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South African Institute of International Affairs

Works: 787 works in 1,186 publications in 1 language and 11,107 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: isb, Editor, Other, Publisher, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: DT761, 968
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The South African way of life : values and ideals of a multi-racial society by G. H Calpin( Book )

12 editions published in 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of South Africa as a history of struggle and conflict as the background. Focuses on the conflict of the multiracial society
International aspects of overpopulation : proceedings of a conference held by the South African Institute of International Affairs at Johannesburg by John Barratt( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict and compromise in South Africa by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South African journal of international affairs( )

in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aussenpolitik. Internationale Beziehungen. Universitäten. Südafrika
International pressures and political change in South Africa( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategy for development by John Barratt( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa south of the Sahara; an assessment of human and material resources by South African Institute of International Affairs( Book )

15 editions published between 1951 and 1957 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accelerated development in southern Africa by John Barratt( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smuts the humanist: a personal reminiscence by T. J Haarhoff( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global sustainability, climate change and finance policy : a South African perspective by Penelope Anne Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk narratives need to be adopted to straddle the disconnect between climate change concerns and the general operations of the financial sector. Financial sector policy makers and regulators are only likely to address sustainability and climate change concerns if they understand their responsibility and the potential threat of systemic disruption and other market risks. In the past, multilateral agencies have employed a narrow definition of climate finance, but the compelling scientific evidence of global warming suggests a way must be found to broaden this definition, in order to crowd in more public and private sector investment. Part of this involves accepting that development finance must incorporate climate change concerns and enhance sustainability. Finance to enhance sustainability has to address domestic and regional climate and welfare concerns to be effective. From an African perspective, it needs to identify the most pressing issues, which is likely to involve in-depth, localized research and engagement to enhance climate change resilience
Space, soil and status : insights from the APRM into the governance of land in Africa by Terence Corrigan( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Land is central to Africa's fortunes, and thus has occupied a prominent place in the inquiries of Africa's home-grown governance review system, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). This paper interrogates what the APRM's reports from 10 participating countries have had to say on the land issue. Land is recognised, by the APRM and by the continent's governments and supranational authorities, as a key issue for Africa's future. It is critical for both agricultural and nonagricultural development, and to accommodate human settlement. The key, overarching challenge concerns tenure security. Land in Africa tends to be held through hybridised arrangements, in which formal, statutory systems exist alongside customary or other informal systems. The former place landholding, in theory, under a clearly defined legal order, which in turn makes it suitable as collateral for business endeavours and an asset to be leveraged for developmental purposes. This has led to calls for the formalisation of land titles across the continent. In practice, however, the weaknesses of the continent's state system make this a doubtful prospect at present. This paper argues that a better option, at least as an interim measure, would be to strive for an adaptation of the continent's informal systems of landholding, with a view to giving them a degree of legal force. However, this will only deal with part of the land governance challenges facing the continent. Land is an issue that spurs passionate emotions. It is often a proxy for issues of citizenship and belonging. Any solution will need to be sensitive to this and cannot be based solely on economic criteria. The constraints on female landholding require that some traditional practices be confronted. Conflict over land and landed resources -- or conflict that has a severe impact on the use of these -- needs to be tackled with strong, capacitated action by the state and society. This suggests that a comprehensive resolution of issues surrounding the continent's land ultimately demands that the capacity of the continent's states be improved. They must be able effectively to establish and implement productive land governance systems, as well as the legal systems, agrarian support and security apparatus required to support and uphold them"--Publisher's web site
Making sustainable development the key focus of the BRICS New Development Bank by Talitha Bertelsmann-Scott( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the New Development Bank (NDB) gears up to extend its first loans in the second quarter of 2016, with its self-stated aim to 'fund infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies', it is important to consider what the bank might regard as 'sustainable development'. To date, the bank, the BRICS and South Africa have not put forward a clear definition of sustainable development. In order to explore this important debate from a South African perspective, this research draws on the perspectives and views of a wide range of stakeholders, including policymakers, think tanks, academia and civil society, on the best approach the NDB could take to ensure the sustainability of the projects it undertakes. In addition, the recommendations from this study also took into consideration examples of projects that could be considered as best practice when it comes to sustainable development. Recommendations were made to inform policymaking both within the bank on related issues and at an individual project level. The paper explores definitions of sustainable development that the New Development Bank of the BRICS could use in identifying and implementing projects in South Africa and on the African continent"--Publisher's web site
Cooperative water governance for climate resilience : are institutional arrangements in Southern Africa fit for purpose? by Belynda Petrie( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Water is a stress multiplier in Africa. Climate change and development decisions manifest in stressed water resources, while poor governance further undermines water security. Many of Africa's water resources are shared by two or more countries, adding further complexity -- not least because of the consequent pressure on states to invest in and govern water resources jointly. The current level of transboundary cooperation is inadequate, with riparian countries often seeing problems rather than opportunities in governing the watercourse as a single unit. Thus there is a tension between obligations regarding international waters and national territorial sovereignty. There is also an increasing need for financed solutions, which include resilient infrastructure, and for greater water benefit increases in accordance with the cumulative impacts of stresses on water resultant from population, climate and development. This further highlights the need for cooperative governance. A measure of the strength of transboundary cooperation is the extent of regional integration. Effective multi-country water resource development relies heavily on strong regional integration, but there is little such integration in Africa. Sharing the benefits derived from shared watercourses through transboundary cooperation is an important outcome of regional integration, but the mechanisms for doing so still need to be adequately understood, defined and measured. The lack of clarity on basin-wide costs and benefits is, of itself, a threat. It has the potential to seriously curtail possibilities for cooperation and may lead to increased water disputes. On the other hand, water, as a 'high-pressure' sector, can also yield socio-economic opportunities throughout the wider system with co-benefits such as job creation and improved equity. Shared solutions arise from shared economic benefits, and in Southern Africa many of these benefits are closely related to effective water governance, as water-dependent sectors such as energy and food production enable economic growth and job creation. By building on the shared benefits of water use, riparian countries could unlock a much wider range of co-benefits than those currently prioritised. Shifting the focus to positive-sum outcomes requires knowledge of and transparent economic benefits, and the means to share and trade these"--Publisher's web site
A regional power in the making : Ethiopian diplomacy in the Horn of Africa by Mehari Taddele Maru( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethiopia's regional engagement and foreign policy is based on its Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy (FANSPS), launched in 2002. The country is a key player in the Horn of Africa and, despite recent internal conflict, crucial for maintaining stability in the region. Its government engages robustly at the regional and continental level, mainly through multilateral agencies such as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the AU; and it is seen as a trustworthy mediator in East Africa and the Horn. This role is aided by the relative strength of its military and its active participation in regional peace and security operations; its capacity and willingness to combat terrorism; a pan-Africanist legacy; and its effective utilisation of multilateral platforms. Domestic problems include a grave democratic deficit; sectarian politics; corruption; the absence of constitutional accountability, judicial review and parliamentary oversight; the violation of human rights; and extreme poverty, all of which pose a threat to internal peace and security. Its response to these domestic threats remains the main determinant of Ethiopia's foreign policy. Externally, terrorism and neighbouring states' expansionist policies, continued enmity with Eritrea and rivalry with Egypt over the Nile River threaten Ethiopia's pursuit of peace and social development, both domestic and regional. Although the fundamentals of the FANSPS remain pertinent after two decades, it is time that Ethiopia turns from an exceedingly inward-looking foreign policy focused exclusively on domestic vulnerabilities towards a more balanced approach, to forestall external threats and seize legitimate opportunities. Proportionality demands adequate attention to external threats and opportunities; hence it is time to take stock of its current approach and, in doing so, consider economic and trade opportunities, in particular access to the sea and port services. Emerging geopolitical and geo economic issues may impair Ethiopia's diplomatic achievements if the FANSPS is not urgently reappraised"--Publisher's web site
Confronting the 'oil curse' : state-civil society roles in managing Ghana's oil find by Nancy Annan( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ghana discovered large oil deposits at Cape Three Points, on its western coast, in 2007. With the discovery of additional oil it is anticipated that the oil sector will significantly boost the economy, which in turn will have a positive developmental impact. However, questions have been raised about the capacity of the state to properly manage and account for revenue receipts from the oil sector in the absence of civil society oversight. This paper argues that civil society has a critical role to play in partnering with the Ghanaian state in managing Ghana's oil resources if the country is to avoid the negative experiences of other oil-rich African countries"--Publisher's web site
Turkey in Somalia : shifting paradigms of aid by Gizem Sucuoglu( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkey's presence in Somalia is an important example of emerging donor engagement in a conflict setting. Its involvement in Somalia intensified in response to the devastating 2010--2012 famine, but has since gone well beyond delivering aid and assistance to famine survivors. It has hosted international and regional conferences, mediated among various parties, engaged in capacity-building efforts, encouraged bilateral trade and delivered development assistance. Turkey's engagement in Somalia has been remarkably multifaceted; it has included the Turkish government, religious institutions, non- governmental organisations, the private sector and local municipalities. It is too early to accurately assess the impact of Turkey's involvement on Somali institutions or to understand whether it has attenuated the conflict. Instead, this report draws on dozens of interviews in Turkey and Somalia to examine trends and challenges. Turkey's engagement in Somalia has distinguished itself by a readiness to deploy staff in the field despite the security risks, deference to the Somali government and a push for national ownership, as well as its involvement in the security and private sectors. However, its experience has also brought to the fore critical tensions: Will its respect for sovereignty and support to security institutions clash with norms of human rights and the inclusion of other parts of society in peacebuilding? Can this multi-pronged approach to aid be channelled toward a coherent and comprehensive peacebuilding strategy? And will these nascent aid institutions be able to weather domestic pressures in Turkey?
South Africa and the DRC : evaluating a south-south partnership for peace, governance and development by Neissan Alessandro Besharati( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 'Rise of the South' and the role of 'emerging powers' in global development has animated much of the political and economic discourse of the past decade. There is, however, little empirical evidence on the contribution that emerging Southern partners make to sustainable development, due to the lack of common measurement systems for South-South cooperation (SSC). The following case study utilises the analytical framework developed by the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) to assess the range, extent and quality of South Africa's peace, governance and economic support to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The study reveals that South Africa, in absolute financial terms, is a significant development partner in the DRC, and even exceeds the traditional donors when its aid is measured in proportion to gross national income. The qualitative field research highlights that South Africa's approach to development co-operation to a large extent reflects the core values of SSC, although with a mixed bag of successes and failures in terms of the results of co-operation activities. This pilot study of the South Africa-DRC development partnership is one of the first in which the NeST conceptual and methodological framework has been tested for the purpose of further refining tools and indicators for SSC analysis, so as to assist the future monitoring and evaluation endeavours of South Africa and other emerging development partners"--Publisher's web site
South Africa's foreign policy : tempering dominance through integration by Aditi Lalbahadur( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Southern Africa has always featured prominently in South Africa's foreign policy. During apartheid, the National Party government saw fit to unleash a destructive agenda on neighbouring countries as an integral part of its strategy to quash support for the liberation movement. Since 1994, under a democratic dispensation, South Africa's foreign policy has aspired towards greater regional integration. This has necessitated a more pacific re-orientation of policy. However, over the past 20 years South Africa's leaders have struggled to rebuild trust because the country's economic and political dominance looms large over its neighbours. The intersection between 'trust-building' and 'dominance' is where South Africa's (sometimes clumsy) foreign policy is to be located. This is why this paper draws on the themes of 'dominance' and 'integration' to explain some of the findings emanating from a perceptions survey that the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) conducted in 2013. SAIIA conducted the perceptions survey among foreign policy practitioners in the foreign and diplomatic corps based in South Africa and Ethiopia. This paper focuses on some of the key perceptions emanating from respondents representing countries in Southern Africa and provides insights aimed at a better understanding of how politics in this region unfolds around South Africa. It also offers recommendations drawn from empirical evidence on how South Africa can improve its engagement with Southern Africa in its foreign relations"--Publisher's web site
South Africa's state-building role in the DRC : kicking the can down the road by Tjiurimo Hengari( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the mooted presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is postponed to December 2018, South Africa's most significant engagement in post-conflict reconstruction and development (PCRD) since its return to African affairs in 1994 hangs in the balance. While South Africa has done a fairly decent job of supporting the DRC at various difficult intervals since the 1990s, the model it has pursued in that country appears to be falling short of the demands of strategic state and institution building. It is a model at the end of its resources. This policy insights paper argues that these shortcomings are a result not only of South Africa's inability to master the challenging political terrain in the DRC but also of Pretoria's pushback from value-driven doctrines in its diplomacy. This severely impacts South Africa's ideological and normative posture, particularly the manner in which it is inconsistently articulated in the political institution-building process in the DRC -- a complex country with multi-layered issues and competing external and domestic stakeholders
Aligning Africa's maritime ambitions with broader Indian Ocean regionalism by Alex Benkenstein( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is not certain how governments and multilateral organisations can develop a coherent and integrated approach to promote a flourishing Blue Economy. Blue Economy initiatives should not duplicate the range of initiatives being undertaken in specific sectors (eg, fisheries) or on specific issues (eg, disaster risk preparedness or piracy). Tracking and disseminating information on progress within these more focused, yet sometimes complex and fragmented, initiatives would be more effective. Blue Economy initiatives should also provide the necessary framework and institutional structure to address high-level, integrated planning and respond to potential trade-offs or conflicts between sectors. These initiatives can also play an important role in elevating ocean governance on global and regional policy agendas, thereby supporting increased political will for, and financing of, more effective ocean governance
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Strategy for development
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controlled identityUniversity of the Witwatersrand

Institute of International Affairs

Institute of International Affairs Johannesburg

Instituto Sul Africano para Questões Internacionais.

Instituut van Internasionale Aangeleenthede

Instituut van Internasionale Aangeleenthede Johannesburg


S.A.I.I.A. (South African Institute of International Affairs)


SAIIA (South African Institute of International Affairs)

Suid-Afrikaanse instituut van internasionale aangeleenthede

Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Internasionale Aangeleenthede Johannesburg

Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Internasionale Aangeleethede

University of the Witwatersrand South African Institute of International Affairs

University of Witwatersrand South African Institute of International Affairs

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