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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 UCT Graduate School of Business Connect and the South African Institute of International Affairs will host a round table with Dr Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board Deutsche Bundesbank, on 'Global political uncertainty and its implications for the post-crisis supervisory and regulatory regime.'
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the University of Pretoria (UP) invites you to a Speaker’s Meeting to be addressed by Dr Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, on 'From Dream to Reality – How Finances Serves the Economy, and How Not.'
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.
SAIIA's Western Cape Branch and the Embassy of Japan cordially invite you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Mr Yasushi Naito, the Consul of Japan to Cape Town. Further remarks and comments will be provided by Professor Scarlett Cornelissen, University of Stellenbosch and Mr Symerre Grey-Johnson, Head of Regional Infrastructure, Trade and Partnerships at NEPAD.
SAIIA and the Institute for Security Studies invite you to a panel discussion on 'Violence Economics and the future of the ANC', 4 August 2016.
SAIIA, the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) and the Southern-African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) held a Business Breakfast Discussion on 'Regional Drivers and Barriers to Business' on 26 July 2016.
On 19 July 2016, the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) in collaboration with the German Development Institute (DIE) Managing Global Governance (MGG) Programme held an UNCTAD XIV side event on 'Measuring and reporting South-South cooperation (SSC): How to grasp SSC’s contribution to achieving the SDGs'.
SAIIA's Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Dr Wilmot James, on 'South Africa in the World Today: Resetting our Foreign Affairs Doctrine for the 21st Century'.
SAIIA's Eastern Cape Branch hosted a public seminar addressed by HE Arthur Lenk, Israel’s Ambassador to South Africa, on 'Israel and Africa: Neighbours with significant growth potential'. Event details Venue:  Premier Hotel Regent, Marine 1, Beach Front, East LondonDate:    12 July 2016Time:   17:30  
SAIIA is holding a roundtable discussion on 'A Step Too Far or a Legitimate Balancing Act? Reflection on the US decision to block the reappointment of a WTO Judge of Appeal' led by Professor Meredith Lewis.
Sunday, 26 June 2016

2016 SAIIA Young Leaders Conference Featured

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Seventy-five outstanding young delegates have arrived at the SAIIA offices in Johannesburg, to participate in the fourth SAIIA Young Leaders Conference, from 26 June to 1 July. As part of the conference, the delegates (58 high school learners and 17 university students) will host their own youth negotiation sessions under the theme ‘Connecting the past to the present: Young South Africans shaping a sustainable future’. The negotiations will culminate in the handover of the 2016 Young Leaders Declaration to the Presidency on 30 June. A youth dialogue will also be held on 30 June with the Department of International Relations and…
SAIIA's Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Mr Michael Spicer, on 'How did we get to junk? Domestic and International Dimensions'.
SAIIA in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and New York University, Centre for International Cooperation (NYU-CIC) cordially invites you to a research and policy dissemination event on 'South–South Co-operation in fragile and conflict-affected areas in Africa'.
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’.
As a member of the BRICS, a leader in African peacekeeping, and an aspiring UN Security Council permanent member, South Africa plays a significant role in global governance and aspires to a greater role. To better understand the factors driving South African foreign policy — both aspirations and limitations — SAIIA and the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations held a workshop on 1 March 2016 in Cape Town.
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