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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 SAIIA-KAS Careers Evening attracted hundreds of students in Cape Town. Held by SAIIA and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the intention of SAIIA’s careers evening is to provide a platform for university students in International Relations, Development Studies, Political Studies, Sociology, Economics, and Law to gain a better understanding of the opportunities that are available to them.
The Public Forum is an annual three-day event organised by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to facilitate discussions and debates from global actors on issues facing trade and development. This year's event, held from 27 to 29 September 2016, focused on 'Inclusive Trade' as a way to harness trade for the economic empowerment of the most marginalised members of society, and finding innovative ways to make trading conditions easier for them.
The TRADE research entity at the North-West University and SAIIA jointly held a workshop on 'Navigating Global Economic Headwinds and Tailwinds: New Directions for Industrial and Trade Policy'.
SAIIA, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the British High Commission and the European Union Delegation cordially invite you to a policy dialogue on climate change adaptation readiness.
Thursday, 22 September 2016

Time for Change

Tusk, in association with Stop Ivory and SAIIA, held a 'Time For Change' international lunchtime reception on the eve of CITES CoP17. The event drew the world's attention to the continuing crisis in poaching and the need to maintain momentum in tackling the issue.
SAIIA and the Embassy of Switzerland in South Africa held a panel discussion on 'Reflections on how to create a transparent and sustainable location for doing business in the commodities sector: the Swiss case.' This discussion was led by H.E. Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Swiss State Secretary for Economic Affairs.
As world leaders gathered in New York for the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, over 500 high-school learners from across South Africa participated in the annual SAIIA Johannesburg Model United Nations Conference, to discuss many of the same questions facing the General Assembly.
In the latest SAIIA event exclusively for our diplomatic and corporate members, we were pleased to host an Executive Briefing on 'CITES: Where to from here and how to improve?'.
Dear Editors and Journalists, It is our pleasure to invite you to a briefing ahead of the next conference for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), from 24 September - 5 October in Johannesburg.
SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) held a policy dialogue on  ‘Revisiting the Migration Regimes in the EAC, SADC and COMESA.’
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) held 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'.
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