Institute for Security Studies

ISS
Pretoria, South Africa

ISS is an applied policy research institute active in sub-Saharan Africa with expertise in the research, publication, facilitation, capacity building, and monitoring of most aspects of the human security agenda in Africa. The institute's vision is that of a stable and peaceful Africa, characterized by human rights, the rule of law, democracy, and collaborative security. These issues reflect the core values of ISS and guide its external interactions. ISS seldom takes a common or institutional position on issues but allows differences in opinion and interpretation. Formally, ISS's mission is to conceptualize, inform, and enhance the security debate in and on Africa through independent applied research and analysis, formulating and influencing relevant policy-making, raising the awareness of decision-makers and the public, monitoring trends and policy implementation, and focusing on capacity building. In general, ISS's activities have moved toward capacity building at a senior level as an increasing component of its engagement, interpreting expert workshops and assistance with policy development and the monitoring of policy implementation as part of such capacity building.

Contact details

Website:
https://issafrica.org/

Address:
P. O. Box 1787, Pretoria-South Africa

Country:
South Africa

Sub-region:
Southern Africa

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Africa
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1991
Age (years)
Institute for Security Studies
 32
South Africa average
 28
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Mr PB Mertz
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Fonteh Akum
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Fonteh Akum
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Fonteh Akum
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Institute for Security Studies
 124
South Africa average
 28
Global average
 66
2020
Institute for Security Studies
 124
% Female staff
2023
Institute for Security Studies
 57%
South Africa average
 24%
Global average
 50%
2020
Institute for Security Studies
 49%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
Institute for Security Studies
 3
South Africa average
 32
Global average
 65
Financials
2019
Institute for Security Studies
 $14,900,000
South Africa average
 $29,222,838
Global average
 $52,546,603

Social

Likes (2023)
Institute for Security Studies
 43,647
South Africa average
 18,915
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Institute for Security Studies
 42,736
Likes (2021)
Institute for Security Studies
 42,612
Twitter
Followers (2023)
Institute for Security Studies
 45,568
South Africa average
 10,246
Global average
 19,389
Followers (2022)
Institute for Security Studies
 40,764
Followers (2021)
Institute for Security Studies
 35,371
Subscribers (2023)
Institute for Security Studies
 3,070
South Africa average
 2,883
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Institute for Security Studies
 2,530
Subscribers (2021)
Institute for Security Studies
 2,110
Followers (2022)
Institute for Security Studies
 59,245
South Africa average
 33,416
Global average
 16,662
Followers (2019)
Institute for Security Studies
 15,649

Data notes

Last updated: 08/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation┬┤s website
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