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Namibia Presidential and National Assembly Elections 27 and 28 November 2009

"This report has provided a detailed account of the mission’s observation regarding the critical areas of conduct of the 2009 Namibian presidential and National Assembly elections. The overall conclusion of the EISA election observation mission wa...

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 r...

Elite Land Grabbing in Namibian Communal Areas and its Impact on Subsistence Farmers' Livelihoods

"Large scale land acquisitions by foreign investors in Africa for agricultural purposes continue to capture attention worldwide. In recent years Namibia has received some proposals from multi-national agricultural corporations to develop large sca...

Walvis Bay: A Whale of a Port

"With Namibia's imminent independence, South Africa's claim to legal sovereignty of the port and settlement of Walvis Bay, as well as to the Penguin Islands, between Walvis Bay and the Orange River, is bound to become a continuing issue in bilater...

The Transitional Government in Namibia: The Quest for Legitimacy

"Despite all attempts by the South African Government over the last decade to enhance the legitimacy of the various transitional arrangements, Pretoria cannot on its own transfer legitimacy to a successor government in Windhoek. Namibian independe...

Management of some Commons in Southern Africa: Implications for Policy

"Profound transformations in communal land tenure systems are taking place in parts of southern Africa that have resulted from decades of interventions, particularly the shrinking of the commonage through capture of extensive tracts of lands by ...

Conversations with Ahtisaari

"Conversations with Ahtisaari is a small tribute to a great mediator, Martti Ahtisaari, and his steadfast commitment to peace throughout the world. From Namibia to Kosovo, the 2008 Nobel Peace Laureate and former president of Finland has played an...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 34

This record contains extracts from statements made by ministers, letters, speeches, addresses, press briefings, reports, documents, proclamations, press statements, resolutions and declarations. These articles cover issues on foreign policy, apart...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record No 38

This edition covers the agreement to exchange trade representatives between South Africa and Swaziland. The next section includes remarks, declarations and statements concerning the relationship between South Africa and Mozambique. The section on ...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 24

At the opening of the first Parliament of Zimbabwe, President Canaan Banana delivered a ‘Presidential Directive’ for the development of Zimbabwe. In an address to the UN General Assembly the Zimbabwean Prime Minister urged the Zimbabwean governmen...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record No 23

This edition focuses on the negotiations concerning SWA/Namibia. The articles cover statements from prominent political leaders, reports from the UN Secretary General concerning the implementation of Security Council Resolutions and several letter...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record No 54

This edition has an extract from an interview with Chester Crocker reviewing the United States/Africa Policy. It addresses the statement from South Africa on relations with Mozambique and includes two items on Mrs Margaret Thatcher from the United...

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 ...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record No 37

The contents of this Record includes background on the Cahora Bassa project as well as statements from Mozambique and South Africa on the project. It also contains messages and proposals on the Namibian problems and a testimony on US policy toward...

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 ...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record No 3

This edition of the Record contains extracts from an address entitled" The Union and the emergent states of Africa' on the developments in South Africa and Africa in the apartheid years, the Winds of change speech from the Prime Minister of the UK...

Community Conservancies in Namibia: An Effective Institutional Model for Commons Management?

"Common property resources (CPRs) remain of great significance for livelihoods among rural and poor communities of the world. CPRs are particularly important because in many contexts they remain resources of last resort since they provide grazing...

Contested Paradigms of 'Viability' in Redistributive Land Reform: Perspectives from Southern Africa

"‘Viability’ is a key term in debates about land reform in southern African and beyond, and is used in relation to both individual projects and programmes. ‘Viability’ connotes ‘successful’ and ‘sustainable’ - but what is meant by viability in rel...

Other Facets no 32

In ‘Kimberley Process Plenary in Namibia: rearranging the deck chairs?’ Israel was chosen to lead the KP in 2010, with the Democratic Republic of Congo being elected Vice-Chair. The choice of Israel brings the promise that it will champion some re...

CBNRM, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Livelihoods: Developing Criteria for Evaluating the Contribution of CBNRM to Poverty Reduction and Alleviation in Southern Africa

"This research paper explores the relationships between community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), poverty reduction/alleviation and rural livelihoods. The objectives of this paper are as follows: • to explore the current understanding...

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