Welcome to Stellenbosch University


​​​​​​​​​​​​Mandrup.jpgThomas Mandrup
Extraordinary Professor to SIGLA​​​​

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​​​​​​Thomas Mandrup is an Associate Professor at Royal Danish Defence College, Denmark, an extraordinary Associate Professor at the Faculty for Military Science, Stellenbosch University and an external lecturer at the Centre for African Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Extra-ordinary Professor Tim Murithi (Landward security)


Professor Tim Murithi, Extraordinary Professor, Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa, Faculty of Military Science, University of Stellenbosch and Head of the Peacebuilding Interventions Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, in Cape Town, South Africa. He is also Extraordinary Professor of African Studies at the Centre for African Studies, University of Free State, and also Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Military Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Dr. Hussein Solomon (University of the Free State)
Research Fellow

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Professor Hussein Solomon is a SIGLA Research Fellow, Academic Head of Department of Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Free State, Extraordinary Professor at the School of Government, North-West University, Senior Research Associate at the Jerusalem-based Research on Islam and Muslims in Africa (RIMA), 

Dr W.K. Janse van Rensburg (Content Advisor South African Parliament)

Research Fellow

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​Dr Janse van Rensburg currently serves as the defence researcher for the Parliament of South Africa's Joint Standing Committee on Defence. Previously he worked as a security analyst focusing on country-specific political and security risk in Africa. He also served in various positions as an officer in the South African National Defence Forc​e (SANDF) between 2002 and 2010​.

Dr. Bahar Baser (Durham University)
Research Fellow

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Dr. Bahar Baser is a senior associate research fellow at the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA), Stellenbosch University, South Africa and visiting professor at Tampere Peace Research Institute, Tampere University, Finland.​

Dries Putter (Stellenbosch University)

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Dries Putter is a senior lecturer at the Defence Intelligence Studies at the Department of Strategic Studies, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University. He has functional experience in land- and sea warfare, intelligence, and defence acquisition and related matters such as defence intellectual property and arms control. He holds the rank of Captain (SA Navy). His PhD focussed on Defence Knowledge Management and have master’s degrees in security (MMS), defence (MMil) and business leadership (MBL). He is an Associate Researcher at the National Security Hub, University of Canberra. His research interests are hybrid warfare, counterintelligence, covert action and intelligence.​

Zane.jpgZane Cleophas
Panel of Experts

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Zane Cleophas, Group CEO and co founder , Areta Holdings (Security & Defence, Consulting and Technologies). Currently he consults in domestic and cross border defence and security technologies, border security, OEM technical evaluations and project management.