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Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous country, and one of the 12 fastest growing economies in the world is heading to a general election on 24 May 2015. There is very little to suggest that the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which came to power after a bloody civil war in 1991 should have much to worry about.
Published in Opinion & Analysis
Friday, 22 May 2015 10:20
SAIIA and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), jointly held a Public Lecture on 20 May 2015 addressed by the Honourable Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers.
Published in Events
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 16:56
The South Atlantic Zone refers to a grouping of countries from Latin America and Africa that fall on the littoral border of the South Atlantic Ocean. This region holds significant strategic and economic potential for countries from both regions. Traditionally, South Africa’s regional foreign policy is classified as either ‘Latin American’ or ‘African’. However, an approach that conceives of South Atlantic Zone countries as a single entity offers an opportunity to bridge this conceptual and geographic divide while providing a framework for deeper multilateral co-operation.
Published in Opinion & Analysis
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 19:56
In South Africa, it is commonplace to receive a ‘Key to Freedom’ on your 21st birthday. To the recipient, it signifies entry into adulthood and with it the autonomy and ‘freedom’ to forge an independent path. For the parents who bestow this key, it is a conferring of trust in their child to accept the mantle of adulthood with maturity.
Published in Opinion & Analysis
Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:05
This year is seen as an important step towards implementing Africa’s future development plans. With the MDGs drawing to a close, the post-2015 development agenda for the continent is framed around Agenda 2063.
Published in Opinion & Analysis
Monday, 13 April 2015 14:04
How are states employing cultural diplomacy in an increasingly interconnected world in shaping understanding between societies while promoting preferential co-operation between nations? Observers of China-South Africa relations will have noticed the increasing reference to the ‘China Year in South Africa’ by officials on both sides.
Published in Opinion & Analysis
Monday, 13 April 2015 09:56
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 213, March 2015
Published in Occasional Papers
Thursday, 02 April 2015 12:50
History is likely to regard Nigeria's just-concluded election as the defining one that finally put the country on an irreversible course of democratic maturation.
Published in Opinion & Analysis
Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:12
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 133, March 2015
Published in Policy Briefings
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:25
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 132, March 2015

Published in Policy Briefings
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 10:36
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and officially its largest economy as of April 2014, is holding presidential and legislative elections on 28 March 2015, which bear in equal measure the hallmarks of continuity and potential ruptures.
Published in Opinion & Analysis
Monday, 23 March 2015 14:08
Global energy consumption will increase rapidly in the next decade. The current core energy production sites in the world economy are unlikely to be able to supply this increasing demand. A new book, containing chapters from SAIIA researchers Dr Ana Alves and Dr Agathe Maupin, looks at Sub-Saharan Africa's potential energy resources in this light.
Published in Books
Monday, 26 January 2015 11:15

Mozambique's new president

By Aditi Lalbahadur
In last October's presidential and legislative election, the fifth round of democratic elections to be held in the country since they first took place in 1994, Mozambicans voted Filipe Nyusi of the governing FRELIMO party into power. The former defence minister will be inaugurated on Thursday 15 January 2015.
Published in Multimedia
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 11:44
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 205, November 2014
Published in Occasional Papers
Monday, 15 December 2014 11:36
Q&A with Dr. Zhang Chun of the Shanghai Institute of International Studies and Dr. Abiodun Alao of King’s College London.The scholarly and policy focus on China in Africa is beginning to move beyond the examination of the macro-trends to a more nuanced emphasis on sectoral and bilateral country studies.
Published in Opinion & Analysis
Monday, 08 December 2014 01:22
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will be making his second state visit to China between 4 and 5 December 2014. China-South Africa relations have steadily progressed at the bilateral level and beyond, since official relations were established in 1998 - and have been further upgraded to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership since 2010.
Published in News & Announcements
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 16:20
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 115, November 2014
Published in Policy Briefings
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:36
The South African Institute of International Affairs proudly hosted a Speaker’s Meeting addressed by HE Mr Patrick Wamoto, High Commissioner of Kenya to South Africa, on 'Kenya: Current Priorities and Challenges.'
Published in Events
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 17:31
As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, SAIIA held a Foreign Policy Conference from 28 to 30 October 2014 on “Global changes, ‘Africa Rising’ and Agenda 2063: Implications for the foreign policies of South Africa and other African driver states”.
Published in Events
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 13:08
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 113, October 2014
Published in Policy Briefings
Monday, 27 October 2014 14:05
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 112, October 2014
Published in Policy Briefings
Monday, 27 October 2014 12:42
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 111, October 2014
Published in Policy Briefings
Monday, 27 October 2014 09:17
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 110, October 2014
Published in Policy Briefings
Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:01
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 109, October 2014
Published in Policy Briefings
Thursday, 23 October 2014 16:55
The announcement of a joint agreement between the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Hebei Iron and Steel Group to open a steel mill in Phalaborwa could signal a new stage in the longstanding relationship between South Africa and China. Financed in part by the China Africa Development Fund, the deal reportedly involves the Chinese company taking a 51% share in the joint venture and building a processing plant that will go beyond the mere extraction of resources for export and generate local employment.
Published in Opinion & Analysis
Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:48
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 107, October 2014
Published in Policy Briefings
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:50
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 202, October 2014
Published in Occasional Papers
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:37
Since the establishment of formal diplomatic ties in 1998, relations between South Africa, a leading economy on the African continent, and China, the largest developing country in the world, have grown steadily. Sharing a similar global vision, the two emerging countries are working towards closer strategic co-operation that takes account of the structure of bilateral economic ties, domestic diversity and overlapping interests.
Published in Multimedia
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:35
On 15 October 2014 Mozambicans go to the polls to vote in the fifth round of democratic elections to be held in the country since they first took place in 1994. Twenty years after this watershed event, concerns about the sustainability of peace are more urgent than ever.
Published in Opinion & Analysis
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 15:03
"The world needs South Africa’s positive engagement, on behalf of the victims of violations worldwide," said Amnesty International's Secretary General, Salil Shetty, at an event today co-hosted by SAIIA.
Published in Events
Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:27
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