Political Science
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Mr Gerrie Swart


BPolSci (International Studies) (Cum Laude) (UP), BA (Hons) (International Relations) (Cum Laude) (UP), MA (International Relations) (Cum Laude) (UP)

​Teaching specialisation

African Politics, Southern African Politics, Africa's International Relations

​​Research Interests

Leadership in Africa, Conflict in Africa, Preventive Diplomacy, Political Risk Analysis, Terrorism

​Current Research Projects

Part of South Africa research team for the Leaders, Elites and Coalitions Research Project, funded by The World Bank

​​​Recent Publications

Theron, M & Swart, G.2009. South Africa and the New Africa: Chasing African Rainbows, Who is an African? Identity, Citizenship and the Making of the Africa-Nation, edited by Jideofor Adibe. London: Adonis & Abbey Publishers.

Swart, G.2008.  From Madiba Magic to Media Magic: South Africa's Media Strategy and the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup, World Journal of Managing Events' Special Edition, Volume 2, Number 1 - Towards the 2010 FIFA Kick-Off in South Africa: Red Cards, Fancy Footwork or Goals?

Swart, G & Solomon, H.2008. Libya, Gaddafi and the Rise and Demise of Militant Islam in Political Islam and the State in Africa, edited by Hussein Solomon, Akeem Fadare & Firoza Butler. Centre for International Political Studies (CiPS): University of Pretoria.

Swart, G.2008. Africa Leads the Way: The Trends and Triumphs of the Continent's Leadership Renaissance, African Renaissance, Volume 5, Number 1. UK: Adonis & Abbey Publishers.