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SAIIA Policy Briefing No 36, October 2011
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 35, October 2011
The 5th India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) summit will be held in Pretoria, South Africa, from 17 to 19 October 2011. The annual meeting brings together three influential emerging powers that face similar economic challenges and share similar positions on issues of global importance. Formalised through the adoption of the Brasilia Declaration, these three countries are also represented in other international forums such as the Group of 20 (G20), the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) group and the Brazil-South Africa-India-China (BASIC) coordinating group.
South African Institute of International Affairs and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung cordially invites you to a high level dialogue meeting entitled: 'NEW ACTORS IN AFRICA: HOW IS THEIR ENTRY AFFECTING THE CONTINENT'S RELATIONS WITH THE EU.'
Fresh from attending the World Economic Forum’s summer Davos in Dalian, China, I feel relatively good to be African. Our traditional European trading partners are undergoing sweeping economic changes and the prospect of sustained declines in standards of living. The US may be on the cusp of a double-dip recession and is mired in a destructive ideological fight over budgets, debt and more. New centres of economic power are engaging with us through trade and investment. Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is rapid in many countries, and likely to be sustained. Yet we cannot be complacent. Two broad, contradictory trends are…
After more than 30 years of reform and opening up, China under its fourth generation of leadership faces a big challenge to both manage its development and define its world role. Globally, with its growing influence and interests in the international system, China increasingly faces the question of how to use its power judiciously and protect its interests worldwide. Domestically, China needs to address the negative side effects of rapid economic growth over past decades to pursue a more sustainable growth path. It is against this backdrop that China proposed its peaceful development and harmonious world theories to reassure the…
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 91, September 2011
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 88, August 2011
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 84, May 2011
The South African Institute of International Affairs & National University of Rwanda cordially invites you to the conference “China in Africa: Debating Sino-Rwandan relations“.Vemue: Lemigo Hotel
Conference Bankground: On 9 and 10 June 2011 the South African Institute of International Affairs is hosting a two-day conference entitled: ‘India, South Africa and Africa in a challenging global landscape’. The conference aims to stimulate more debate on the multifaceted nature of the India-Africa relationship.  The conference is made possible by SIDA, DANIDA and is supported by the Indian High Commission in South Africa.
The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) recently hosted the first in a series of policy dialogues in Brussels, Belgium. The dialogue entitled “Emerging Players in Africa: What’s in it for Africa-Europe Relations?” addressed the implications of China, India and Brazil’s (CIB) engagement with Africa on Africa-Europe relations.
The convening of the first BRIC summit in 2009, building improbably upon the musings of a Goldman Sacks investment banker, brought together the leadership of Russia, China, India and Brazil to discuss global concerns.
Tomorrow, 14 April 2011, South Africa will join four of the world’s foremost emerging economies in Sanya on China’s tropical island of Hainan. Much has been made of Africa’s only representative at the table of the BRICS grouping that includes Brazil, Russia, India and China, and, since late last year South Africa.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 81, March 2011
In April 2011, South Africa will take up its place among the world’s four major emerging powers when the BRICS grouping meets in Hainan, China. The BRICS acronym refers to the informal grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The Chinese meeting will be the third summit for the grouping and the first to include South Africa.
The South African Institute of International Affairs National Director, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, has collaborated with Chatham House in London to produce a new briefing paper entitled: ‘India and South Africa as Partners for Development in Africa?’
The South African Institute of International Affairs has released a host of new Occasional Papers highlighting various emerging policy issues and areas of engagement between the African continent and India.
South African Institute of International Affairs invites you to a roundtable on JOINING THE NEW WORLD ORDER: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE BRICs - LESSONS FOR SOUTH AFRICA and a book launch of "BRIC in the New World Order: Perspectives from Brazil, China, India and Russia" by Nandan Unnikrishnan and Samir Saran. Date:     Tuesday 1 March 2011 Time:     09:00 Registration Venue:   Villa Sterne, 212 Johann Rissik Drive, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria RSVP:   Gontse Legong Tel:        +27(0) 11 339 2021 ext 132 Email:
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 76, February 2011
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 75, February 2011
The South African Institute of International Affairs’ (SAIIA) China in Africa Project studies various aspects of China’s engagement in Africa. The project not only examines China’s trade and foreign policy towards the continent but also looks at the implications of this strategic co-operation in the political, military, economic and diplomatic fields.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 74, January 2011
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 73, January 2011
As published in The Mail & Guardian, 7 January 2010 South Africa has edged closer to finally becoming a member of the ‘elite’ grouping of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China), following recent expression of support by China and Russia for Pretoria’s bid.   It is expected that South Africa will be accepted formally as a new BRICs member at these emerging powers’ next summit in April this year.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 72, December 2010
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Institute for African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University, co-organised a conference on FOCAC and Sino-African relations on 18-19 November 2010. The aim of the conference was to provide a forum for leading African and Chinese scholars to present research findings involved in critical areas of Africa-China relations and discuss in a closed setting key issues, perspectives and problems experienced in the course of such research.Location: Johannesburg