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Dear Editors and Journalists,
Dear Editors and Journalists,
The effects of climate change, increasing rates of youth unemployment, the lack of equal access to quality education, and the impact of violent conflicts throughout the continent need to be effectively tackled through increased international cooperation.
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Dear Editors and Journalists On 1 February 2017, South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (tbc) will be opening a high-level conference on Africa’s relationship with the Group of 20. Joining the Minister will be the German Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn who will speak on the key priorities of the German G20 Presidency. A dinner keynote that evening will be delivered by Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele of the South African Reserve Bank.
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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.
Dear Editors and Journalists,
The World Conservation Congress, one of the world’s largest environmental gatherings, is taking place in Hawaii from 1 to 10 September. 8,000 delegates, heads of state, policymakers, CEOs, scientists, field technicians and civil society organisations will come together to decide upon almost one hundred topical environmental issues.
SAIIA's new report shows that South Africa’s contributions as a proportion of GDP greatly exceeds all other donors, demonstrating the significant role middle-income countries can play in global development.
Dear Editors and Journalists,  The New Development Bank, a development finance institution set up by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group of countries, will host its first Annual Meeting this week in Shanghai, China. Experts from the Global Economic Governance Africa programme (a partnership between SAIIA, DNA Economics and Tutwa Consulting) have been following developments closely, and will be in Shanghai to attend the meeting.
Dear Editors and Journalists, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting continental Africa for the first time, starting in Mozambique on 7 July, moving to South Africa on 8-9 July, and then on to Tanzania and Kenya. Last year he visited two Indian Ocean islands, Mauritius and Seychelles, with whom India has had long-standing relations.
Dear Editors and Journalists, On 29 June 2016, the Office of the United States Trade Representative submitted a report to Congress on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), following the one-year extension of this wide-ranging programme in 2015. This report presented an overview of the AGOA programme, the status quo of US trade and investment relations with sub-Saharan Africa, the status of regional integration in Africa, US capacity-building efforts on the continent, and initial discussions on economic relations with African countries when AGOA expires in 2025.
Dear Editors and Journalists,  In South Africa, June is celebrated as Youth Month, a special time to recognise the vibrant creative energy that our young people have to offer. Two dates in particular provide the focus this year: June 16 marks the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto uprising, and June 15 is the 24th anniversary of the Day of the African Child. SAIIA’s youth programme is proud continue the 1976 tradition of young people uniting and acting for positive transformation. We have an array of passionate young leaders available, all of whom have experience engaging with the media. Our…
Dear Editors and Journalists The annual African Mining Indaba will take place from 8-11 February in Cape Town, despite a constrained low-commodity price environment and substantial asset impairments among some of the world’s major mining houses. The conference aims to connect investors with mining companies and governments. On the side lines of this conference, SAIIA will host two important events.
MEDIA ALERT:  NAIROBI AND BEYOND: WHAT PROSPECTS FOR THE WTO?   10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya    15 to 18 December 2015   Dear Editors and Journalists   The 10th Ministerial Conference of the  World Trade Organization (WTO)  will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15 to 18 December 2015. It will be chaired by Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Amina Mohamed. This will be the first time the organisation’s highest decision-making body will meet in Africa amid irreconcilable differences in positions of WTO members, with some already predicting that any significant progress in concluding the Doha…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015

MEDIA ALERT: COP21, Paris

The twenty-first session of Conference of the Parties (COP21) 30 November to 11 December 2015, Paris, France FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Dear Editors and Journalists
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 invites members of the media to our special briefing on the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), 'FOCAC VI : More of the same or signs of change?' on 19 November 2015.
List of media events organised by the South African Institute of International Affairs for week beginning 23 November 2015   For Editors and Journalists    The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) has planned three exciting media events next week. Kindly receive the information below for planning purposes, and please share it with relevant beat reporters in your newsroom. Those interested in attend a particular event please click in the relevant event’s link and register.  
On 11 November 2015, SAIIA held a media briefing on ‘The G-20: From Turkey to China – taking stock and looking forward’ to review developments and successes achieved under the Turkish Presidency, notably in relation to its impact on developing countries.
On 11 November 2015, SAIIA will hold a media briefing on 'G20: From Turkey to China – taking stock and looking forward'.
Third India Africa Forum Summit  from 26-29 October 2015 in New Delhi, India. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Dear Editors,  The Third India Africa Forum Summit is taking place from 26-29 October 2015 in New Delhi, India this week.SAIIA has put together a package of articles, videos, and papers on India-Africa relations. The experts and resources below can assist journalists and editors as they prepare to cover the event.
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