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The latest issue of the South African Journal of International Affairs, Volume 23.2, is now available.

This issue includes articles on a wide range of topical matters in international affairs, including IBSA and the political lineage of Bandung; South Africa’s economic statecraft in the region; terrorism, Agenda 2063 and the challenges for development in Africa, and the Egyptian experience of constitution-making.

Sponsored by the Australian Government, SAIIA and the Institute for International Trade Australia are hosting a one-day workshop on Harnessing Gender for Inclusive Trade Workshop.

The latest issue of the South African Journal of International Affairs, Volume 23.3, is now available.

This issue includes articles on the Paris climate talks, South Africa’s position on international nuclear fuel banks, Japan’s role in Africa, the importance of well-being for aid workers in the South Sudan, and petro-dollar development in Chad.

University-based scholars may access the issue via a university library subscription, where held, or purchase an individual subscription on the Taylor & Francis website. African-based readers are welcome to take advantage of the low rate of $15 for an individual annual subscription, by contacting the T&F Customer Services team.

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Published since 1993, SAIIA's peer-reviewed journal includes articles on topics such as global and continental governance, multilateralism and political/economic integration, strengthening of democracy and political party systems in Africa, protection of human rights, international trade and investment, governance of natural resources, environmental protection, security and conflict, migration and refugees, religion and ethnicity, the roles of state and non-state actors in international affairs, and the influence of emerging powers on Africa and the world. The Journal is now published four times per year.  

In the latest in SAIIA's series of briefings exclusively for our diplomatic members, we were pleased to host a closed diplomatic lunch discussion on 'The Gatvol Syndrome - The Year in Review, The Year Ahead', with SAIIA Chief Executive Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, and SAIIA Deputy Chairman Moeletsi Mbeki.

SAIIA Policy Briefing 156, November 2016

Lesotho is facing challenges in financing its Queen Mamohato Hospital which costs USD$67 million a year and represents half of the country’s meagre health budget.

Dear Editors and Journalists, 

Ratings agencies will again this week consider South Africa’s sovereign credit rating. Ratings agencies have indicated that South Africa’s economic growth needs to be at least 1%, up from the current rate of between 0.5 – 0.9%, in order to off a downgrade to ‘junk’ status. Last month, Minister Pravin Gordhan made some bold claims about infrastructure spending in his mid-term budget speech.

New and emerging actors are becoming increasingly visible in development scene, including in conflict-affected countries. While their interests, capacities, and resources are diverse, the presence of emerging actors brings both opportunities and challenges.