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Thursday, 06 July 2017

Book Launch: South African Foreign Policy: Identities, Intentions, and Directions

  SAIIA

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) are delighted to invite you to a Book launch on South African Foreign Policy: Identities, Intentions, and Directions with the support of the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of Political Science and the University of Pretoria’s Department of Political Sciences.

Edited by David R. Black and David J. Hornsby, this book explores post-apartheid South African foreign policy, its identities, direction, and intentions. It aims to deepen the understanding of South Africa’s evolving foreign policy by examining key bilateral relationships with both the global ‘South’ (Brazil, China, Iran, the African Union) and ‘North’ (Japan and the United Kingdom). By sketching the contours of these relationships, the contributors offer insights into the cross-pressures shaping South African foreign policy. The work also adds depth to the idea of South Africa as an emerging 'middle power', especially with respect to challenges such as regionalism, multilateralism, reform of global governance, and approach to moral leadership.

Event Details:

Date:    Thursday, 06 July 2017
Time:    15:00 – 17:00 (reception to follow)
Venue:  GovInn Headquarters, Old College House, University of Pretoria Main Campus (Hatfield)

RSVP essentialClick here to RSVP by 04 July 2017.
Queries: neil.kasselman@governanceinnovation.org


We are delighted to be able to assemble some of the book contributors to discuss their findings. They are:

  • David J Hornsby is an Associate Professor in International Relations and Assistant Dean of Humanities (Teaching and Learning) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Janis Van der Westhuizen is a Professor at the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch.
  • Yu-Shan Wu is a Senior Researcher in the Foreign Policy Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
  • Discussant: Sithembile Mbete is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria.