Francois Vreÿ


Prof Francois Vreÿ is Emeritus Professor in Military Sciences, Stellenbosch University. He lectured in the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University for 22 years and now serves as the Research Coordinator for the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA), Stellenbosch University. Professor Vreÿ is a C1 Rated Researcher of the National Research Foundation of South Africa and a former editor of the accredited academic journal Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies. He is also the South African associate of a partnership with the Faculty of the Royal Danish Defence College on strategic culture and Africa – a partnership that has culminated in five international conferences since 2009 on African military affairs and three books – the latest being Towards Good Order at Sea: African Experiences (2015) and The African Standby Force: Quo Vadis? (2017). His research fields include future warfare and Africa’s emerging maritime security setting and maritime security governance off Africa in particular. His current posting involves building international research partnerships for SIGLA at Stellenbosch University on leadership, landward and maritime security governance, and cyber security.

Western Indian Ocean: Where trouble on land spells danger at sea
Western Indian Ocean: Where trouble on land spells danger at sea
Piracy and smuggling are already a menace. Add a budding Islamist insurgency, and far-reaching implications may follow.