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The Strategic Future of the ACP Group in the Aftermath of the Brexit Vote

In spite of the awareness about the campaign to leave the European Union (EU) by the United Kingdom (UK), the global markets showed their vulnerability in the wake of the referendum results on the Brexit of which 51.9% of British voters elected to l…

Brexit: Lessons for Regionalism in Africa

Many European Union (EU) member states and their citizens were shocked by the Brexit outcome, forcing them to re-evaluate the costs and benefits of EU membership. This policy brief addresses the factors that led to the referendum decision and quest…

Final Fixing the Roof While the Sun is Shining Ten Lessons from Country Experiences with Fiscal Policy Rules

Country experiences was reviewed in this paper together with the implementation of fiscal policy rules with the objective of deriving policy relevant lessons for developing countries. To that end, it commenced by discussing what fiscal rules are, an…

Post Apartheid South Africa's Foreign Policy after Two Decades

Following the introduction of democratic rule in South Africa in 1994, Tshwane embarked on a new foreign policy trajectory. In July 2013, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, convened about 50 leading practitioners, sc…

Towards a New Pax Africana: Making, Keeping and Building Peace in Post-Cold War Africa

The main objective of the Stellenbosch seminar was to assess the progress being made in peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peace building by the African Union (AU) and Africa’s regional economic communities (RECs) – the Southern African Development Co…

Tax and the Governance Dividend

Generally it is now an accepted belief that taxation contributes to the quality of governance. There are a number of variants of the broad argument. The most general proposition is that, if governments are dependent on broad general taxation for the…

Brexit : le Plafond de Verre a éclaté en Europe / Brexit : the Glass Ceiling gave in on Europe

The scary thought which was anticipated by Europe for several years, today became a painful reality for all of those attached to Europe. With the broad and unambiguous vote of the British people in favour of leaving the European Union, this situatio…

South Africa and the Commonwealth: Return of the Prodigal?

Peter Henshaw takes a critical look at the reasons for South Africa’s return to the Commonwealth. South Africa was excluded from the Commonwealth in 1961 and treated with hostility since then. He also continues to describe the expansion of the Commo…

Into Africa: Make Way for A Forceful Lady

British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher will undertake a tour of Four African states, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana. Her tour is significant for the following reasons, it follows in the wake of important diplomatic movement, it builds …

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 25 and 26

This issue has extracts concerning Namibia, US and Soviet interests, concerning the loan of locomotives to Zimbabwe and concerning Southern Africa. It also covers Namibia negotiations, extracts concerning United States and Southern Africa and extrac…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 8

This issue consists of extracts from various speeches, statements on Rhodesia by various delegates, an address to the Nation by the Rhodesian Prime Minister as well as a statement concerning Namibia by the U. S Ambassador to the United Nations.

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 18

This issue takes a look at the Rhodesian settlement initiatives through firstly looking at the Constitution of Zimbabwe Rhodesia in 1979. It then goes through statements concerning sanctions by the United States, United Kingdom, the Zimbabwe Rhodesi…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 2, 1982

In this issue, Smuts House notes starts by looking at South Africa’s activity beyond its borders and how Pretoria is involved in upsetting regional security. According to the notes, Pretoria’s security interests are best served by keeping neighbouri…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 3, 1981

This issue of the bulletin looks at Nigeria: from isolation to African leadership; the South African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC) and the South African response; and Revolutionary Warfare examines the notion or revolutionary war as i…

Britain's Relation with South Africa

"A great deal of the historical studies of the Anglo-South African relationship are based on the premise that Britain won the war in South Africa in 1902 but was impotent in the face of local white assertion. The main aim of this paper would be to t…

Reciprocity in Nigerian Foreign Policy (The Akinyemi Doctrine)

"At the All-Nigeria Conference on Foreign Policy held at NIPSS, Kuru in April, 1986, the President and Commander-in-Chief, Major-General Ibahim Babangida, challenged the nation's assembled foreign policy intelligentsia to identify and define Nigeria…

The Comparative Importance to British Businessmen of Trade with South Africa and Trade with the Rest of Africa

This briefing has as its focus the British trade with South Africa and Africa. British companies are being pushed into choices and the choice posed has to be viewed in the context of sanctions against South Africa. Britain is a trading nation becaus…

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 con…

After the Promises: Re-thinking UK Policy in Africa

"Coalition government in the UK is an opportunity to revise policy on Africa. More aid is touted as proof of politicians’ compassion and conscience. But an emerging cross-party consensus has ignored significant policy failures. Democracy, trade, tec…

Rhodesia - the tide turns

In June 1966 the sanctions against Rhodesia was forcing the economy of Rhodesia to a standstill. However the six principles that the British government wanted Rhodesia to accept would mean complete surrender by the Smith government. In July the tone…

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