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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.

The African Union’s 2018 theme: “Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”, offers a strategic opportunity to encourage citizens to play their part in good governance.
In recent years discourse on humankind’s relationship with the oceans is marked by two primary themes – on the one hand, there is a growing awareness of the current and potential socio-economic contribution of the marine environment, on the other, there is a growing concern about the role that human activity is playing in undermining marine ecosystems.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) cordially invites you to a Book Launch of Twilight of the Money Gods: economics as a religion and how it all went wrong by John Rapley. 
The South African Institute of International Affairs in collaboration with the European Union cordially invites you to Dialogue on Protecting Human Rights in a changing world: Challenges and best practice from an EU perspective. To be addressed by Mr Stavros Lambrinidis European Union Special Representative for Human Rights.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed on 'Managing Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa: the developmental approach'
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Robert Jackson on 'The meaning of Brexit' (and the underlying currents in Europe around it).
The South African Institute of International Affairs, The Institute for Public Policy Research (Namibia), and The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa cordially invite you to a roundtable discussion: Anti-Corruption in Namibia – At A Tipping Point? Views from Southern Africa Namibia has generally been viewed as a well-governed country since its independence from South Africa in 1990.
The annual African Mining Indaba will take place from 5-8 February 2018 in Cape Town, connecting investors with mining companies and governments. On the side-lines of this conference, SAIIA will host its annual Change Makers event.
The South African Institute of International Affairs in collaboration with the Embassies of Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa cordially invite you to a Panel Discussion on 'The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, the Belt and Road Initiative and Africa'.
Tuesday, 05 December 2017

2017 Youth Wildlife Forum

SAIIA, in collaboration with the US Mission to South Africa, will host a regional Wildlife Youth Forum on combatting wildlife trafficking and conservation.
An extraordinary group of high school learners from across the country will be presenting their research findings and recommendations on topics such as water scarcity, food security and illegal mining. These presentations will draw connections between local challenges and successes, as well as South African policies and international plans such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
with Keynote address by Mr Michael Power, economist with Investec, on Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue: “Is the politics of populism trumping economics?"
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), in collaboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) will host a roundtable discussion on 'Investment in Africa: Infrastructure and Regional Value Chains'.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), in collaboration with the Institute for International Trade, Australia cordially invites you to a one-day workshop on 'The Challenges of Regional Integration, Trade Facilitation and Gender Equity for Africa'. 
SAIIA and KAS will host a workshop on Monday, 6 November 2017 at SAIIA’s head office, during which stakeholders will explore the challenges and opportunities of growing both domestic and regional agro-processing value chains. SAIIA has undertaken two studies, with one focusing on macadamia nut value chains in Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa and the other focusing on oilseed value chains in Malawi, South Africa and Zambia.
The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to the book launch of China and Africa: Building Peace and Security on the Continent by Prof Chris Alden. Alden is an Associate Senior Research Fellow on South African Foreign Policy and China-Africa Relations at SAIIA and Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Prof Tim Hoyt on 'Trends in International Terrorism and the Changing Character of Contemporary Warfare'.
World leaders have gathered in New York for the start of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Emphasising ‘peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet’, the 193 member states will be meeting until 25 September. This Saturday, over 500 high school learners from across South Africa will be participating in the annual SAIIA Johannesburg Model United Nations Conference, to discuss many of the same issues facing the General Assembly.
SAIIA invites members of the media to our special briefing on the 9th BRICS Summit.
The Annual SAIIA Interschools Quiz was held on 17 August 2017, at Bishops Diocesan College.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, in partnership with the Deutsche Bundesbank and the University of Pretoria, cordially invite you to a public address on 'The future of Europe and the Euro – what monetary policy can do and cannot do' with an address by Dr Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank.
Each year, the SAIIA-KAS Careers Evenings attract hundreds of students in both Gauteng and Cape Town. Held by SAIIA and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the evenings provide Humanities students with an introduction to the career opportunities available to them after graduation.
The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to the book launch of 'Fate of the Nation: Scenarios for South Africa's Future' by Jakkie Cilliers.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), cordially invites you to a public address on 'The 2017 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa and Key Challenges for South Africa and the Region' with an address by Mr Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017

2017 SAIIA Young Leaders Conference Featured

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Southern Africa’s brightest young minds presented their recommendations on harnessing the potential of young people and the emerging youth demographic in Africa.
Achieving the ambitious targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Agenda requires a revitalised global partnership that brings together governments, civil society, the private sector, the United Nations system and other actors, and mobilises all available resources.
The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) are delighted to invite you to a Book launch on South African Foreign Policy: Identities, Intentions, and Directions with the support of the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of Political Science and the University of Pretoria’s Department of Political Sciences.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Ambassador of France in South Africa Mr Christophe Farnaud on 'The New France: what role in global politics?'
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Prof John H. Stanfield II on 'The First 100 days of US President Donald Trump: Unpeeling the Personified Paradoxical Unknown in American and Global Politics'.
South African Institute of International Affairs, Eastern Cape Branch, invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Consul Alfonso Tagliaferri Consulate of Italy in Cape Town on 'Current status of the European Union on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaties'
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