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South Africa and the Tide of World Affairs

"For the last five months of last year I was visiting institutes of international affairs and university centres of international and African studies in the United States and Canada, in Britain, Holland, France, Belgium and Western Germany. In all …

Soft Targets: Xenophobia, Public Violence and Changing Attitudes to Migrants in South Africa after May 2008

"The post-apartheid history of antipathy towards migrants and refugees is pronounced and well documented. A study by SAMP in 2006 of citizens’ attitudes to migrants reached the gloomy conclusion that South Africa continued to be a society in which x…

The Rainbow Myth: Dreaming of a Post-Racial South African Society

South Africa's transition from the racist apartheid regime to a democratic rainbow nation in 1994 has been admired worldwide. Its apparently peaceful reconciliation and emerging economic power made South Africa a global player. Nevertheless, with th…

Resolutions of the Third Conference of Non-Aligned States

“The Third Summit Conference of Non-Aligned States was held in Lusaka, Namibia. A series of resolutions (some in the form of declarations or statements) was issued after the Conference, and the texts of most of these resolutions are reproduced in fu…

Race, growth and development

"In reflecting on the meeting as a whole, CDE raised several issues: The first being; whether policies of racial redress were impeding the drive for growth and development. There was no exploration of the content and consequences of present policies…

Perspectives on negotiations: Two views on the process

This document contains two articles: The first article, by Dr. Oscar Dumisani Dhlomo, discusses the current South African situation, particularly Natal. The Pretoria Minute (6 August 1990) between the South African Government and the African Nation…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 2, 1977

This International Affairs Bulletin contains the following articles: Donald Baker’s article describes US perspectives on development in southern Africa. US policy towards Southern Africa is being transformed. Policy changes can be detected in three…

Address by mr Harry Oppenheimer to the South Africa Club Savoy Hotel, London. Wednesday 17th April 1984

This background briefing emphasises that reform should come about peacefully. Violent means and peaceful means are not alternative ways of reaching the same objective; they lead to different results. South Africa’s problems are uniquely difficult, a…

The Rhodesian agreement: Aspects and prospects

This document describes aspects and prospects of the Agreement signed in Salisbury on 3 March, 1978, which marked a milestone towards majority rule in Rhodesia. The Agreement was a remarkable achievement, because the negotiating parties succeeded wh…

‘Volk’, Faith and Fatherland: The Security threat posed by the white right

"The bulk of the monograph focuses on the Afrikaner right, and in sections of the monograph ‘white right’ and ‘Afrikaner right’ are used interchangeably. Adam and Moodley point out that the extreme white right is but a small component of the broad w…

Senator Nancy Kassebaum on American African policies

This background briefing contains the text of an article by Senator Nancy Kassebaum which appeared in the Washington Star of 10 June 1981, as well as the text of an interview with Senator Kassebaum which appeared in the July-August issue of Africa R…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 45

An extract from Treaty on the Lesotho Highlands Water project between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho is contained in this volume. It also includes text on the final Bill of “the Comprehens…

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…

South Africa in the American mind

It is neccessary to focus on the fluctuating American policy towards South Africa to explain the American attitude. Before the Second World War South Africa did not exist for Americans but gradually after that Americans became aware of South Africa.…

Apartheid under pressure: An address by H F Oppenheimer

In his address to the Foreign Policy Association Mr. Harry Oppenheimer explained the South African government’s policy of Apartheid and what the implications of this policy had been on the people of South Africa and how the changes to Apartheid came…

The security situation in Southern Africa

The confrontation between the “White-South” of Africa and the various guerilla forces lined up against it began thirteen years ago in the north of Angola, and this is no longer a remote affair. The problem of race and colour is not unique to South A…

The position of South Africa in the Commonwealth

The precarious position of South Africa in the Commonwealth must be regarded in conjunction with the political situation in South Africa as well as the history that played a role in the development of the political situation. The Commonwealth was an…

Détente in Southern Africa: Two views

Two views are explored in this report. In the first paper an evaluation of détente is explored. The first point has to do with the contrast between the international responses, on the one hand to South Africa, and on the other to inequality and the …

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 1

This document include the folowing articles: Statement by the South African Prime Minister, B.J. Vorster, in the Senate, Cape Town, on 23 October, 1974; Statement by Ambassador R.F. Botha, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Natio…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 10, no. 3, 1986

This International Affairs Bulletin contains three articles by various authors. Andre du Pisani’s article isolates, identifies and describes the features of South Africa’s policies towards Namibia, which are regional in scope and intention and ca…

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