16h30, to conclude by 20h00
RSVP:   To register please click HERE

Speaker Biographies

Gareth Cliff
Gareth Cliff is a South African radio and television personality. He studied law, international relations, politics and history at the University of Pretoria. He has been a radio presenter, a judge on idols from 2003-2016 and is the founder of CliffCentral amongst a myriad of other things. He is also a Director and partner of One on One Productions, which offers presentation training and develops radio ideas. He has a wealth of experience in speaking on topics ranging from politics, freedom of speech, music, entertainment as well as technology. Gareth has won several awards including People’s Choice Crystal Award for Favourite Radio Personality, Kid Favourite TV Presenter and Favourite Radio Presenter. 

Itumeleng Komanyane
Itumeleng Komanyane started her activism at the tender age of 13. Today, she has 20 years of experience working on HIV, youth leadership and gender issues. Itumeleng Komanyane, from Botswana, works at Sonke Gender Justice as the International Programmes Network (IPN) Manager. She was recently selected as a member of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Civil Society Advisory Group to UN Women. She offers a broad background in the work of engaging men and boys in gender equality promotion, women’s rights, youth involvement and leadership, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV and AIDS.

Megan Harrington-Johnson
Megan Harrington-Johnson is a lawyer and became the youngest partner at Schindlers Attorneys in 2015. Her main focus is matrimonial, family and child law, which enables her to fight for people’s basic human rights. She is especially passionate about women’s rights and has set up a women’s networking and support group which meets once every six weeks to share knowledge and insights. She also volunteers at Families South Africa, where she helps divorcing couples mediate settlement to help them avoid court proceedings. In her spare time she does a lot of sport and combines this with charity work with an NGO called Madswimmer.

Kenneth Diole
Kenneth Diole is a Political Science and International Relations Graduate from the University of Pretoria. He is currently a research intern at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, and a youth policy member at the South African Institute of International Affairs. His work has included advocating for young people to be represented at International conferences such as United Nations and World Humanitarian Summit. He is a writer on all things youth, politics and entrepreneurship and in 2015, he was the first South African to win the World Championships as a Model United Nations debater. Kenneth is passionate about youth development and works hard to ensure that young people remain the centre of any developmental plans across various platforms.


  • KAS
  • Africa Portal 
  • African Centre for Migration and Society
  • BMI Research South Africa
  • British High Commission
  • Department of International Relations and Coordination
  • Embassy of France
  • Embassy of the United States of America
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • High Commission of Canada
  • Institute for Global Dialogue
  • Mail and Guardian
  • United Nations Information Centre