Young People in International Affairs

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When Democracy Breeds Anarchy

Meluleki Mthembu discusses the South African parliament and the political power plays that are raising concerns over the motives behind political actions in the face of South Africa’s constitutional cornerstones. South Africa is ranked as one of the most democratic countries in the African continent; its constitution is regarded as
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Oil for development: China’s investments in Angola and the Republic of Congo

Since becoming a net oil importer in 1993, China has gone to substantial lengths to ensure greater energy security to maintain the growth rate of its massive economy. This endeavour has taken the Asian giant all over the world in search of energy sources, which has also led to growing
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Investigating the Birth of the ICC

Kerry-Anne Searle confronts the divisions that hallmark the foundation from which the ICC sprung, and notes the importance such divisions play in criticising the international body.   The 17th of July 1998 marked the birth of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Its inception, with 120 national votes, took place in
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Institutional Incongruences

Dané Smith, a young South African living in the Middle East due to the disgraceful unemployment rate in her country, writes of the need for South Africa to change is marketing strategy within the global arena and focus on building better inclusive institutional structures. Just yesterday I was checking the
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Young People in International Affairs (YPIA) is an entity at the forefront of identifying and creating opportunities for young enthusiasts throughout the African continent. YPIA promotes young African leadership and cooperation based on meeting the challenges of today’s international world.

Recent News

YPIA Newsletter 2013 Year End Recap

YPIA Newsletter 2013

YPIA was busy during 2013, with a mixture of events and training sessions. Below is a recap of some of the memorable moments throughout the year.

YPIA Monash holds elections

Morudi Phetla

  2014 began with us restructuring YPIA to make it more of a student driven initiative. The first step was establishing our very own constitution. Next, we had to run elections to step up our first YPIA Monash Branch Executive Committee [BEC], a process in which all YPIA members were encouraged to participate. 2014 elected
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Invitation: FMF and Dr Yuri Maltsev, 04 June 2014

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INVITATION to Without secure property rights there can be no real economic growth A presentation by Dr Yuri Maltsev Soviet defector and former economics advisor to Russian President Gorbachev and recipient of the 1st FMF Luminary Award When: Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | 17h30 for 18h00 – 19h30 (refreshments will be available) Where: Prime Meridian House |
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Upcoming Events

YPIA Monash Events Semester 2, 2014

Raymond Ackerman talk

  YPIA has hosted and participated in a number of events so far in semester two of 2014. This includes: Debate social This initiative was organised in collaboration with the Monash University South Africa Debate Association [MUSADA] in an effort to raise awareness and encourage students to get involved in the up and coming debate
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YPIA Monash Semester 1 2014 events,

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Dr Yuri Maltsev YPIA staff and members attended Dr Maltsev’s address at the Free Market Foundation. It was an exciting experience. He is a dynamic speaker with a vast array of experiences from his time on the economic team advising Gorbachev to later in the US when he defected. His talk highlighted the importance of
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YPIA visits Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg

Culture is one of the major characteristics that define who we are. Starting from a broad perspective of a nation to the smallest redefined perspective of an individual, they all seek what is called ‘identification’. To be more precise, in the South African perspective, a person’s identity is grounded to his or her culture. This
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