Jo-Ansie van Wyk

Professor Jo-Ansie van Wyk lectures International Politics at the University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa. She has completed a Doctorate (International Relations) on South Africa’s post-apartheid nuclear diplomacy, and has published on, amongst others, nuclear diplomacy; foreign policy; political leadership; African politics; space politics; and environmental and hydro-politics. She is Fulbright Alumna (University of Delaware, Newark, United States of America) and a Member of the South African Academy for Science and Art. She has been a guest lecturer at the Universities of Johannesburg and Pretoria; and the South African National Intelligence Academy; the South African National Defence College; the South African National War College; and the South African Diplomatic Academy. She has completed consultancies for the World Bank, UNESCO, the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE), the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the South African Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI). She is a recipient of various academic awards and rated as a C3 researcher by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF). 

Keywords: South Africa, Africa, nuclear diplomacy, diplomacy, environmental politics, space politics, political leadership, border issues.