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The South African Institute of International Affairs is a membership organisation and provides a range of services to its paid-up members according to their category and level of contribution. Events are generally open only to members. Click here to find out more about becoming a member. Below are our archives of past events, which often include associated presentations, speeches and summaries of the proceedings.

SAIIA, in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation and the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, cordially invites you to the launch of 'African Accountability: What Works and What Doesn’t’, edited by Steven Gruzd and Yarik Turianskyi.
SAIIA, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in South Africa, hosted a panel discussion on 'The Panama lessons: how to effectively fight corruption and return funds'. This discussion will be led by HE Ambassador Valentin Zellweger, Director General of Public International Law and Legal Advisor of the Swiss Foreign Ministry.
SAIIA's Eastern Cape Branch invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by HE Mr Adam McCarthy, Australia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, on 'Australian perspectives on the World'.
SAIIA and Pan McMillan have launched the new book by Moeletsi Mbeki and Nobantu Mbeki, 'A Manifesto for Social Change: How to Save South Africa.' The discussion was moderated by Richard Poplak.
Migration and the movement of people have become a multi-dimensional challenge in Africa. In order to investigate this challenge, SAIIA, on behalf of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), has been undertaking a research study focusing on the immigration protocols within the three Regional Economic Communities making up the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). Tanzania, as the proposed host of the TFTA Secretariat, is an ideal place for engaging on these issues. Foreign Direct Investment, and more specifically, how to foster a greater enabling environment for FDI, has also been a key area of focus for SAIIA. As part of ongoing…
On 17-18 May, SAIIA and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) together held a regional civil society conference, ‘#ReviveAPRM: Where to Next for Civil Society?’ in Nairobi, Kenya.
In the latest SAIIA event exclusively for our diplomatic and corporate members, we were pleased to host an Executive Briefing on 'The Africa we want: Unpacking the primacy of Africa in South Africa’s Foreign Policy'.
On 12 May 2016, SAIIA's Western Cape Branch held a public seminar addressed by Mr Richard Steyn, on 'Jan Smuts - forgotten by history?'. SAIIA also celebrated its 82nd birthday on this day.
On 4 May 2016, SAIIA and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) hosted a multi-stakeholder dialogue to engage some of the region’s most influential policymakers and private sector actors. This event generated a meaningful discussion on the opportunities for service sector development and the achievement of sustainable development objectives.
The Annual SAIIA Interschools Quiz was held on 26 April 2016, at Bishops Diocesan College.
SAIIA today held a diplomatic briefing, addressed by Elizabeth Sidiropoulos and Cyril Prinsloo, on 'The Geopolitics of the 'new normal': South Africa in the BRICS 5 years on.'
SAIIA and the Embassy of Japan today hosted a Speaker’s Meeting addressed by His Excellency Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki, Ambassador of Japan to South Africa, on 'TICAD 6: Priorities for a Growing Partnership with Africa.'
SAIIA cordially invites you to a SAIIA Roundtable on ‘The Habré Trial: African Justice in Action?’
On 18 March 2016, SAIIA and the Embassy of Japan cordially hosted two briefings, on 'The New Development Bank and its place in the Development Finance Sector in Africa: Perspectives,' and 'The potential for the development of regional value chains in the Automotive Sector in SADC: Lessons from the ASEAN Experience.'
For the seventh year running, SAIIA's Western Cape Branch has run a preparatory workshop to provide less-resourced schools in the Western Cape with the skills to read and analyse the international news.
The 2014 Summit of the BRICS grouping in Fortaleza saw the launch of the New Development Bank, a new international development finance institution. The Bank’s purpose is to: ‘mobilise resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries, complementing the existing efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions for global growth and development’.
SAIIA cordially invites you to a seminar on 'The Implications of COP-21 for South Africa's Climate Change Policy Trajectory.'
SAIIA and the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa hosted a Panel Discussion on ‘The EU and South Africa in Dialogue: Working towards a more inclusive world'.
On 23 February 2016, SAIIA's Western Cape Branch held a public seminar addressed by German Ambassador Walter J Lindner, on 'Refugees and Migration'.
On 8 February 2016, a SAIIA Mining Indaba Roundtable in Cape Town on ‘Contested Spaces: Mining and South Africa’s Coastal Zones’ attracted government, business and civil society to engage in some excellent debates.
Billed as the premier annual event for African mining interests, the 2016 Mining Indaba will take place in Cape Town from 8 to 11 February. But what is being discussed at the Indaba? Are all interests equally represented? And what do research institutes on the ground across Africa think about what is being decided there?
On 2 February, SAIIA hosted a talk by Florizelle Liser, Assistant US Trade Representative for Africa and Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Assistant US Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs and Commodity Policy. They discussed issues related to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the future of the trade relationship between the US and South Africa.
SAIIA cordially invites you to the launch of the World Bank’s publication, 'Factory Southern Africa? SACU in Global Value Chains', on 21 January 2016.
From 17-18 December 2015, NeST held a technical working group meeting on 'Defining, measuring and reporting South-South Co-operation.'
SAIIA's Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a public seminar addressed by Professor The Honorable Gareth Evans, Former Australian Foreign Minister, on 'The Responsibility to Protect against Mass Atrocity Crimes: 10 Years On.'
SAIIA, in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada and the US Embassy in Pretoria, invite you to a seminar to be addressed by three very special guests on the topic: 'Support for countries in transition: lessons from the liberation movement of South Africa'.
SAIIA, in collaboration with the Australian High Commission, invite you to a seminar to be addressed by Professor The Honourable Gareth Evans AC QC Former Australian Foreign Minister, on 'Responsibility to Protect: Ten Years On'.
On 3 December 2015, SAIIA and the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) hosted a special workshop on 'China-Africa: a maturing relationship? Growth, change and resilience.'
Wednesday, 25 November 2015

COP21 Media Briefing

On Wednesday, 25 November 2015 SAIIA held a COP21 media briefing with SAIIA experts and representatives of the Youth Policy Committee.
SAIIA has launched a new book, African Accountability: What Works and What Doesn't, with South Africa’s Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela.
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