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International Diplomacy

About The Programme

Interrogating how decisions, choices and policies of various states help shape the outcomes of significant international processes including negotiations, conferences and diplomatic clubs. It assesses the role of South Africa and Africa on a range of areas such as economic diplomacy, development diplomacy, public diplomacy, peace and security diplomacy, club diplomacy, and parliamentary diplomacy. Importantly, the programme also has a diplomatic memory and thought initiative geared towards capturing the knowledge and experience of current and former diplomats.

Key Thematic Areas:

  • South Africa and Africa’s place in the changing international diplomatic landscape
  • International negotiations and club diplomacy
  • Diplomatic memory and thought

Multimedia

IGD - FES Dialogue
T20 Summit Argentina
South Africa and Jamaica Past, Present and Future
MONA Debate
Does Democracy Create Free and Equitable Societies?
IGD Seminar with FES
MGG Seminar with the German Development Institute
IGD and ICRC Event
The African influence in Latin America and the Caribbean
IGD - HSRC Roundtable
IGD - SABTT Policy Dialogue
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IGD SABTT Symposium
BRICS in Africa
Blue Economy Symposium
17-19 November 2014
Humanizing the Textile and Apparel Seminar
G77 +China Symposium
Bali Outcome Seminar
US Diplomacy Dialogue
30 January 2013
Post-Election Zimbabwe Seminar
IGD Multilateral Development Cooperation Workshop
South African Foreign Policy Review Volume 1
Book Launch 15 Feb
South South Cooperation Roundtable
8 February 2013
Nuclear Diplomacy Roundtable Discussion
IGD Environmental Diplomacy Short Course
Graduate Discussion Forum
Post-Apartheid South Africa 2011
Code of Business Conduct Roundtable by IGD in Cape Town
SA's Second Tenure on the UNSC and the Emerging Powers Dimension
IGD Roundtable
Options for the creation of SADPA
US Diplomacy Dialogue 2014
US-SA Relations Seminar

Upcoming Events

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Migrations in North America and Latin America: An interdisciplinary analysis
12 November 2018, 15h00 - 17h00
The Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies within the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA&The Embassy of Mexico i... Read more...
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South Africa and the World 2018: Retrospectively Anticipating 2019
22 November 2018
The Institute for Global Dialogue and Human Sciences Research Council Cordially invite you to a roundtable titled South Africa and the World 2018:... Read more...

The National Development Plan moving South Africa forwardMany developing countries have had to evaluate their programmes aimed at stimulating and sustaining economic growth and development. South Africa, despite being the most developed and diversified economy on the continent, is no different. To this end, President Zuma appointed the National Planning Commission in 2010, who through a process of rigorous consultation, put forward what is today known as South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) or Vision 2030.

By Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe"


The NDP, which stands on six pillars, aims to transform systemic and underlying conditions which impact negatively on national growth and development. These pillars are: the mobilisation of all South Africans, active engagement of citizens in their own development, expansion of the economy and making growth inclusive, building of key capabilities - human, physical and institutional; building a capable and developmental state and fostering strong leadership throughout society.

It is important to emphasise that the NDP is closely aligned to all other programmes of government and it cannot be achieved without the collaboration of organised business and civil society. In this regard, government’s Medium Term Strategic Framework which consists of 14 outcomes directly contribute to the successful implementation of the NDP. The same can be said of, amongst others, the 9-point plan for economic growth, the Industrial Policy Action Plan and the National Youth Policy.
Having been adopted in 2012, the NDP is already yielding results.

Available at: http://www.cbn.co.za/component/k2/the-national-development-plan-moving-south-africa-forward 

Recent Publications

South Africa and the World: 2018

South Africa and the World: 2018
Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA, and Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

South Africa’s BRICS Presidency 2018: An Inclusive Path towards Global Development

South Africa’s BRICS Presidency 2018: An Inclusive Path towards Global Development
Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA, and South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT)

South Africa’s BRICS Engagement

South Africa’s BRICS Engagement
Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA, and South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT)

Proceedings Report: Development Financing from the Global South: The BRICS New Development Bank

Proceedings Report: Development Financing from the Global South: The BRICS New Development Bank
the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA and South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT)

Towards an African Policy on China

Towards an African Policy on China
Philani Mthembu with Bob Wekesa

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