16th Africa Security Watch Awards: 7th November 2019.
Radison Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Prof Samuel Tshehla (Acting Director SIGLA) delivered a Keynote Address at the event and was the recipient of a Golden Star Award for Distinguished Service in Security Education in Africa.
The Gala Evening was preceded by the 16th Africa Security Watch Conference on 6th November at the Swissotel Hotel, Al-Ghurair Centre, Dubai, with the theme “Global Security Outlook: Challenges, Impediments and Prospects for a Secured africa".
During the conference papers were presented by three South African academics:
Prof Willie Breytenbach, Stellenbosch University: Lead paper “Historic Perspectives to Leadership and Security in Africa
Prof Henri Fouche, SIGLA “Combating Insecurity at Sea; The African experience"
Dr Barend Prinsloo, North West University, “Combating Transnational Crimes Through Counter-Extremism approach"
See video here
Prof Tshehla receiving award from General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, Former Chief of Defence Staff, Republic of Ghana / Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Security Watch Africa Initiatives
Maritime security and the tourism industry in the Western Indian Ocean
30 October 2019
UNODC-SIGLA Lecture Series (Completed)
Stellenbosch Protea Hotel 23-28 September 2019
Theme: Maritime security & maritime law
Public Round Table discussion
26 September 16:30-18:00
Chair: Prof Christian Bueger (Copenhagen University) Latest publication
'Caught between AIMS and Lomé: Why do African states still not care about the seas and oceans?'
Enquiries: Professor F. Vreÿ at email@example.com
Round Table Participants: L to R:
Prof Christian Bueger (Copenhagen Univ & Discussion Chair), R Adm(ret) Derek Christian (RSA), Mr Timothy Walker (ISS Africa, Pretoria), Dr Michelle Nel (SIGLA, Stelenbosch Univ), Capt (Navy) Mark Blaine (SIGLA, Stellenbosch Univ)
RDDC SIGLA Round Table (Completed)
Theme: Child Soldiers====================================================================================================================================
Cyber Intelligence and Strategy Short Course (Completed)
Presented by SIGLA and the Cyber Security Institute
12-16 August 2019
Durbanville, Cape Town
See brochure here
For more information: Contact Noelle
2nd International Workshop on Combating Transnational Crime in
"Border Management through Collaborative Efforts in Policy Making,
Enforcement, and Capacity Building"
24-26 July 2019
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Presented jointly by NCIS & DTRA (USA) and SIGLA @ Stellenbosch
Winter in Stellenbosch: Weather updates here
Day 1 - 24 July
Day 2 - 25 July
Report 1: Continental and AU suggestions Here Report 2: SADC & RSA suggestions Here
ACADEMIC COUNCIL ON THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM (ACUNS) (COMPLETED)
ANNUAL MEETING 2019
19-21 June 2019
Hosted by Stellenbosch University
Limited funding packages available to support African delegates residing within Africa
Woman are encouraged to participate and apply for funding
See call for papers here
For post conference photos, programmes and lectures/keynotes - See ACUNS website here
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: CO-PRESENTED BY ACUNS AND SIGLA (COMPLETED)
WORKSHOP THEME: The sustainable development goals & security
Saldanha South Africa: 6-13 April 2019 (20 seats only)
See more detail on website here
Application form here
More on the Sustainable Development Goals available here
The 20 successful applicants qualify for a set (non-negotiable) funding package
Applicants must familiarise themselves with the application procedures and dates on the website and application form.
Writing skills presentation available here
INTERNATIONAL ROUND TABLE ON POLITICAL ISLAM IN AFRICA (COMPLETED)
Stellenbosch, 02 April 2019
Professor D. Anderson, University of Warwick: Winning the war of words. al Shabaab, AMISOM and the media battle in Somalia
Professor D. Jung, University of Southern Denmark - Foreign fighters: The search for meaning in war
Professor H. Solomon, University of the Free State & Research Fellow, SIGLA: Political Islam between reform and restoration Presentation