Institute for Security Studies

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The Institute for Security Studies is a South African terrorology institute (not to be confused with the EU Institute for Security Studies). It was originally established as the Institute for Defence Policy by Dr Jakkie Cilliers, and Mr P B Mertz in 1991.[1]




Adv Selby Baqwa (outgoing) Judge Lucy Mailula (outgoing) Judge Jody Kollapen (outgoing) Mr Bobby Godsell Dr Jakkie Cilliers Prof Maxi Schoeman (incoming) Mr Saki Macozoma (incoming)


Executive Director Dr Jakkie Cilliers | Public Protector of South Africa, Adv. Selby Baqwa.[2]

International Advisory Council


Dr Salim Ahmed Salim (President of the Council), Former prime minister of Tanzania, former secretary general of the OAU, member of the AU Panel of the Wise, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Amb Saïd Djinnit, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, UN Office for West Africa, Dakar, Senegal | Lt Gen LM Fischer (rtd), Former Commander of the Botswana Defence Force Gaborone, Botswana | Prof Judy Wakhungu, Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya | Amb Kåre Aas, Director Political Affairs, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Prof Ramesh Thakur, ANU Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Hedley Bull Centre, Canberra, Australia | Prof Deon Fourie, retired, Pretoria, South Africa | Dr Agostinho Zacarias, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Pretoria, South Africa | Ms Thandi Modise, Deputy Secretary General, African National Congress, Johannesburg, South Africa | Amb Francis Deng, UN Special Representative on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, New York, USA | Lt Gen Lazaro Sumbeiywo (rtd), Executive Director, Moi Africa Institute, Nairobi, Kenya | Dr Leonardo S Simao, Executive Director, Fundação Joaquim Chissano, Maputo, Mozambique | Amb Ahmed Haggag, Secretary General, Africa Society, Cairo, Egypt | Dr Abdallah Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary, Governance and Public Administration, UNECA, Addis Ababa | Ms Brigalia Bam, former Chairperson Independent Electoral Commission, Pretoria, South Africa | Amb Ibrahim Gambari, Joint Special Representative, UNAMID, El Fasher, Sudan | Mr Christian Hegemer, Director of the Institute for International Contact and Cooperation, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Munich, Germany | Amb Jacques Lapouge, French ambassador to South Africa | Amb Fred Tanner, Executive Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland[3]

Advisory board 2000

Honorary Patron: H.E. Salim Ahmed Salim, Secretary General, Organisation of African Unity | Advocate Selby Baqwa, Public Protector, Republic of South Africa | Mr John Battersby, Executive Editor, The Sunday Independent, Johannesburg | Mr Azar Cachalia, Cheadle Thomson and Haysom, Johannesburg | Ms Sheena Duncan, Chairperson, Black Sash, Johannesburg | Professor Deon Fourie, Department of Political Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria | Mr Steven Friedman, Director, Centre for Policy Studies, Johannesburg | Mr Gerd Linska, Regional Representative, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Johannesburg | Mr Graeme Simpson, Executive Director, Centre for Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Johannesburg | Dr Van Zyl Slabbert, Political Analyst, Open Society Foundation, Johannesburg | Dr Gavin Cawthra, Director, Wits P&DM, Johannesburg | Prof Jamisse Taimo, Director, Instituto Superior de Relacoes Internacionais, Maputo, Mozambique[2]

People formerly associated


Head Office

361 Veale Street
Block D, First Floor, Brooklyn Court
New Muckleneuk
Tshwane (Pretoria)
S 25º 46' 27.6
E 28º 14' 2.5
Tel +27 012 346 9500/2
Fax +27 012 346 9570

Tshwane (Pretoria) Office

361 Veale Street
Block C, Brooklyn Court
New Muckleneuk
Tshwane (Pretoria)
S 25º 46' 27.6
E 28º 14' 2.5
Tel +27 012 346 9500/2
Fax +27 012 460 0998
Cape Town Office
67 Roeland Square (off Roeland Street)
Drury Lane Gardens
Cape Town
S 33º 55' 51.06
E 18º 25' 21.29
Tel +27 021 461 7211
Fax +27 021 461 7213

Nairobi Office (Kenya)
Second Floor, Liaison House
State House Avenue
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel + 254 20 300 5726/28
Fax: + 254 20 271 2902
Addis Ababa Office (Ethiopia)
First Floor
Ki-ab Building
Alexander Pushkin Street
Pushkin Square
Addis Ababa
Tel +251 (11) 372 1154/5/6
Fax +251 (11) 372 5954[4]


  1. ISS Mission statement, Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 15 August 2000 on 30 May 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 ISS Trustees and Advisory Board, Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 15 August 2000 on 30 May 2013
  3. ISS Institutional Governance, retrieved from the Internet Archive of 3 April 2013, on 30 May 2013
  4. ISS Contact, retrieved from the Internet Archive of 22 March 2009 on 30 May 2013.