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Activity calendar

​Planned Activities:​ 2021

   1. 18-February : Shipping security: Maritime aspects off Africa​ (University of Haifa, UFS & SIGLA)

   2. MarchWebinar on defe​nce governance & oversight (Planned) (SIGLA, CEMIS & SA Parliament Defence Oversight Committee)

   3.  April Webinar on cyber security (Planned)

   4. May Webinar on events in Northern Mozambique (Planned)

   5. June : Participation in NMIOTC maritime security conference/webinar

   6. July Turkey's drive in to Africa - Webinar (SIGLA & Coventry University / Kadar Has University (Planned)

   7. September : Webinar on EPON - The future peace operations in Africa (SIGLA & Institute for Justice & Reconciliation  (Planned)

   8. September Maritime cyber security webinar - SIGLA and ISS Pretoria (Planned)

   9. October : UNODC Maritime Crime Programme planning session (Stellenbosch - Planned)

 10. November Webinar on Climate change and security in Africa (SIGLA & UFS) (Planned

Activities: 2020​

[Activities to be updated as shifts occur & detail available under Conferences & Workshops]​ 

  1. 20 February: Round Table on civil military relations :  Funded by Royal Danish Embassy, South Africa) Completed
  2. 18-19 March: Conference event in Stellenbosch on security governance in African ungoverned spaces. Postponed to September​ COVID lockdown
  3. April: RT on Climate Change (Cancelled COVID lockdown)
  4. May: RT on Defence Budget Vote - implications for the SA National Defence Force (Cancelled COVID lockdown)
  5. 17-18 September.  Webinar on African security governance (See detail under conferences and workshops dropdown) (Confirmed)
  6. 29 September : Participation in NMIOTC maritime security webinar (Confirmed)
  7.  30 September -1 October: Participation in NMIOTC maritime cyber security webinar (Confirmed)
  8. November: Launch of 2020 Stable Seas Index Planned for 1 day - ​week  16-19 November (Confirmed)

Activities: 2019​​

​​1.       Border management Workshop with NCIS & DTRA, 24-26 July in Stellenbosch completed. Reports to appear as SIGLA Briefs by middle August

2.       6th Biennial International Conference on Strategic Theory postponed to first quarter of 2019 - more later.

3.       Cyber security and strategy short course ​ 12-16 August 2019 in Cape Town

4.       Danish-SIGLA Round Tables scheduled for September and November in Pretoria.

5.       UNODC-SIGLA lecture series, 23-27 September 2019 in Stellenbosch

6.       IORA-AG Workshop on maritime safety and security and tourism in the Western Indian Ocean planned for end of October in Pretoria.

7.       Launch of Stable Seas Index of the One Earth Future Foundati​onand workshop scheduled for November at STIAS in Stellenbosch.


Activities:  2018

1.       Sea piracy trials: The lecture series on sea piracy trials (17-20 October 2018] is now scheduled for 2019. Judge Fernando (Seychelles) could not travel to South Africa due to medical reasons. Planned for Au​gust 2019.

2.       Maritime Review Africa: A piece from Judge Fernando on piracy trials is due to appear in the November/December 2019 edition.​

3.       Danish Round Table Nov 2018: Danish Round Table (scheduled for end of November 2018)  shifted to 31​ January 2019 due to travel schedule of the Danish Ambassador who is the host for the Round Table Series.

4.       Border Management 2019: Border Management Workshop of 7-9 May 2019 shifted to 24-26 July 2019 due to announcement of May 2019 ​election dates.

5.       Stable Seas Index: SIGLA, in co-operation with the SSI of One Earth Future will host the launch of the Africa SSI in Stellenbosch during November 2019.

6.      ACUNS SIGLA Workshop. The SDG's and Security. 8-12 April, Saldanha, South Africa. See 2019 Workshops

7.      ACUNS AM 2​019: Call for papers of the ACUNS AM 19-21 June 2019 in Stellenbosch South Africa is available on the official ACUNS web page.