Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Conf​erences & Worksho​​​ps




​Maritime security hybrid webinar

Co-hosted by the Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Center​

and the

​Royal Danish Defence College and SIGLA of​  Stellenbosch University 

Theme: Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea -​ Looking back: Contemplating the future

Date: 16-17 November 2022

Venue: KAIPTC, Accra Ghana See here

Registration: Hybrid event: (online registrations closed) Register here

For in person attendance: Registration at KAIPTC commences at 08:30 on 16 Nov​

P​rogramme: here

Concept Note:  here

Bios & Abstracts: here​​

Teams Conference link: here

Conference communique: here




EU Gateways _ stellenbosch logo 1000x156.jpg

The Indo-Pacific region: a new area of cooperation for South Africa and the European Union?

Seminar Co-hosted by the European Union and Stellenbosch University 

  • Which strategic interests do Africa and Europe share relating to the Indo Pacific?  What  role can the EU - South Africa partnership play in promoting such shared interests?
  • Can political will be harnessed to ensure Africa benefits from the growing geostrategic and economic value of the Indo-Pacific?  In which ways can African countries exercise influence, set or promote agendas, and forge partnerships in the quest for sea and ocean governance, particularly in the Indo-Pacific?

Date: 12 September 2022 14:00-16:00 GMT+2

Venue: STIAS, Stellenbosch

Chair: Prof A. van Nieuwkerk - UNISA


  • Prof Eugene Cloete.​ Stellenbosch University
  • Mr Milan Flora, Dep Head of Mission, Czech Embassy, South Africa


  • Mr Stavos Petropoulos, European External Action Service
  • Amb Anil Sooklal, DIRCO, South Africa

Discussant: Dr Lisa Otto, University of Johannesburg

Closing: Prof Francois Vreÿ, SIGLA, Stellenbosch University

To register for online attendance: Please go to this link​

The eve​nt is recorded​. ​Video

Report : Africa, Europe and the Indo-Pacific HERE 

Webinar Policy Paper: here

Enquiries: Prof F. Vreÿ​ ​



SIGLA in partnership with ISS (Africa) and the UNODC  (Global Maritime Crime ​​​Programme)

Seminar &workshop: Ideas for an Integrated Maritime Security Strategy for South Africa 

  • ​Date: 28 & 29 July 2022​
  • Venue: STIAS Stellenbosch - More information ​ Here
  • Concept Note: Here
  • Programme: Here
  • SIGLA Brief: Here
  • 2030 Road Map: Here
  • UK MSS Bristol Univ Report Here
  • ​Weather for Stellenbosch: Here
  • Dress: Jacket & tie optional, Coat and umbrella suggested.
  • Presentations:  India   Ghana  Ghana2​  Cyber  2030 Road Map​  Kenya Forthcoming​
  • The Coversation article on Ghana: Here
  • DefenceWeb articles on event: Here  Here​

E​nquiries: Prof F. Vrey

Webinar: SIGLA in ​partnership with CEMIS, Faculty of Military Science

Defence Economics & the art of a South African Defence Budget

Date:  22 April ​2022 ​

Time: ​11:00-13:00​ (GMT+2)
Platform: MS ​TEAMS

Enquiries: Prof F. Vreÿ​/ Dr M.B. Khanyile​

Webinar: SIGLA in partnership with The Institute for Security Studies

Perspectives on a Maritime Security Strategy for SA​

Date:  9 March ​2022 

Time: ​11:00-13:00​ (GMT+2)
Platform: MS ​TEAMS

Enquiries: Prof F. Vreÿ​

Quick Links