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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…

Rhodesia: Quo Vadis?

The document starts by giving background on Rhodesia’s past from 1922 until the present, then discusses its present and possible future. The author believes that it is in the best interests of all Rhodesians to reach an agreement with the British Go…

Namibia and the sanctions controversy

The Foreign Minister’s European visit culminated on his return with statements about possible sanctions. The controversy obscured the realities of continuing negotiations on Namibia, and confused the public by implying that negotiations will be poin…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 12, no. 1, 1988

This International Affairs Bulletin contains three articles: The article by Hennie Kotzé, Pierre du Toit and Jan Gagiano describes options for the US concerning sanctions and South Africa. It address the argument that sanctions will promote a democ…

Situation Critical: The Anjouan Political Crisis

"The present crisis in Comoros is a contest for political dominance between elitist groups who see their interest being sustained within the framework of centralisation and those who favour a loose federation. Sambi and Bacar are merely point person…

Neither fish nor Fowl(er)? Peace efforts in Angola

Robert Fowler presented the UN Security Council with a 14 point plan designed to strenghten sanctions against the Angolan Rebel movement UNITA. This update explains the current situation in war torn Angola and then describes Fowler's plan for sancti…

The Troubled Road to Peace: Reflections on the Complexities of Resolving the Political Impasse in Madagascar

"Madagascar was thrown into political crisis in 2009 by an unconstitutional change in leadership which replaced Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina as head of state. Over the past four years this crisis deteriorated into a firmly-embedded politic…

Zambia - 1968

Zambia had, by committing without reservation to sanctions against Rhodesia, damaged its economy and caused deteriorating relations with Britain. Although the UN recommended severing economic relations with Rhodesia, Zambia continued importing essen…

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…

Three Months of U.D.I

This article looks at Africa's last three months' activities in terms of Unilateral Declarations of Independence (UDI). It also discusses Mr. Wilson's position on his policy towards Rhodesia and then it focuses on sanctions implemented against Rhode…

South Africa, Britain and Rhodesia

This article touches on the killing of Dr. Verwoerd and South Africa's foreign policy before and after his death and how his death might influence the South African foreign policy with regard to Namibia, Rhodesia and cooperation in the Southern Afri…

Rhodesia - May 1968

The article speaks about how "economic and financial sanctions have failed and that Rhodesia is hacking out its own solution to its constitutional problems." It looks at how "the initial guerrilla attacks have failed and have brought military and po…

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 7, no. 1, 1975

The newsletter starts off with the Director's notes, South Africa's role in Africa and a panel discussion. It then looks at the following articles; Detente and South West Africa, President Kenneth Kaunda's views on Detente, South Africa's approach t…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 59 & 60

This record is on South Africa and the United Nations (UN), Zimbabwe, and South Africa - the Negotiation Process. Under South Africa and the UN there are two topics titled 'Policies of Apartheid of the Government of South Africa - Report of the Secr…

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…

Response to International Pressure: Realistic Options for the Future

In this brief report, Dr RW Bethlehem says that it is neither possible to talk about international pressure without dealing with domestic issues, nor possible to talk, in present circumstances, about economics without also getting involved in politi…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 9, no. 2, 1985

In this issue, the Smuts House Notes follow South Africa’s negotiations as the rapidly deteriorating political and internal security situation has precipitated interest and concern about Pretoria’s domestic policies and South Africa’s place in the w…

Engagement in South Africa: International Monetary Fund Involvement 1990-92

“This paper aims to elucidate the goals of the IMF in South Africa and the impact of its engagement in the country. Whilst the main focus of this article is on the Fund, mention will also be made of the activities of the other Bretton Woods institut…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 1, 1981

Smuts House Notes look at the relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe after Mr Mugabe won the elections of 1979. It then covers topics on Europe’s strategic mineral needs, Economic sanctions as an instrument of policy, Black Africa and the Sovie…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 3, 1978

In this issue, contents include notes on authors and their articles; German Foreign Policy; Salt II and Western Security; the Communist Powers and Africa; Cuba, Angola and the West; Short Term South African Foreign Policy Alternatives; and Implicati…

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