New issue of the South African Journal of International Affairs: 23.4


The latest issue of the South African Journal of International Affairs

Vol 23.4 is now available online.

Volume 23.4 includes articles on the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement, Islamic State, and Ubuntu, public policy ethics and South African foreign policy. The latter article, by Mzukisi Qobo and Nceku Nyathi, stands out in light of current events in South Africa following the cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma. The abstract follows:


This article examines the practicability of Ubuntu in public policy, in particular the domain that concerns South Africa’s external relations. The authors contend that advancing Ubuntu in a world that is increasingly fractured along identity lines, marked by anxiety, and characterised by realism and interplays of power is an ideal worth pursuing. This article shows that there is dissonance in South Africa in the rhetoric that champions Ubuntu and the actual policy practice in crucial dimensions. The authors not only set out to mark the contours of the disjuncture between the rhetoric of Ubuntu and its application in both public policy and foreign policy, but also make a case for advancing Ubuntu as an integral part of public policy and a standard against which to measure success.

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Published since 1993, SAIIA’s peer-reviewed journal includes articles on topics such as global and continental governance, multilateralism and political/economic integration, strengthening of democracy and political party systems in Africa, protection of human rights, international trade and investment, governance of natural resources, environmental protection, security and conflict, migration and refugees, religion and ethnicity, the roles of state and non-state actors in international affairs, and the influence of emerging powers on Africa and the world. The Journal is now published four times per year.