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Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) 2005f
PO Box 630 Pretoria 0001, South Africa
tel:27-12 328 6970 fax:27-12 323 8153

Organizational Status: Semi-governmental institute, founded in 1960.

General Description: AISA is a research council combining analysis and research with topicality and policy relevance. AISA's vision is to become an independent authoritative center of excellence for the furtherance of knowledge about Africa and to promote awareness concerning the importance of unity, peace, prosperity, and democracy on the African continent. AISA's mission is dedicated to knowledge production, education, training, and the promotion of awareness about the African continent for both Africans and the international community. This mission is realized through independent policy analysis and the collection, processing, interpretation, and dissemination of relevant information.

Annual Budget: ZAR 12 million (2003)

Staff: 44 (15 research, 29 administrative/support), 4 visiting, 10 intern

Executive Officers:
Dr. MALOKA, Eddy (CEO)

Public Relations:
Ms. Le ROUX, Elizabeth (Director, Publications and Communications)
Ms. KHOZA, Zanele (Marketing Officer)
Ms. MADIHLABA, Kekiya (Administrative and Sales Assistant)

(As of November, 2004)

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