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Next Time Better? Conducting the APRM's 'Second Generation' Reviews

"Reviews conducted under the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) are intended to occur at regular intervals, helping countries conduct an ongoing assessment of their governance. However, after 12 years of the APRM’s existence, no country has yet co…

'I didn't Struggle to be Poor': the Interwovenness of Party, State and Business in Mozambique

"The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Country Review Report (CRR) for Mozambique, published in July 2010, indicates that the interwovenness of party, government, state and business is a serious issue in the country. An increasingly common phe…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 41

This issue of Southern Africa record focuses on Southern Africa and in particular on Nigeria, Angola and Mozambique. Extracts from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in October 1985 is published and this include the agreement between Sout…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 2, 1983

This bulletin includes 4 articles and several book reviews. The first article on Angola describes the background factors to the Angolan developments and the conflict in Angola after the end of colonial rule. The next article focuses on the controver…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 3, 1983

In this bulletin the first article looks at Africa and the independence from Europe and how this has impacted on the development of Africa. The author indicates that this process of decolonization was not always successful and Africa still clings to…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 19

This publication contains documents on the Rhodesian Settlement initiatives with specific reference to the Lancaster House agreements and conference of October 1979. Several other statements by Sir Ian Gilmour and Lord Soames complete this section. …

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 20

This publication begins with correspondence between the UN Secretary –General and the South African Foreign Minister concerning the negotiations on SWA/Namibia. It further covers reports and letter from and to the UN Secretary-General on issues reg…

The Republic of South Africa and Detente

This article gives a historical view of the development in South Africa in the post-World War II period. It describes the international affairs policies of the sixties and how these policies have changed over time. It then looks at the easing of str…

The Political Outlook in Southern Africa

"Confidence in a country's future depends both on sound economic conditions and on a stable political environment. But it is equally true that a lack of confidence can itself create negative results, politically and economically, and therefore confi…

Reflections on the Nigerian-South African Dialogue

"The first session of the Dialogue was closed to the outside public. In this, much was learnt about the history, nature, role and resource-bases of the respective institutions. The second day of the Dialogue covered the political outlook and the for…

Guinea-Bissau after Vieira: Challenges and Opportunities

"On 7 June 1998, an army mutiny led by former Chief of Staff, General Ansumane Mane, plunged the Republic of Guinea-Bissau into devasting civil war. The coup aimed to oust President Joao Bernardo Vieira, who had come to power in a military coup agai…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record No 50

The first item is an advisory opinion of Proclamation R101 of the Republic of South Africa and covers legal aspects of the Namibian independence negotiations. The next item is extracts relating to the withdrawal of criminal proceedings arising on an…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 3, 1979

This bulletin has five articles. ‘Africa 1979: Myths, Miracles and Mirrors’ argues that domestic political developments in five separate African countries, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, the Central African Republic, Ghana and Nigeria have moved the po…

What Do We Think: A Survey of White Opinion on Foreign Policy Issues No. 3

This article 'is a third in a series of surveys of white South African opinion on foreign policy issues. It examines correlations between opinion on foreign policy issues and on certain contentious domestic political matters. Having compared the res…

A Boom for Whom? Mozambique's Natural Gas and the New Development Opportunity

"In the two decades since the end of Mozambique’s civil war the country has depended heavily on international donors to fund its development. Although the economy grew at record rates from the mid-1990s, poverty levels remain above 50%. Mozambique h…

eAfrica: The electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 2, May 2004

Reports on the second meeting of the African Partnership Forum which was held from 16-17 April 2011 to discuss issues such as peace and security, HIV/AIDS, food security, education and poverty alleviation. Reflects on some of the issues Zimbabwe has…

Malawi: Off the Southern African Map?

Since South Africa’s political transition, Malawi appears to have dropped off Pretoria’s political map; under Banda it was South Africa’s closest African ally. Earlier this year, Malawi staged its second democratic election, amidst allegations of co…

Rhodesia - The British Commonwealth conference

This document concerns the relevance of the September Commonwealth Conference to the conflict between Britain and Rhodesia. The African members made clear their intention to discuss Rhodesia and the subject came close to wrecking the Commonwealth. T…

Interdependence in Southern Africa

"All around us are the signs of the technological revolution - in communications, transport, industry, weapons and much else. But there have also been vast changes in the international political and economic order, especially since the Second World…

Madagascar: Paradise Lost?

Madagascar acceded to autonomous statehood in October 1958 and has since been known for its conflict between the coastal people and the traditional ruling group, the Merina. However the economy went into a deep decline after 1967 and the crisis was…

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