Keith Gottschalk served as Head of Department (2004-2006) when he also hosted the SA Association of Political Studies biennial conference. His forty scholarly publications are mostly on South African political dynamics. His current research and publications focus on the African Union family of organisations and African integration, and on space policy for developing countries. Keith has also published a poetry collection Emergency Poems plus over one hundred poems in literary journals. His latest poetry collection is Cosmonauts Do it in Heaven. Finally, Keith chairs New Contrast literary magazine, Off the Wall Poetry, and the Lansdowne Local Writers.