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Trade Policy, Protectionism and the Global Economic Crisis

"This discussion has been among a group of like-minded people who generally see the benefits of free trade. But that view is not necessarily widely held in the broader society, where protectionism attracts a lot of support. That’s why we need to ...

Chinese Economic and Trade Co-operation Zones in Africa : The Case of Mauritius

"The project seeks to develop an understanding of the motives, rationale and institutional structures guiding China’s Africa policy, and to study China’s growing power and influence so that they will help rather than hinder development in Africa. ...

Sudan’s Foreign Relations with Asia China and the Politics of ‘looking east’

"This paper contextualises the position of China in Sudan today. It offers a general account aimed at capturing key trends, providing a snapshot of the dynamic landscape of Sudanese politics. China’s role in Sudan has received wide attention, not...

Iran: Will the new president make a difference? (The ongoing battle of wills with the US)

This report discusses the Iranian situation and the presidential elections that took place in 2005. The newly elected president is known for his conservatist approach and will focus on the economic issues for Iran and the challenge of how to deal ...

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 dem...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 5, no. 3, 1973

This newsletter contains seven articles and three brief reports. The first article, by Leif Egeland, discusses the development of the South African Institute of International Affairs, and welcomes support by members to secure its future. The s...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 5, no. 2, 1973

This newsletter contains five articles and three brief reports: Alexandre Aramoun’s article concerns Lebanon’s position in the Middle East, looking at Lebanon’s current politics as well as its history since 1516 to the present, considering the ...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1, 1977

This International Affairs Bulletin contains five articles: James Mayall’s article deals with Soviet and Chinese policies in Africa. It concentrates on Southern Africa, but Soviet and Chinese policies in the sub-continent should be related to the...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 61

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: • South Africa - Address by State President F.W. de Klerk at the opening of the Third Session of the Ninth parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Friday 1 February 1991. • Namib...

My kingdom for an Ore: Japanese relations with South Africa

"Japan-South Africa relations have always been dominated by Japan's need for raw materials to supply its huge manufacturing machine, regardless of changing political circumstances in South Africa. The result has been a typical North-South relation...

Madagascar and SADC: The 15th member?

"In 1997, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) broke its self-imposed moratorium on membership by inviting the newly-created Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Seychelles as the 13th and 14th members. At the time there was specu...

SA & Brazil: Towards an FTA

The visit from the Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs had as its purpose to discuss the establishing of a free trade agreement between South Africa and Brazil. Both Brazil and SA were disillusioned at the inconclusive World Trade Organisation M...

A special study on: The SADC Economies - waiting for South Africa

This paper is presenting an overview of the economic position, policies and problems of the SADC countries. Rapid political change in South Africa itself has prompted a section on South Africa’s economic relations with the region. An economic summ...

Uganda and Rwanda: The Rocky alliance

Until recently, good relations between Uganda and its neighbour Rwanda were taken for granted. Museveni and Kagame openly intervened to overthrow the dictatorial regime of President Mobutu of Zaire. However, in mid-August 1999 a clash in the town ...

From isolation to integration? : The South African economy in the 1990s

Presents the proceedings of a conference entitled 'South Africa in the Global Economy' which was held from 11-12 July 1996. The conference was held to help locate and understand South Africa's position in the context of the continent's developmen...

Dialogue in Africa

Looks back at past developments over ten years against the growing isolation of South Africa in the early sixties. Also reflects on the threats of isolation which continued in various areas of South African foreign relations

South Africa in the global economy

"This book examines South Africa's international economic relations. The impact of the Republic's domestic needs, its role as an African power and the evolving nature of the global economic system are all considered as the country strives to provi...

Zambia: Between bombs and economic betterment

"FIVE BOMB BLASTS rocked the Zambian capital, Lusaka, on Sunday 28 February 1999. One exploded at the Angolan Embassy, others being aimed mainly at infrastructure targets. The last time Zambia experienced this sort of violence was ahead of the 199...

eAfrica: The electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 3, February 2005

In this volume the main focus is on China and the influence that China has on Africa with regard to the textile industry and what this will mean for economic relationships in Africa. Africa is reluctant to democratize as only one opposition party ...

Angola's strategic co-operation with the BRIC Countries

"The new millennium has marked a new era for Angola. The restoration of peace and security has enabled the government to focus on economic growth and social development. Accordingly, Angola’s foreign policy has required re-defining, especially wit...

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