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EVENTS 2019

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ROUND TABLE : RDDC/SIGLA (Completed)

Hosted by Royal Danish Embassy, South Africa

Fighting gender-based violence, discrimination and sexual exploitations in peace missions

UNSC RESOLUTION 1325 – Achievements and challenges 

Pretoria, 31 January 2019

Programme

Enquiries: Prof T. Mandrup thomasm@sun.ac.za

[Invitation only]


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14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CYBER WARFARE AND SECURITY (Completed)​

Stellenbosch University and the Council for ​Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

​​​​Stellenbosch, South Africa

28 February - 1 March 2019

For more detail and call for papers: See website here

Contact: ​ Noelle van der Waag: noelle@ma2.sun.ac.za

Final Programme: Programme

Proceedings available here

Link to photos here


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INTERNATIONAL ROUND TABLE ON POLITICAL ISLAM IN AFRICA (COMPLETED)

Stellenbosch, 02 April 2019

Programme​ here​​

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​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

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INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: CO-PRESENTED BY ACUNS AND SIGLA (COMPLETED)

WORKSHOP THEME: The sustainable development goals & security

Saldan​ha So​uth Africa: 6-13 April 2019 (20 seats only)

See more detail on website here​

Application form here

More on the Sustain​able Development Goals available here

The 20 successful applicants qualify for a set (non-negotiable) funding package

Programme here

Applicants must familiarise themselves with the application pro​cedures and dates on the website and application form.

Writing skills presentation available here




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ACADEMIC COUNCIL ON THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTE​M (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 c​all for papers here​​

For post conference photos, programmes and lectures/keynotes - See ACUNS website here

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2nd International Workshop on Combating Transnational Crime in
Africa (Completed)

Stellenbosch
​"Border Management through Collaborative Efforts in Policy Making,
Enforcem​ent, and Capacity Building"
24-26 July 2019 
Stellenbosch, South Africa




​Presented jointly by NCIS & DTRA (USA) and SIGLA @ Stellenbosch
Protea Hotel​, Techno Park, Stellenbosch
Map to hotel: See here
Programme : See here
Updated Bios here
Winter in Stellenbosch: Weather updates here
Approved Pres​entations
Day 1​ - 24 July
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Day 2 - ​25 July
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Workshop summary - Here
Report 1: Continental and AU suggestions  Here
Report 2: SADC ​& RSA suggestions Here
Photos

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Cyber Intelligence​ and Strategy Short Course (Completed)​

Cape Town

Presented by SIGLA and ​the Cyber Security Institute​

12-16​ August 2019

Durbanville, Cape Town

See brochure here

For more information: Contact Noelle

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RDDC SIGLA Round Table (Completed)

Pretoria 

25-26 September2019

Theme: Child Soldiers

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​UNODC-SIGLA Lecture Series (Completed)

Stellenbosch

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 stat​es still  not care about the seas and oceans?​'

​​Enquiries: Professor F. Vreÿ at​ fvrey@sun.ac.za

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)

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WORKSHOP (Completed​)

SA IORAG
Maritime security and the tourism industry in the Western Indian Ocean

Pretoria

30 October 2019

Concept note


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R​oyal Danish Embassy, Royal Danish Defence College & SIGLA @ Stellenbosch Round Table (Completed)

Pretoria 

7 November 2019

Theme: Prevention of attrocities & R2P

Programme & Concept Note

Invited Speakers

Prof Martin Mennecke (SDU, Denmark) & Ms​ Karen Smith (Leiden Univ)

Venue: Holocaust & Genocide Centre Johannesburg

followed on Friday 8 November 2019 by a

Public Lecture : A dialogue about prevention of attrocities​​

12:00-14:30

Enquries: Prof Mandrup at thomasm@sun.ac.za

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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​

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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 



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​​SIGLA - STABLE SEAS CO-OPERATION (Completed)

Stellenbosch

14 ​November 2019 13:00-18:00​

Launch of updated Stable Seas Index for Africa

Workshop : Maintaining and using the SSI in building Africa's maritime security governance

Hosted by SIGLA in Stellenbosch, South Africa​

Concept note & Programme here

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