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May 29, 2017

Call for papers: Is it the end of the world as we know it? The study of Politics in uncertain times

SAAPS Regional Colloquium at the University of the Free State (QwaQwa Campus) - 28 and 29 September 2017

May 10, 2017

1st Limpopo/Gauteng SAAPS Regional Colloquium

Theme: Debating the pace of transformation in South Africa after 23 years of democratisation - local and global perspectives.

IPSA World Congress of Political Science - Brisbane 2018
Mar 10, 2017

IPSA World Congress of Political Science - Brisbane 2018

It is with great pleasure that we invite our colleagues and collaborators throughout the world to Brisbane, Australia for the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science.

Feb 29, 2016

SAAPS Statement on Violence at Universities

The South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) notes with much concern the violent and destructive protest action that has exacerbated racial tensions through violent confrontations and the destruction of university buildings.

Dec 04, 2015

Now accepting abstracts for 2016 Conference

The South African Association of Political Studies is now accepting abstracts for it Biennial Conference hosted by the University of the Western Cape in September 2016.

Prof. Amanda Gouws on her appointment as the SARCHI Chair in Gender at the University of Stellenbosch
Dec 04, 2015

Prof. Amanda Gouws on her appointment as the SARCHI Chair in Gender at the University of Stellenbosch

The South African Association of Political Studies wishes to congratulate Prof. Amanda Gouws on her appointment as the SARCHI Chair in Gender at the University of Stellenbosch.

Call for PhD - Central European University
Dec 04, 2015

Call for PhD - Central European University

The Department of Political Science at CEU invites you to apply for its one- and two-year MA programs, as well as a PhD program, taught in English, in a highly international environment. The one-year MA and the PhD program are accredited in the U.S., the two-year MA has double, U.S. and Hungarian accreditation.

SAAPS Statement on Fees #FeesMustFall Movement
Nov 02, 2015

SAAPS Statement on Fees #FeesMustFall Movement

The South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) adds it voice to the national-wide call for more accessible and better quality higher education in South Africa.

Apr 12, 2014

Successful launch of "Celebrating 40 Years of Politikon"

"Has teaching politics made a difference in South Africa" was the focus of Prof. Peter Vale's presentation at the launch of Politikon's 40 Year celebration hosted by the University of Stellenbosch.

Feb 20, 2014

Movers and Shakers of SAAPS

Prof. Hussein Solomon appointed as Senior Research Associate of RIMA

Feb 20, 2014

New Editorial Team for Politikon

In 2014 Politikon will get a new editorial team: Pieter Fourie (editor, University of Stellenbosch), Joleen Steyn Kotze (assistant editor, Coventry University, United Kingdom) and Suzanne Graham (book editor, University of Johannesburg) have been appointed for the next three years (2014-2017).

Jan 16, 2014

SAAPS Statement on Sexual Harassment

The South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) Executive would like to make the following statement on behalf of the members of SAAPS and the Political Science community of South Africa

Dec 16, 2013

CFA: 2014 Olympia Summer Academy

Opportunity for graduate students and researchers: The 2014 Olympia Summer Academy in Politics and International Studies

Tribute to Tata Nelson Mandela
Dec 09, 2013

Tribute to Tata Nelson Mandela

SAAPS wishes to join the country, South Africans everywhere, and indeed the world in marking the passing of Madiba.