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Monday, 12 June 2017

SAIIA Highlights 2016

The SAIIA’s Highlights of 2016 has just been published, offering an in-depth look at our major research projects and activities last year. Here are five key insights from the report:

Published in News & Announcements

The latest issue of the South African Journal of International Affairs, Volume 23.1, is now available.

This issue includes articles on topics such as the impact of the diplomacy of cities and other sub-state actors on international development; the record of the African Union and the Responsibility To Protect doctrine in the post-Côte d’Ivoire period; shale gas production regulation in South Africa; and calls for a new development paradigm in the global South based on a 'decolonial' orientation, in which Ubuntu and 'living well' would be prioritised.

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On 16 February 2016, SAIIA National Chairman Mr Fred T Phaswana delivered his annual address. What follows is the full text of the speech.

Published in News & Announcements
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

At the recent University of the Witwatersrand’s Mandela Institute Conference on the Private Security Industry Regulatory Act Amendment Bill, commonly known as the Security Bill, National Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa provided the keynote address. From the various presentations at the Conference, held on 19 March 2015, it became apparent that there is a disconnect between South Africa’s national security imperatives and its trade and investment policy.

Published in Opinion & Analysis

South Africa is facing a rhino poaching crisis. One of the proposed policy mechanisms to address rhino poaching was the establishment of a Committee of Inquiry to deliberate on matters relating to a possible trade of Rhino Horn.

Published in News & Announcements
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

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
Statement of the National Chairman of the South African Institute of International Affairs, Mr Fred T. Phaswana, on the occasion of the meeting of the National Council on 19 February 2014:

Published in News & Announcements
Enjoy 14 days of free online access to the latest edition (Volume 20.1) of SAIIA's peer-reviewed journal, the South African Journal of International Affairs. This special issue, ‘Emerging Africa: Critical Transitions’, is guest edited by Daniel C. Bach.
Published in News & Announcements
Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Latin America after Chavez

The South African Institute of International Affairs hosts a Speaker’s Meeting addressed by

Dr Lyal White, Founding Director of the Centre for Dynamic Markets (CDM) and Senior Lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria


 Latin America after Chavez

As South Africa gears up to host the Fifth Annual BRICS Summit next month, SAIIA has released a comprehensive new BRICS Guide to help observers understand the dynamics at play.

In a new series of video interviews, a special panel of experts present fresh insights into the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and their relationship with Africa. The latest interview is with Brendan Vickers from the Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa, on the BRICS trade agenda, above.

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SAIIA has for the fourth successive year been voted the leading think tank in sub Saharan Africa in the 2012 Global Go To Think Tanks Survey.

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SAIIA Model United Nations: Become a Delegate

4 January 2012: A new short, inspiring video gives voice to high-school learners participating in the SAIIA Model United Nations programme. SAIIA has been running the programme since 1994, and over 50 schools participate in our annual conference. Both teachers and learners testify that the programme has fundamentally changed their understanding of the world, global politics, and their own sense of agency. "I've gained a better world view, a better sense of what I could do to change things in the world," one learner explains.

Read related article: Youth Programmes at SAIIA


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Volume 19, Issue 3 of SAIIA's peer-reviewed journal, the South African Journal of International Affairs, is now out, featuring articles from leading academics on a range of topics relevant to African interests.

Published in News & Announcements

A new Global Economic Governance Africa (GEGAfrica) website has just been launched. Featuring the latest analysis, news, videos and documents from around the world, the GEGAfrica website is set to be the primary knowledge centre in Africa on global economic governance issues such as the G20, BRICS, G7/8, IBSA, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. 

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Young Southern African professionals and their institutions were invited to Gauteng from 22 October to 2 November 2012, to participate in an intensive training programme designed to support the development of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Published in Events

The South African Institute of International Affairs, The Institute for Security Studies, The Hannsseidel Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung invite you to a Panel Discussion and Book Launch on "THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT – FROM EVASIVE TO RELUCTANT ACTION? THE ROLE OF GLOBAL MIDDLE POWERS"

Date: Wednesday 31October 2012 
Time: 18h00 for 18h15 to conclude by 20h00, followed by light refreshments 
Venue: Jan Smuts House, East Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg 
Parking: Parking is available on both sides of Jan Smuts House and the surrounding area

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South African Institute of International Affairs in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion to be addressed by Swiss State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Mr. Yves Rossier on "Switzerland's approach to promoting peace in Africa at the multilateral and regional levels".

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2012
Time: 16:45 for 17:00 followed by light refreshments to conclude by 18:30
Venue: The Townhouse Hotel, 60 Corporation Str,Cape Town (diagonally opp Parliament)
Parking: Available above the venue in Plein Park parkade (enter from Corporation Street)

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