Our Mission

Our goal is to advance a well-governed, peaceful, economically sustainable and globally engaged Africa.

We aim to do this by providing cutting-edge analysis and promoting balanced dialogue on issues crucial to Africa’s development and its engagement in a global context.

Our activities

  • Making input into policy development locally and internationally.
  • Undertaking research on current issues of importance to Africa generally, and South Africa specifically, with a focus on trade, investment, development, foreign policy and good governance.
  • Developing joint programmes with international organisations and agencies throughout the world.
  • Maintaining a resource centre and reference library for students and scholars of international relations.
  • Organising conferences, roundtable discussions, seminars and speakers’ meetings on a wide range of topics.
  • Encouraging an interest in international relations among young people through our leadership and outreach programmes.

Download SAIIA’s Strategy 2013-2018.