At present, South Africa finds itself charting political and economic policy uncertainties. This is not to suggest that the domestic political crisis will see different trajectories unfolding with regard to its BRICS/IBSA engagements, or on a broader foreign policy path, but it will have repercussions at the international level, in terms of investor confidence, credit ratings, and currency volatility. Pretoria will face constant pressure to be seen as a credible actor, especially when it comes to its African identity.
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL DIALOGUE
Sanusha Naidu is a currently the Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Global Dialogue based in Pretoria, South Africa. Ms. Naidu holds a Masters in International Relations from Staffordshire University, UK and an Honours in Political Science and a B.A. Law Degree from the former University of Durban-Westville (now University of KwaZulu Natal). Prior to joining OSF-SA, she was senior researcher in the South African Foreign Policy Initiative (SAFPI) and at the Democracy Governance and Service Delivery programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), and before that Research Director of the China/Emerging Powers Project at Fahamu. She also served in various capacities including Research Fellow at the Centre for Chinese Studies (University of Stellenbosch), Researcher Specialist in the Integrated Rural and Regional Development Programme at the HSRC between 2001-2006, Senior Africa Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and as a lecturer in the Political Science Department at the former University of Durban Westville. Her areas of specialisation include South African foreign policy, Africa's international relations and political economy and more recently the rise of the emerging powers (namely China and India) in Africa. She has presented at various national and international conferences and has an extensive publication record including two edited books: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Africa and China (with Dr. Kweku Ampiah: University of KwaZulu Natal Press) and African and Chinese Perspectives on China in Africa (with Axel Harniet-Sievers and Stephen Marks: Fahamu Books) and a special edition of the Politikon journal on Africa's Relations with the Emerging Powers (with Lucy Corkin and Hayley Herman: 2009, vol. 36, Issue 1). Ms. Naidu is a regular media commentator and can be contacted on:email@example.com or +27836370903
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