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Presentations & Speeches (133)

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On 16 February 2016, SAIIA National Chairman Mr Fred T Phaswana delivered his annual address. What follows is the full text of the speech.
The BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Academic Forum in Moscow took place from 21-23 May 2015. SAIIA's chief executive Elizabeth Sidiropoulos was invited to take part as a member of the South African delegation.
As the sixth BRICS head of state summit approaches, it is clear that the grouping’s agenda is far from static. The BRICS Policy Center (BPC) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) hosted a seminar to address some of the inter-BRICS and intra-BRICS dynamics relevant to the consolidation of the grouping as a whole.
The South African Institute of International Affairs has received messages of condolences from friends and partners around the world. We have created this page as a tribute to Madiba to share the many sentiments we have received. Please feel free to send your message or image to the SAIIA tribute to Madiba: Hamba Kahle Tata Madiba (1918 – 2013)Read a personal account by SAIIA's Chief Executive: Memories explored - The passing of Madiba by Elizabeth Sidiropoulos On 25 August 2000, President Mandela delivered the keynote address at the 'Kosovo, Africa and Humanitarian Intervention Conference' hosted by SAIIA.Download his keynote address hereMessage…
Mozambique has been one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world from 2001-2010 and is forecast to continue its rapid growth trajectory. In 2014 Mozambique will commemorate 20 years of democracy and, given the substantial changes that have taken place in recent years, this provides a timely juncture to discuss emerging challenges and future perspectives on Mozambique, as well as the country’s role in the SADC region.
On 1 August 2013, SAIIA's Peter Draper was invited to give a presentation on South Africa's Trade Agreements and relations to a workshop at Parliament.
SAIIA and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) have been working on a joint project that examines the political economy of regional integration in Southern Africa.
South African Institute of International Affairs, Eastern Cape Branch, invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Founder: “Agang South Africa” speaking on Restoring South Africa’s place in the International Community
The 39th annual Group of 8 (G-8) Summit takes place on 17 and 18 June 2013, with the UK as this year's president. To provide insights into her country's plan for this year's summit, Dame Nicola Brewer, British High Commissioner to South Africa, addressed a G8 study group this week organised by SAIIA's Economic Diplomacy Programme and the Humanities Department at the University of Pretoria.
On 21 May 2013 SAIIA and the University of the Witwatersrand co-hosted a visit by the Canadian Governor General, His Excellency, The Right Honourable, David Johnston for a keynote address and discussion. The event was held to discuss the importance of Canada-South Africa Relations on the occasion of His Excellency's State Visit to South Africa. Indeed, the bonds between South Africa and Canada run deep and bilateral cooperation dates as far back as the 1920's.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Latin America after Chavez

The South African Institute of International Affairs hosts a Speaker’s Meeting addressed by Dr Lyal White, Founding Director of the Centre for Dynamic Markets (CDM) and Senior Lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria on  Latin America after Chavez
The South African Institute of International Affairs hosts a Speaker’s Meeting addressed by Dr Stephan Klingebiel from the  Department of Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation of the German Development Institute (DIE) on 'European Report on Development 2013*: Post-2015 – Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future' The ERD 2013 focuses on how global collective action can best support the efforts of developing countries in achieving development. Based on an assessment of the MDG experience and on an analysis of the changing international context and likely trends for the next 20-30 years, the ERD 2013 attempts to identify key potential…
On 16 March 2013 SAIIA brought together outstanding South African high school learners to host their own model BRICS Summit to discuss the creation of the BRICS Development Bank. Each school represented one of the five BRICS countries in a special negotiation session that resulted in the creation of a BRICS Youth Communiqué.
Where:     Premier Hotel Regent - East LondonDate:        Wednesday 06 Mar 2013 -Wednesday 06 Mar 2013Time:        17:30 -19:30
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch, invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Peter Leon on "The South African mining industry on the road to Mangaung".Venue: Cape Town Holocaust Centre, 88 Hatfield St, Gardens, Cape Town
The Centre for Africa’s International Relations, the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the office of the Dean of Humanities of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) host a roundtable on Dr Dlamini-Zuma’s election: The future of African integration and South Africa’s foreign policy. Venue: Jan Smuts House
SAIIA CLOSED ROUNDTABLE: "New World Energy Trends after the Fukushima Accident" presented by Mr Nobua Tanaka, former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.Venue: Jan Smuts House
Making Key Business Constraints in SADC Tangible: Experiences of the Private Sector Harare, Zimbabwe
A Media Forum on Trade Policy14 March 2012Melrose Place, Rosebank, Johannesburg
An event co-hosted by SAIIA and ACODE, members of the Governance of Africa's Resources Research Network (GARN)Golf Course Hotel, Kampala, Uganda
The SADC Secretariat, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ – and the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) would like to invite you to participate in the launch of a series of business case studies documenting the TOP 10 business constraints in SADC region in a tangible way.Location: Gabarone
On the first day of his recent visit to South Africa, veteran politician and current Foreign Minister of the French Republic, Alain Juppé spoke at the South African Institute of International Affairs on Thursday, 10 November 2011, before traveling to Pretoria to meet President Jacob Zuma.
Monday, 24 October 2011

Half day Seminar on Iran

South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to a half day seminar on Iran. Iran is a major player in the Middle East and indeed Africa. Yet very little expertise on that country and its policies exists in South Africa. In an attempt to help redress this situation SAIIA will present a seminar on the subject. Date: Monday, 24 October 2011 Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm Venue: Jan Smuts House, East Campus, Wits University RSVP: Ndumi Nqunqa on
South African Institute of International Affairs and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung cordially invites you to a high level dialogue meeting entitled: 'NEW ACTORS IN AFRICA: HOW IS THEIR ENTRY AFFECTING THE CONTINENT'S RELATIONS WITH THE EU.'
To highlight the dilemma of refugees globally, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Lawyers for Human Rights and the Royal Norwegian Embassy of South Africa held the annual Nansen Lecture, entitled “Migration in Africa, An Enduring Phenomenon?” at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). This year’s lecture was part of a series held in international centres, including Washington D.C., New York, Addis Ababa, and Geneva.Venue: Jan Smuts House
The conference was co-hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), to exchange perspectives on the U.S.-South Africa bilateral relationship, the evolution of health and development engagement, and South Africa’s emerging global health agenda. The session is one of a series of global conferences that CSIS has co-hosted to highlight evolving global health policy of the BRICS countries and explore new opportunities for U.S. engagement with emerging powers to advance a common development and global health agenda.Venue: Jan Smuts House
Since taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in January 2011, South Africa has been at the vanguard of global geopolitical developments. The recent uprisings in North Africa, in countries such as Tunisia and Egypt, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s (NATO) enforcement of Resolution 1973 in Libya have received international attention. Despite initially having voted for Resolution 1973, South Africa is now highly critical of its implementation, championing instead the African Union’s position to find a political solution for Libya.
You are cordially invited to the launch of the African Economic Outlook 2011Venue: Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Multipurpose Centre, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, PRETORIA
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) and the African Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) cordially invite you to the launch of the South African APRM Monitoring Project (AMP) Report on Tuesday 28 June 2011 at the Pan African Parliament, 19 Richards Drive, Gallagher Estate, Midrand, commencing at 10:00am.
The United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa (SA) share ideals in foreign and domestic policy that both countries have to live up to. This was the message from Dame Nicole Brewer, High Commissioner to South Africa at the South African Institute of International Affairs on Monday 20, June 2011.
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