Academic Profiles

Prof Jo-Ansie van Wyk

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Political Sciences
Professor
Tel: 012 429 6068
Fax: 012 429 6085
E-mail: vwykjak@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • D Phil International Relations (UP, 2013)

NRF Rating

C3

Fields of academic interests

  • South African foreign policy, diplomacy and international relations
  • Nuclear diplomacy
  • Political leadership

Field of Specialisation

  • International Politics
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy

Books

Books:

  • Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg (Eds.) South African foreign policy review. Volume 3. Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2018.
  • Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg (Eds.) South African foreign policy review. Volume 2. Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2015. 261pp.
  • Chris Landsberg & Jo-Ansie van Wyk (Eds.) South African foreign policy review. Volume 1. Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) & Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2012. 290pp.

Book chapters:

  • Michael Thekiso & Jo-Ansie van Wyk, ‘The quest for permanent African membership of the UNSC: A comparative assessment of Nigeria and South Africa’s eligibility, in Oluwaseun Tella (Ed.), Nigeria-South Africa relations and regional hegemonic competence. New York: Springer. 2019. pp. 43-67.
  • ‘The Executive and the military in South Africa during the Zuma Presidency’, in Steven Ratuva, Radomir Compel & Sérgio Luiz Cruz Aguilar (Eds.), Guns & Roses: Comparative Civil-Military Relations in the Changing Security Environment. Palgrave: Singapore. 2019. pp. 97-116.
  • Lesley Masters & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘Change and foreign policy’, in Lesley Masters & Jo-Ansie van Wyk (Eds.) Foreign policy, change and the Zuma years. South African foreign policy review. Volume 3. Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2019. pp. 3-11.
  • ‘Special advisers as South African foreign policy actors’, in Lesley Masters & Jo-Ansie van Wyk (Eds.) Foreign policy, change and the Zuma years. South African foreign policy review. Volume 3. Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2019. pp. 98-119.
  • Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Scott Firsing.’ South Africa’s nuclear diplomacy during the Zuma presidency’, in Lesley Masters & Jo-Ansie van Wyk (Eds.) Foreign policy, change and the Zuma years. South African foreign policy review. Volume 3. Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2019. pp. 226-251.
  • Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Lesley Masters, ‘A sunset and a new dawn: From Zuma to Ramaphosa’, in Lesley Masters & Jo-Ansie van Wyk (Eds.) Foreign policy, change and the Zuma years. South African foreign policy review. Volume 3. Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2019. pp. 275-281.
  • ‘Demodernization and Democratization: Traditional Leaders in Post-Apartheid South Africa’, in Yakov Rabkin & Mykhailo Minakov (Eds.), Demodernization. A Future in the Past. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag. 2018. pp. 333-348.
  • ‘Atomic/nuclear diplomacy’, in Gordon Martel (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2018. pp. 1-18. DOI:10.1002/9781118885154.dipl0014.
  • ‘Political leadership and sustainability in Africa: Margaret Kenyatta’, in Robert Brinkmann & Sandra Garren (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability. Case studies and practical solutions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. pp. 347-358.
  • ‘The geography of nuclear power, class and inequality in South Africa’, in Gilbert M Khadiagala, Sarah Mosoetsa, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall (Eds.), New South African Review 6: The Crisis of Inequality. Johannesburg: Wits University Press. 2018. pp. 268-284.
  • ‘Political parties and democracy in Africa’, in Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba & Toyin Falola (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook on African Politics, Governance and Development. New York: Palgrave. 2018. pp. 485-501.
  • ‘Between Plein Street and Soutpansberg Road: Parliament and foreign policy during the Zuma presidency’, in Chris Landsberg & Lesley Masters (Eds.), From the outside in: Domestic actors and South Africa’s foreign policy. Auckland Park: Fanele (Jacana Media). 2017. pp. 70-94.
  • ‘Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army’, in Caroline Varin and Dauda Abubakar (Eds.), Violent non-state actors in Africa: Terrorists, rebels and warlords. London: Palgrave. 2017. pp. 225-250.
  • ‘Africa in international relations: Agent, bystander or victim?’ in Paul Bischoff, Kwesi Aning & Amitav Acharya (Eds.), Africa in global International Relations. Emerging approaches to theory and practice. Routledge: New York. 2016. pp. 108-120. [ISBN 978-1-13-890981-6]
  • ‘Defining the blue economy as a South African strategic priority: towards a sustainable 10th province?’, in Institute for Global Dialogue and the [South African] Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), The blue economy and the challenge of maritime security for South and Southern Africa. [South African] Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO): Pretoria. 2015. pp. 187-215.
  • Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg. ‘Principles and Practice: South Africa’s Foreign Policy after two decades’, in Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg (Eds.), South African foreign policy review. Volume 2. African Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2015. pp. 1-16. [ISBN 978-0-7983-0439-9]
  • Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg. ‘South Africa’s Foreign Policy, Principles and Practice: An Invitation to Conversations’, in Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg (Eds.) South African foreign policy review. Volume 2. African Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2015. pp. 252-261. [ISBN 978-0-7983-0439-9]
  • Amanda Gouws, Joleen Steyn-Kotze & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘Celebrating forty years: The state of Political Science in South Africa in 2014’, in Peter Vale & Pieter Fourie (Eds.), Political Science in South Africa. The last forty years. Routledge: London. 2014. pp. 35-65.
  • Gerrie Swart, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Maryke Botha, ‘African political leadership’, in Paul ‘t Hart & R A W Rhodes (Eds.), TheOxford Handbook of Political Leadership. Oxford University Press: Oxford. 2014. pp. 659-670.
  • ‘Reflections on South Africa’s post-apartheid foreign policy and preliminary comments on future foreign policy’, in Chris Landsberg & Jo-Ansie van Wyk (Eds.), South African Foreign Policy Review. Volume 1. Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) & African Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2012. pp. 274-290.
  • James Headley & Jo-Ansie van Wyk, ‘Debating the public’s the role in foreign policy’, in James Headley, Andreas Reitzig & Joe Burton (Eds.), Public participation in foreign policy. Palgrave Macmillan: London. 2012. pp. 3-20.
  • ‘Public participation in post-apartheid South African foreign policy’, in James Headley, Andreas Reitzig & Joe Burton (Eds.), Public participation in foreign policy. Palgrave Macmillan: London. 2012. pp. 79-102.
  • ‘Case study: Kamieskroon Bed & Breakfast’, in Dimitri Tassiopoulos (Ed.), New tourism ventures: an entrepreneurial and managerial approach. Juta: Cape Town. Second edition. 2011. pp. 365-381.
  • Ghislaine Povey & Jo-Ansie van Wyk, ‘Culture and the event experience’, in Peter Robinson, Debra Wale & Geoff Dickson (Eds.), Events Management. CABI: Oxfordshire. 2010. pp. 1-19.
  • ‘A sociedade sul-afrcanaem transformação: alguns mitos e realidades’, in Paulo G Fagundes Visentini & Analúcia Danilevicz Pereira (Eds.), África do Sul: história, estado e sociedade. Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão (FUNAG)/Série Sul-Africana (CESUL): Brasília. 2010. pp. 209-233.
  • ‘Political, civic and government events’, in Dimitri Tassiopoulos (Ed.), Events Management. A developmental and managerial approach. Juta: Cape Town. Third edition. 2010. pp. 451-469.
  • ‘Cooperation in space science and technology in IBSA: overcoming some legal challenges’, in P Solomon Vinay Kumar (Ed.), Outer Space: Science and Law. Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (Icfai) University Press: Hyderabad. 2009. pp. 110-141.
  • ‘Overview of the implementation status of the five United Nations treaties on Outer Space in African countries’, in P Solomon Vinay Kumar (Ed.), Space Law: Legal Contours.  Amicus Books & Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (Icfai) University Press: Hyderabad. 2009. pp. 106-127.
  • ‘Promoting human security: ethical, normative and educational frameworks in Africa’, in UNESCO, Human security. UNESCO: Paris. 2008. CD Rom.
  • ‘Case study: Kamieskroon Bed & Breakfast’, in Dimitri Tassiopoulos (Ed.), New tourism ventures: an entrepreneurial and managerial approach. Juta: Cape Town. 2008. pp. 401-420.
  • ‘South Africa and the creation of new states.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 2006/7. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 2007. pp. 61-74.
  • ‘Africa and the War on Terror: From Kalashnikovs to Qurans to Cooperation’, in Mark J Miller & Boyka Stefanova (Eds.), The War on Terror in comparative perspective. US security and foreign policy after 9/11. Palgrave Macmillan: New York. 2007. pp. 121-138. 
  • ‘South Africa’s international co-operation on space affairs.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 2005. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 2006. pp. 87-97.
  • ‘Managing political events’, in Dimitri Tassiopoulos (Ed.), Event Management. A professional and developmental approach. Juta:  Cape Town. Second edition. 2005. pp. 466-488.
  • Philip Nel, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Karen Johnsen, ‘Democracy, participation and foreign policy making in South Africa’, in Philip Nel & Janis van der Westhuizen (Eds.), Democratising foreign policy? Lessons from South Africa. Lexington Books: Lanham, Maryland. 2004. pp. 39-61.
  • ‘Environmental security in South Africa: a prognosis for regional security’, in Michael Darkoh & Apollo Rwomire (Eds.), Human impact on environment and sustainable development in Africa. Ashgate: Aldershot. 2003. pp. 75-97.
  • ‘’Quiet diplomacy’ as a foreign policy instrument: South Africa’s response to the Zimbabwe issue’, in Sipho Buthelezi & Elizabeth le Roux (Eds.), South Africa since 1994: lessons and prospects. Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2002. pp. 95-124.
  • Jo-Ansie van Wyk, Richard Meissner & Hannatjie Jacobs, ‘Future challenges of providing high quality water’, in Knowledge for sustainable development. An insight into the Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Vol 2. UNESCO Publishing: Oxford. 2002. pp. 207-228.
  • ‘Beyond the Limpopo: relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe’, in Murray Faure (Ed.), Willem Kleynhans Gedenkbundel. University of South Africa (Unisa) Press: Pretoria. 2001.
  • ‘The international politics of dams: the case of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project’, in World Commission on Dams (WCD). Dams and development. A framework for decision-making. World Commission on Dams CD ROM. Earthscan Publications: London. 2001. pp. 410-425.
  • ‘Political, civic and government event management’, in Dimitri Tassiopoulos (Ed.), Eventmanagement. A professional and developmental approach. First edition. Juta: Cape Town. 2000. pp. 460-482.
  • ‘Power house or rubber stamp? Parliament and foreign affairs.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 2000/01. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 2000. pp. 83-90.
  • ‘Parliament and the foreign policy process, 1994-1999.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 1999/2000. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 1999. pp. 225-235.
  • ‘Parliament and the foreign policy process.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 1998/9. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 1998. pp. 291-306.
  • ‘Parliament and Foreign Affairs: Continuity or change?’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 1997. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 1997. pp. 189-213.
  • ‘A guide to selected International Relations web sites.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 1997. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 1997. pp. 472-477.

Journal articles

  • van Wyk, J.A., 2019. From apartheid to Ubuntu: Transition, transaction and transformation in South Africa’s post-apartheid foreign ministry. South African Journal of International Affairs, pp.1-22.
  • van Wyk, J.A. 2019. 'Pixels, politics and peace: the forensic use of digital satellite imagery', Journal of African Foreign Affairs, 6(2), pp. 31-50.
  • Jo-Ansie van Wyk, Chidochashe Nyere & Arina Muresan. ‘African First Ladies, Politics and the State’. Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 37, 2, 2018.
  • ‘Tourism and cultural exchanges in the Indian Ocean Region [Policy Paper]’, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 14, 2, 2018. pp. 255-269.
  • ‘Sanctions and summits: Sanctioned African leaders and EU-African Summits’. South African Journal of International Affairs, 25, 4, 2018. pp. 497-515.
  • Peya Mushelenga & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘A new state’s debut in regional diplomacy: Namibia and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)’. Africa Review, 9, 1, 2017. pp. 58-70. DOI: 10.1080/09744053.2016.12399332016.
  • Peya Mushelenga & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘The diplomacy of small states in the international system’. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 6, 2, 2017. pp. 118-145.
  • ‘First Ladies in Southern Africa: Trophies or trailblazers?’ Politikon, 44, 1, 2017. pp. 157-172.
  • ‘Fuel for thought? South Africa’s position on the multilateralisation of the nuclear fuel cycle’. South African Journal of International Affairs, 23, 3, 2016. pp. 279-295.
  • Suzette van der Westhuizen & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘Denying the Dalai Lama: South Africa’s visa diplomacy, human rights and the media‘. African East-Asian Affairs. The China Monitor, Issue 2, 2016. pp. 94-123.
  • ‘Crouching tigers, leaping lions? Developmental leadership lessons for South Africa from China and Malaysia’. African East-Asian Affairs. The China Monitor. Issue 1, 2016. pp. 6-31.
  • ‘High-level panels as diplomatic instruments: The African Union Panel of the Wise and the emergence of an African Peace Diplomacy Architecture’. Journal of Contemporary History, 41, 1, 2016. pp. 57-79.
  • ‘Nuclear terrorism in Africa: The ANC’s Operation Mac and the attack on the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in South Africa’. Historia. Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa, 60, 2, 2015. pp. 51-67.
  • ‘Atoms, apartheid and the Agency: South Africa’s relations with the IAEA, 1957-1995’. Cold War History, 15, 3, 2015. pp. 395-416. DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2014.897697. ISSN: 1468-2745.
  • ‘Defining the Blue Economy as a South African Strategic Priority: Toward a Sustainable 10th Province?’ Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 11, 2, 2015. pp. 153-169.
  • ‘South Africa’s post-apartheid nuclear diplomacy: practice and principles’. Insight on Africa, 7, 2, 2015, pp. 108-119.
  • Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Anna-Mart van Wyk. ‘From the nuclear laager to the non-proliferation club: South Africa and the NPT’. South African Historical Journal, 67, 1, 2015. pp. 32-46. ISSN 0258-2473.
  • ‘Apartheid South Africa’s nuclear weapons programme and its impact on Southern Africa’. Austral: Brazilian Journal of Strategy & International Relations, 3, 6, 2014. pp. 119-140.
  • ‘Electoral authoritarianism and democratisation in Africa: The role of the African Union’. Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 33, 2, 2014. pp. 64-82.
  • ‘Africa and the 2015 NPT Review Conference: Agent or bystander?’ African Security Review, 23, 4, 2014. pp. 381-394.
  • ‘Playing in the orchestra of peace: South Africa’s relations with Iraq (1998-2003)’. South African Journal of International Affairs, 21, 2, 2014. pp. 193-211.
  • ‘South Africa’s nuclear diplomacy since the termination of its nuclear weapons programme’. Scientiae Militaria. South African Journal of Military Studies, 42, 1, 2014. pp. 80-101.
  •  ‘South Africa’s SAFARI: From nuclear weapons to nuclear medicine’. Africa Insight, 43, 2, 2013. pp. 1-13.
  • Amanda Gouws, Joleen Steyn-Kotze & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘Celebrating Forty Years: The State of Political Science in South Africa in 2014’. Politikon. South African Journal of Political Studies, 40, 3, 2013. pp. 1-31.
  • ‘No nukes in Africa: South Africa, the denuclearisation of Africa and the Pelindaba Treaty.’ Historia. Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa, 57, 2, 2012. pp. 263-297.
  • ‘Nuclear diplomacy as niche diplomacy: South Africa’s post-apartheid relations with the International Atomic Energy Agency.’ South African Journal of International Affairs, 19, 2, 2012. pp. 179-200.
  • ‘South Africa and the global nuclear bazaar: norms and state identity in the nuclear export control regime.’ Strategic Review for Southern Africa, XXXIV, 1, 2012. pp. 45-69.
    • Lere Amusan & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘The complexities of bilateral relations: the Nigeria–South Africa relationship (2000–2006)’. Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 30, 1, 2011. pp. 37-54.
  • ‘South Africa’s space policy and interests: a new dawn or a black hole?’ Strategic Review for Southern Africa, XXXI, 2, 2009. pp. 46-73.
  • ‘The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa: The politics of hosting a mega international event.’ World Journal of Managing Events, 2, 1, 2008. pp. 1-9. [Special issue on: The 2010 FIFA kick-off In South Africa: Red Cards, Fancy Footwork or Goals?]
  • Jo-Ansie van Wyk, Linda Kinghorn, Hollie Hepburn, Clarence Payne & Chris Sham.The international politics of nuclear weapons: a constructivist analysis.’ Scientia Militaria. South African Journal of Military Studies, 35, 1, 2007. pp. 23-45.
  • ‘Allah, Africa and America: the US War on Terrorism in Africa.’ Africa Insight, 35, 2, 2005. pp. 61-70.
  • ‘South Africa’s post apartheid foreign policy. A constructivist analysis.’ Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration (Special Issue on Reflections on Ten Years of Democratic Rule in South Africa), 23, 3, 2004. pp. 103-136.
  • Philip Nel & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘Foreign policy making in South Africa: from public participation to democratic participation.’ Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 22, 2, 2003. pp. 49-71.
  • Jo-Ansie van Wyk, Kevin Town, Faten Aggad & Gerrie Swart. ‘La crisi in Zimbabwe: la posizione del Sudafrica e di altri attori internazionali.’ Afriche e Orienti. Rivista di studi ai confini tra Africa, Mediterraneo e Medio Oriente, 5, 2, 2003. pp. 113-127.
  • ‘The saga continues...The Zimbabwe issue in South Africa’s foreign policy.’ Alternatives. Turkish Journal of International Relations, 1, 4, 2002. pp. 176-231.
  • ‘Water vir almal? ‘n Voorlopige evaluering van die waterbeleid in Suid-Afrika.’ Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 20, 1, 2001. pp. 40- 62.
  • ‘Quiet diplomacy as a foreign policy instrument: South Africa’s response to the Zimbabwe issue.’ Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, 27, 1 & 2, 2001. pp. 194-235.
  • ‘The international politics of dams with specific reference to Lesotho.’ Strategic Review for Southern Africa, XXII, 1, 2000. pp. 56-85.
  • ‘An illusion of plenty? Resources and development in Africa.’ African Security Review, 9, 4, 2000. pp. 34-50.
  • ‘Beyond the Limpopo: relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe.’ Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 18, 1, 1999. pp. 70-95.
  • ‘The external relations of selected South African sub national governments. A preliminary assessment.’ South African Journal of International Affairs, 5, 2, 1998.  pp. 21-59.
  • ‘Towards water security in Southern Africa.’ African Security Review, 7, 2, 1998. pp. 59-68.
  • ‘Praetorians and political change in South Africa.’ War Studies Journal, 1, 2, 1996. pp. 71-85.
  • Hennie Kotzé & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘Paradise or parking lots? The attitudes of the South African business elite toward selected environmental issues.’ Politikon. South African Journal of Political Studies, 21, 2, 1994. pp. 28-48.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • NRF Rated Researcher (C3)
  • 2014 Leadership in Research Women Award, University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Secretary: South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS)
  • Member: International Political Science Association (IPSA), International Studies Association (ISA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Fulbright Alumna

Projects

  • South Africa’s nuclear diplomacy
  • African political leadership