Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Future of South Africa

The Future of South Africa

| Africa Program

About the Event

South Africa has long been one of - if not the - most important geopolitical players on the African Continent. But recent domestic political upheaval in the country has made its position much less stable. Will this instability affect South Africa's influence on the African continent or change its relationship with the U.S. and the E.U.? Join FPRI's Africa Program and the African Center for the Study of the United States at the University of the Witwatersrand for a discussion on South Africa's future, the potential continental and global impact of the political turmoil in the country, and its place on the continent.

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Bob Wekesa

Bob Wekesa - Bob is Partnerships and Research coordinator and Acting Director at the African Centre for the Study of the United States, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Charles A. Ray

Charles A. Ray - Charles A. Ray, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Africa Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, served as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe.