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Prospects for the 1991 Elections in Zambia

"I thought I would start the discussion this evening by a prognosis about what might happen if indeed there is a change of government in Zambia after October this year and what might happen if there is a government led by Frederick Chiluba, the c...

South Africa's Role as a "Middle Power"

"In March of this year the Director of the Institute received a request from the Director of the Forschunginstitut Der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswartige Politik in Bonn, Germany, for cooperation in a study of the role of "middle powers" in wo...

Change in Eastern/Central Europe: Some implications for Southern Africa

"The countries of Central and Eastern Europe and also of Southern Africa are in a period of dramatic change. In both regions we are going through a process of transformation. The circumstances in our various countries are very different, but I bel...

The Winds of Change Mark II

"State President FW de Klerk's opening address to Parliament is remarkable in several respects- Coming as it did in the wake of breathtaking events in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe it takes on special salience. Perestroika and Glasnost came ...

The US View of South Africa

"For some time now, Americans have been coming to South Africa to celebrate with you the end of apartheid. That has been our great privilege, and it is mine, too. But we have new work to do. The victory of freedom has opened new challenges for yo...

What do we think? A Survey of White Opinion on Foreign Policy issues no 5

"This is the fifth in a series of biennial surveys of white South African opinion on foreign and some domestic issues.It is the only series of its kind in South Africa that measures the opinion of white South Africans primarily on foreign policy ...

The 1979 Commonwealth Conference : the triumph of quiet diplomacy

“The Commonwealth has, in the past two decades, faced several major up-heavals which threatened its very existence. The omens for the Commonwealth Conference held in Lusaka in early August 1979 were probably as bad as in 1961 when South Africa’s c...

Zimbabwe: the one party state issue

“It is pertinent to pose the question: why do most African states adopt a one party state system, as opposed to a multi-party system, at, or soon after independence? This paper attempts to address this issue with particular reference to the Zimbab...

French Relations with Sub Saharan Africa Under President Sarkozy

"The paper first examines the historical background of France’s relations with sub-Saharan Africa, and discusses President Sarkozy’s position on key issues before and after his electoral victory. These include commercial and aid relationships with...

Leadership and Skills: Building Blocks of African Development

"This paper focuses on exactly this issue of leadership, and its related corollary of education, drawing on the various case studies of the project. Good governance, the mantra of this decade, requires committed political leadership, if it is goi...

Marching to a different tune: Political change and police transformation in South Africa and Northern Ireland

"The process of police transformation in societies undergoing transition is an issue of some importance, This has certainly been the case in both South Africa and Northern Ireland where questions of policing change are critical to the success of t...

A Time for Greatness

These are notes taken from the fourth Jan Smuts Memorial Lecture. Margaret Thatcher talks about Jan Smut’s career and how he ‘lived as a player on the international stage.’ She also covers Jan Smuts and International Cooperation, International Rel...

Current Developments In Portugal And Its African Provinces, With Special Reference To Mozambique And Relations With South Africa

“There is instability and conflicts which exist in various parts of the world, where super powers are not directly involved. Southern Africa has great opportunities and great assets but we must learn to use them, and this challenge involves adapta...

Eyes on the Eighties: The International Political Outlook for Southern Africa

This paper discusses the international scene as the world moves towards the beginning of a new decade. Changes in the world order accelerated the disorder experienced in several countries. Africa and Southern Africa will move into the eighties as ...

Political Opportunities and Constraints in Inter-State Relations in Southern Africa

This paper deals with some of the political factors which should be borne in mind when discussing the development of resources regionally and on an inter-state level in sub-continent of Africa. In the author’s view, a regional approach to the deve...

South Africa in the World: Political and Strategic Realities

The details given in this volume are based on part of the proceedings of a symposium with the theme: South Africa in the World; The Realities. It contains chapters on South Africa in African politics, South Africa in world politics, and South Afri...

The Political Outlook in Southern Africa

"The political outlook at the present time is filled with many uncertainties and much is unpredictable. Uncertain factors within many of these countries and in relations between some of them make the future of the whole region very unpredictable a...

Panel Discussion on "Portugal and Africa": Developments in Mocambique and implications for South Africa

There are indications that the developments in Mocambique resulting from the revolution in Portugal are having a traumatic effect in South Africa and Southern Africa as a whole. The paper surveys changes which have taken place in Mocambique and lo...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 27

This issue is on Namibia negotiations. It comprises of a joint statement, press briefing, a statement by the UN Secretary General, and letters from various delegates to the UN Secretary General. It also covers United States and Southern Africa, ad...

Linking South Africa’s Immigration Policy and Zimbabwe Diplomacy

"The political and economic crisis that has riddled Zimbabwe for over a decade has created two serious challenges for South Africa’s (SA) government. The first challenge is external: SA’s quiet diplomacy approach towards Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF...

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