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Research Briefs

  1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SIGLA offers a series of one to two-pager Research Briefs on leadership, maritime and landward security governance and cyber security.
  2. Scheduled to publish at least one brief every month.
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  4. If found to be of mutual interest, some of the briefs will appear in The Conversation​ as well​.
2018
Brief 1 by
Prof Christian Bueger (Cardiff Universi​ty) and​ viting Research Fellow to SIGLA. (Maritime impact of the civil war in Yemen) - ​March 2018
Brief 2 by Prof Hussei​n Solomon (Free State University) and Research Fellow to SIGLA. (Terrorism and counter-terrorism in Africa) - March 2018
Brief 3 by Prof Thomas M​andrup (Extraordinary Professor, SIGLA). (AU and the African Standby Force) - April 2018
Brief 4 by Dr Flip Jacobs (Extraordinary Lecturer, Faculty of Military Science). (Counter terrorism legislation) - May 2018
Brief 5 by Mr Eeben Barlow (Chairman STTEP ​International). (Private securit​y contractors in Africa) - May 2018​
​Brief 6 by Mr Johan Burger (Director NTU-SBF Center for African Studies, Singapore). (Political lead​ership in Tanzania) -  June 2018
Brief 7 by Dr Frank van Rooyen (SIGLA Research Fellow) (Africa's maritime security governance) - June 2018
Brie​f 8 by Prof Theo Neethling (UFS) (Drivers for Chinese participation in Peace Missions in Africa) - July 2018
Brie​f 9  by Dr Michelle Nel (Faculty of Military Science & Researcher @  SIGLA) (African Courts & Human Rights) - July 2018​ Radio Interview​  The Conversation​​
Brief 10 by Benjamin Mokoena (Faculty of Military Science) (Terrorism and extremism in Africa) - Aug 2018 
Brief 11 by Craig Bailie, (Faculty of Military Science) (Civil-Military Relations)​ - Sept 2018
Brief 12 by Martin Rupiya (UNISA) (Transition in Zimbabwe) - Sept 2018
Brief 13 by Musambayi Katumanga (Nairobi University) (Stabilization & integration in East Africa) - Oct 2018
Brief 14 by Andreas Velthuizen (UNISA) (African Rennaissance) - Oct 2018
Brief 15 by Glen Segell (University of Haifa) (Maritime security) - Nov 2018​
Brief 16 by Francois Vreÿ (Stellenbosch University) (Africa and good governance)  - Dec 2018

2019
Brief 1 by Hussein Solomon (Free State University) (G-5 SAHEL and local militias) - Jan 2019
Brief 2 by Thomas Mandrup (RDDC & SIGLA) (South and peace support operaions) - Jan 2019
Brief 3 by Wilhelm J van Rensburg (Stellenbosch University) (Defence oversight in South Africa) - Feb 2019
Brief 4 by Frank van Rooyen (SIGLA) (Brazil and Africa) - March 2019
Brief 5 by Anneli Botha (Free State University) (al Shabaab) - March 2019
Brief 6 by Steven Metz (US Army War College) (US foreign policy and Africa) - April 2019
Brief 7 by Hussein Solomon (Free State University) (Islamism in Africa) - May 2019
Brief 8 by Francois Vrey (Stellenbosch University) (Hybrid warfare off East Africa) - May 2019​
Brief 9 by Hussein Solomon (Free State University) (Counter terrorism gone wrong) - July 2019
Brief 10 by Johannes Riber (RDDC Copenhagen) (Drug smuggling in the Western Indian Ocean) - July 2019
Brief 11 by Noelle Van der Waag Cowling (Stellenbosch University & SIGLA) (Cyber Security) - July 2019
Brief 12 - Workshop Report on Border Management (Africa & AU Focus) - August 2019
Brief 13 - Workshop Report on Border Management (SADC & RSA focus) - August 2019
Brief 14 - by Jan Weuts, Belgian Royal Military Academy (Human domain of strategy) - August 2019
Brief 15 - by Francois Vrey, SIGLA (Maritime security and activism at sea) - September 2019
Brief 16 - by Johann ​Conradie, NPA (SA) (Piracy and hijacking) - September 2019
Brief 17 - by Jan Weutz, Belgian Royal Military Academy ('Wars amongst the people") - October 2019
Brief 18 - by Thomas Mandrup, Stellenbosch University & SIGLA (​C​hildren in armed conflict) - November 2019
Brief 19 - By Mark Blaine, Stellenbosch University & SIGLA (Coast guards) - November 2019

Research Briefs [Click on institution to open]​
2018
Brief 1 - March 2018 : Prof C. Bueger, Cardiff University
Brief 2 - March 2018 : Prof H. Solomon, Free State University​​
Brie​f 3​ - April 2018 : Prof T. Mandrup, SIGLA
Brief 4 - May 2018 : Dr P.C. Jacobs, SIGLA​​
Brief 5 - May 2018 : Mr E. Barlow, STEPP International
Brief 6 - June ​2018 : Mr J. Burger, NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies, Singapore
Brief 7 - June 2018: Dr F. van Rooyen, Research Fellow SIGLA
Brief 8 - July 2018: Prof T.G. Neethling ​
UFS​
​​​Brief 9 - July 2018: Dr M. Nel Stellenbosch University & SIGLA
Brief 10 - Aug 2018: Mr BPO Mokoena Stellenbosch University
Brief 11 - Sept 2018: Craig Bailie Stellenbosch University​​​
Brief 12 - Sept 2018 : Prof Martin Rupiya UNISA
Brief 13 - Oct 20​18 - Prof Musambayi Katumanga Nairobi University​​
Brief 14 - Oct 2018 - Prof Andrea​s Velthuizen UNISA
Brief 15 - Nov 2018 - Dr Glen Segall Haifa University
Brief 16 - Dec 2018 - Prof Francois Vreÿ Stellenbosch University

2019
Brief 1 - Jan 2019 - Prof H. Solomon Free State University
Brief 2 - Jan 2019 - Prof T. Mandrup RDDC & SIGLA
Brief 3 - Feb 2019 - Mr WK​ J van Rensburg Stellenbosch University
Brief 4 - March 2019 - Dr F. van Rooyen SIGLA
Brief 5 - March 2019 - Dr A. Botha Free State University
Brief 6 - April 2019 - Prof S. Metz US Army War College
Brief 7 - May 2019 - Prof H, Solomon Free State University​​
Brief 8 - May 2019 - Prof F. Vrey SIGLA @ Stellenbosch
Brief 9 ​- July 2019 - Prof H. Solomon Free State University
Brief 10 - July 2019 - Cdr J. Riber Royal Danish Defence College
Brief 11 - July 2019 - Ms N. Van der Waag-Cowling SIGLA @ Stellenbosch
Brief 12 - August 2019 - Border Management ​SIGLA @ Stellenbosch
Brief 13 - August 2019 - Border Management SIGLA @ Stellenbosch
Brief 14 - August 2019 - Capt-Cmdt J. Weuts Belgian Royal Military Academy
Brief 15 - September 2019 - Prof F. Vrey SIGLA @ Stellenbosch
Brief 16 - September 2019 - Dr. J​. Conradie NPA(SA)
Brief 17 - October 2019 - Captain Cmdt J. Weutz Belgian Royal Military Academy
Brief 18 - November 2019 - Thomas Mandrup, Stellenbosch University & SIGLA 
Brief 19 - November 2019 - Mark Blaine, Stellenbosch University & SIGLA