​Superpower or Neocolonialist? South Africa in Africa

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is a leading African organisation that enhances human security to enable sustainable development and economic prosperity in Africa. It works across the continent, doing authoritative research, providing expert policy advice and delivering practical training and technical assistance.

Is South Africa still a leader and influential player in Africa? The post-apartheid government invested in peace initiatives in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Africa was hailed as an example of peaceful transition to democracy.

Today South Africa’s position on the continent is quite different. Initiatives like the African Capacity for Intervention in Crisis have failed to rally strong support and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is stepping down as chairperson of the African Union Commission after just one term.

What does this say about South Africa’s foreign policy? Is its focus on relations with BRICS nations like China? Are strategic partnerships with countries such as Nigeria likely? Liesl Louw-Vaudran, author of a new book on South Africa’s role in Africa, will debate these questions with experts in the field.

Chair: Stephanie Wolters, Head, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis division, ISS 

Speakers:

  • Liesl Louw-Vaudran, ISS Consultant
  • Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures and Innovation, ISS
  • Dr Siphamandla Zondi, Head, Institute for Global Dialogue and a member of SA Council on Foreign Relations

Date: 9 June 2016

Time: 14h00 - 15h30

Penelope Mandula, Tel: +27 12 346 9500, Email: pmandula@issafrica.org

Enquiries: Stephanie Wolters, Tel: +27 12 346 9500, Email: swolters@issafrica.org

For more information or to register, refer to www.issafrica.org/events/superpower-or-neocolonialist-south-africa-in-africa.
 
For more about the Institute for Security Studies, refer to www.issafrica.org.

Event Start Date: 
Thursday, 9 June, 2016
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 9 June, 2016
Event Venue: 
Conference Room, ISS Pretoria, Block C, Brooklyn Court
Event Type: 
Conference

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