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Perceptions of western attitudes to South Africa three views

"The three articles in this paper are the texts of addresses to three separate meetings of a study group on the politics of perceptions, held at Jan Smuts House on 26 November 1981, 26 January 1981 and 24 March 1982. They present the views of a We…

BRIC and IBSA Forums: Neo-liberals in Disguise or Champions of the South?

South–South co-operation has existed for many decades and has played a key role in solidifying unity among developing countries. However, the concept of South–South co-operation has evolved from being concerned with geopolitics and opposing imperial…

Senghor speaks on Africa

"This is the edited text of an interview in French, given by former President Leopold Sedar Senghor on 13 February, 1982, to Christine von Gamier,correspondent for Agence France-Presse, the Journal de Geneve and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung." This repo…

Whither South Africa?

"Southern Africa has today arrived at the crossroads, and whatever might have been the issues that united or divided its peoples in the past, the choice which confronts them today is clear; it is -between the institution of a free enterprise econ…

SWA/Namibie: Probleme en beleidskeuses verbonde aan politieke oorgang

"This paper sets out to attempt three things. Firstly, to advance a theoretical perspective based largely on the work of Rothchild and Curry (1978) on the problems generated by political transition in the case of most new states. Secondly, to define…

Thinking about South Africa from afar

This paper discusses the foreign policy of the United States towards South Africa and whether sanctions will be beneficial to change the apartheid policy in South Africa. Four scenarios to end apartheid is dicussed namely reformmongering, revolution…

The outlook for Southern Africa: a view from Europe

The theme for this paper is the future of South Africa and how the Europeans perceive this to be, based on the political development and history in Europe. The methods used for political predictions is being explained. Reasons for the European react…

The horn of Africa - old problems and new opportunities

"This Paper attempts to explain the historical, political and economic framework within which the states operate in the Horn of Africa, to identify Superpower involvement there and to shed some light on the region's refugee and other problems. It a…

South West Africa/Namibia: The south African Government's response to the U.N Secretary-General's report on teh implementation of the Western proposal

This is the statement of the Prime Minister John Vorster on the issue of South West Africa in 1978. South West Africa was administered as a mandated territory and since 1946 South Africa made it their policy to continue the administering. The South …

The implications of Transkeian independence

The independence of Transkei will become a reality in October 1976. For South Africa the most important implication of independence will be the influence on the Government policy but successful and peaceful independence could also influence the po…

Robert Mugabe on aspects of Zimbabwean foreign and domestic policies

This is the complete transcript of an interview given by the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, the Hon. Robert Mugabe on 28 January, 1981, to Jonathan Kapstein, Africa editor for Business Week. Mr Mugabe was questioned on his views of South Africa, the p…

Cuba, Angola and the West

Developments in Angola are likely to have an impact not only on South West Africa but also on changing foreign policy perceptions of both East and West towards Southern African problems. Any discussion on Angola must take cognizance of the role pla…

South Africa and the Commonwealth political, strategic, economic

This paper is divided into three sections. In the first part the political situation in South Africa is discussed and background is given on the political parties of the time. The relationship of South Africa with Britain is given attention as Brita…

Frelimo and the transitional government of Mozambique: The Lusaka agreement

"In terms of the Lusaka Agreements the terms of which are reproduced in the first part of this paper, a transitional Government has been formed in Mozambique, whose task is to prepare for the coming of independence on 25 June, 1975, A High Commissi…

International attitudes on the recognition of Transkei

"This paper sets out to examine the reasons for the international community's refusal to recognise Transkei's independence and will hopefully help to explain the difficult international environment with which Transkei has to contend."

South Africa's black homelands: past objectives, present realities and future developments

"The primary objective of the present study is to examine the political future of a particular component of the present South African political order, viz the homelands. To facilitate the discussion, the study has been subdivided into four main sect…

The Constellation of Southern African States and the Southern African Development Co-Ordination Council: Towards a new regional stalemate?

"The object of this study is to examine some of the implications for Southern Africa of the existence of two separate groupings of states in the region. The origins and development of CONSAS and SADCC will be considered in turn. A comparison will be…

The Rhodesian Constitutional dispute: Black majority rule or meritocracy?

Black Africa’s association of colonial rule with special protection of minorities and with refusal to acknowledge the rightful claims of the majority has had unfortunate long-term consequences for whites in Africa. Constitutional proposals reserving…

Adjustment of whites to black rule in East and West Africa

The aim of this paper is to explain the adjustment Whites face to cope with the Black independently ruled countries in Africa. A number of misperceptions created by the media and others is being placed in perspective. Immigration and integration is…

Ghana's relations with China

Ghana has gained independence in 1957 and has been very proactive in originating and implementing development programmes for which it has received substantial donor support. Ghana is not a resource-abundant country but enjoys a favourable coastal po…

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