South Africa: Conferences
- Black Portraiture(s) III: Reinventions--Strains of Histories and Cultures, November 17-19, 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa Co-sponsored by New York University--Institute of African American Affairs, Harvard University-Hutchins Center for African & African Amerian Research, and the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
--See especially: Program schedule
- Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa: 11th Annual EISA Symposium 2016
"Current Democratic Realities in Africa: Where Are We Headed Beyond the Vote?" October 20-21, 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa
- 2016 Jozi Book Fair--"Youth Rising", September 1-4, 2016, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein, South Africa Co-sponsored by the National Library of South Africa and Bohlale ba Basebetsi, Khanya College--Education for Liberation.
-- Includes information from 2015 Jozi Book Fair
- 21st International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa, July 18-22, 2016 (via UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland)
- 37th Durban International Film Festival, June 16-26, 2016 (Durban, South Africa)
- Jomba 2016: 18th Annual Contemporary Dance Experience, August 24--September 3, 2016, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
- University of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute:
6th International Conference on Africa, Unity for Renaissance, May 22-16, 2016--"The Knowledge, Spiritual and Struggle Heritage for Re-imagining Innovative Africa" (Pretoria, South Africa)
- University of Witwatersrand: "The Politics of Armed Struggle in Southern Africa," 23-25 November 2016, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
A conference co-hosted by the Wits History Workshop, the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) and South African History Online (SAHO).
--See: Draft Programme -and- Abstracts and biographies
- New York Law School: Twenty Years of South African Constitutionalism, November 14-16, 2014 (New York)
"This symposium seeks to generate an interdisciplinary encounter that is both wide-ranging and firmly focused on the persistent question of what law can accomplish and how."
- International Union of Architects World Congress, August 3-7, 2014, Durban, South Africa Co-sponsored by the South African Institute of Architects, Randburg, South Africa.
- African Literature Association: 40th Annual Conference of the ALA-- "Texts, Modes and Repertoires of Living In and Beyond the Shadows of Apartheid," April 9-13, 2014, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
- 14th Congress of the PanAfrican Archaeological Association of Prehistory and Related Studies, July 14-18, 2014, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- 18th Poetry Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal--Durban, October 13-18, 2014 (Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
The site offers information on the festival and conference; plus highlights, biographies, and bibliographies from previous festivals: 2002-2013.
- 17th Time of the Writer= Le Temps des Ecrivains, International Festival of Writers, University of KwaZulu-Natal--Durban, March 17-24, 2014 (Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
This site provides information about the programme, the participants, and related links; plus information on previous festivals.
- 16th Poetry Africa, 15-19 October 2012, Durban, South Africa (Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
There is also a Poetry Africa tour, October 6-20, 2012.
This site provides information about the programme, the participants, and related links.
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2011: Durban, South Africa,
November 28-December 9, 2011 (UNFCCC, Bonn, Germany)
- Poetry Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal--Durban, October 2011 (Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
15th Poetry Africa, October 17-22, 2011
The site offers information on the upcoming poetry festival and conference; plus highlights, biographies, and bibliographies from previous festivals: 2002-2009.
- South African History Online: "One Hundred Years of the ANC: Debating Liberation Histories and Democracy Today," 20-24 September 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa
uKhongolose--100 Years of Struggle for Freedom: a joint venture between SAHO, the History Workshop at the University of Witwatersrand and the Department of Historical Studies University of Johannesburg.The deadline for abstracts/proposals is February 28, 2011.
- "Women Changing Africa" -- Barnard's 2011 Global Symposia, March 15, 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa (Barnard College, Columbia University, New York)
- Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) Launch Conference, October 11-12, 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa (via University of South Africa, Tshwane/Pretoria)
The web site includes the programme, speakers' profiles, abstracts, and conference reports
- Jozi Book Fair, August 7-9, 2010, Museum Africa, Newton, Johannesburg, South Africa Co-sponsored by Botsotso Publishers and Khanya College--Education for Liberation.
- Cape Town Book Fair, South Africa, 30 July--2 August 2010--plus June 2009 Book Fair Releases & News. Sponsored by PASA--Publishers' Association of South Africa, Goethe Institute, and Frankfurter Buchmesse.
- IST-Africa 2010 Conference & Exhibition, 19-21 May 2010, Durban, South Africa Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science and Technology.
The deadline for proposals in November 6, 2009!
"IST-Africa 2010 focuses on the Role of ICT for Africa's Development and specifically on Applied ICT research topics addressing major societal and economic challenges, which is part of the European Commission's Information Communications Technologies (ICT) Theme of FP7."
- Highway Africa Conference on "Citizen Journalism, Journalism for Citizens", 8-10 September 2008, Rhodes University, South Africa (Grahamstown)
- Cape Town Book Fair, South Africa, 14-17 June 2008 Sponsored by PASA--Publishers' Association of South Africa and Frankfurter Buchmesse.
- Cape Town Book Fair, South Africa, 16-19 June 2007 Sponsored by PASA--Publishers' Association of South Africa and Frankfurter Buchmesse.
- Jomba 2007: 10th Contemporary Dance Experience, August 24--September 1, 2007, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
The site provides information on this annual festival and links to highlights from the previous programmes since 2000.
- 16th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, Cape Town, South Africa--Communiqué: December 11-14, 2006 (The Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK)
- 11th International AFRILEX Conference, 5-7 July 2006, University of Venda for Science and Technology, Thohoyandou, South Africa. (African Association for Lexicography, via University of Pretoria, South Africa)
The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2006.
- International Sociological Association: XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology, "The Quality of Social Existence in a Globalising World", 23-29 July 2006, Durban, South Africa (via Universidade Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Final deadline for abstracts is March 31, 2006!
- 2nd South African AIDS Conference, 7-10 June 2005, International Conference Centre, Durban, South Africa
The deadline for abstract submissions and registration is February 28, 2005. The site includes a link to information from the First SA AIDS Conference of August 2003.
- 5th Annual African Development Finance Conference and Awards 2003, 8-9 October 2003, Johannesburg, South Africa (via Africa Centre for Investment Analysis, University of Stellenbosch, Bellville, South Africa)
- Highway Africa 2003 Conference, 8-10 September, Grahamstown, South Africa (South Africa)
- "Highway Africa is a major continental conference on new media issues for journalists, which aims to bring African media into the centre of debates about the Global Information Society. It includes panel discussions and debates, as well hands-on skills training workshops. The seventh year of this annual meeting of the African journalism community is organised by the Rhodes University Department of Journalism and Media Studies in Grahamstown, South Africa and co-hosted by the SABC."
- Conferences 1997-2002
- 19th International Political Science Association World Congress, Durban, South Africa, 29 June - 4 July 2003: "Democracy, Tolerance, Justice: challenges for political change" (IPSA, Canada)
This site offers general information, the program, and an index of participants; plus, a link to the IPSA home page.
- TAMA 2003 South Africa--Technology in Advanced Management Applications Conference, 17-21 February 2003, Pretoria, South Africa: "Multilingual Knowledge and Technology Transfer."
This website contains general information, thematic outlines and the programme. Warning: no abstracts.
- World Economic Forum: Reports from the Africa Economic Summit, June 2003, Durban, South Africa...and WEF Annual Meetings since 1999(Geneva, Switzerland)
- This site includes summaries of the discussions and information about the participants, plus overall reports. "The WEF is a business-centered organization acting as an interface with all stakeholders in society...membership is primarily drawn from the world's 1,000 leading global companies..."
- WEF Home Page (General)
- African Union Summit, June 28 - July 10, 2002, Durban, South Africa (The Government of South Africa, Pretoria)
This is the official English language web site for the OAU/AU Summit....inaugurating the new "African Union" and discussions on "Peace, Development and Prosperity: The African Century".
- Business Day's NEPAD Conference, December 5-6, 2002, Cape Town (ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank and Omega Investment Research, South Africa)
Registration required: The website includes the full proceedings of a conference on "New Partnership for Africa's Development" (NEPAD), held at University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (text, video, and audio files available); related reports in PDF format; plus order information for the CD-ROM version.
- Earth Summit 2002--Johannesburg Summit 2002: World Summit on Sustainable Development, 26 August to 4 September 2002, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa (via The United Nations, New York)
- 2nd Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, Durban, South Africa, 29 July to 2 August 2002 (via M-Web, South Africa)
- South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences -- SASAS 2002: "Bringing the Pieces Together," 26-28 August 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa (via University of Pretoria, South Africa)
General information, call for papers (deadlines were May 10 & 15), related information. See also, the SASAS Home Page
(via University of Cape Town).
- "Africa Connects: Education in the Internet Age, Cape Town, South Africa, 10-13 July 2001 (Western Cape Schools' Network, SchoolNet SA, International Education and Resource Network--I*EARN, and the University of Cape Town)
General conference information, call for papers, and registration. The deadline is June 1, 2001. "Using the Internet and computers in schools, to support and transform education. AFRICA CONNECTS will cover a wide range of topics in educational computing and educational use of the Internet, in the form of presentations and hands-on workshops. A central theme will be developing access to technology in Africa and developing countries."
- ACT 2001: The African Computing & Telecommunications Summit, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 July to 2 August, 2001 (AITEC: African IT Exhibitions and Conferences, Cambridgeshire, UK)
General information and links.
- "Combating Racism: A Nation in Dialogue" -- National Conference on Racism 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 30 - September 2, 2000 (via South African Human Rights Commission, Johannesburg)
Background reports and news, conference details, etc.
- 6th Annual Conference of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres, 13-15 June 2000: Kruger National Park, South Africa Co-sponsored by ACCORD and the South African Department of Foreign Affairs.
General information about the conference and related links.
- International Association for the Study of Forced Migration: 7th International Research and Advisory Panel, January 8-11, 2001: Eskom Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa (via University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Call for papers and related links to IASFM. The proposal deadline is April 1, 2000. "The 50th anniversary of the 1951 Geneva Convention will be celebrated in 2001. The Convention has become the tool of refugee protection. Its position in relation to wider human rights has raised, in the course of its 50 years of use, a wide range of questions and issues ... It is appropriate that in this anniversary year, practitioners and scholars join within their association to discuss the state of play -- the record of the past 50 years, the current situation(s) and where the Convention, on paper or in practice, should or could go from here."
- "World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance" -- Durban, South Africa, 31 August - 7 September 2001 (United Nations, New York)
- This site features general information, documents, conference-related texts, press releases, etc. See also:
1998 Conferences & Proceedings
- "Academic Partnerships with South Africans for Mutual Capacity Building," October 18-21, 1998: an international conference presented by Michigan State University; to be held in East Lansing, Michigan; in collaboration with Historically Disadvantaged Institutions Forum--Committee on Technikon Principals & South African Universities' Vice Chancellors' Association. (H-Net, Michigan State University)
"The conference is limited to 250 participants from universities, educational associations, donors, and government agencies from South Africa, Europe, and North America." To register, use the online form
- Africa Telecom '98: May 4-9, 1998, in Johannesburg, South Africa. (via International Telecommunication Union, a UN specialized agency, Geneva, Switzerland)
An exhibition and forum for communications technologies. Previous Africa TELECOMs have taken place in Cairo, Egypt in 1994, Harare, Zimbabwe in 1990, and Nairobi, Kenya in 1986.
- African Renaissance Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28-29 September 1998: Misc. Papers (Sponsored by Mafube Publishing, SABC 2 and the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Thabo Mbeki)
- "The Challenge to be Relevant in the 21st Century": Annual Conference of the International Association of Technological University Libraries. To be held at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, June 1-7, 1998.
Call for papers & general invitation. Deadline for proposals: November 15, 1997.
- 12th Non Aligned Movement Summit, 29 August - 3 September 1998, Durban, South Africa (Republic of South Africa, Department of Foreign Affairs)
This site offers general information about the summit and links of interest for visitors, NAM supporters, and South African research topics. See the Final NAM Statement
. PDF format
- Southern African Association of Archaeologists Conference, 25-28 April 2000 -- Plenary Session Papers ("Archaeology 2000: The Nature of Archaeology in the New Millenium" Conference, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
Full papers from the plenary sessions by Martin Hall, Janette Deacon, Johan Binneman, Aron Mazel, and A.B. Esterhuysen; plus information about the conference and post-conference excursion -- see the conference home page