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Peace agreements and durable peace in Africa

"The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) held a workshop in Durban, South Africa on 14 and 15 September 2009. The theme of the workshop was ‘Peace Agreements and Durable Peace in Africa’. The aim of the workshop wa...

Development Policy Option for Africa in the Context of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements

"In this paper, we provide a brief summary of the emerging challenges for African development options and the implications of the emerging external environment for these options. In Section 2, we discuss the background of the African development ...

Local Government Fiscal Operations in Nigeria

"The paper describes and analyses fiscal operations at the local level in order to improve understanding of fiscal federalism in Nigeria. The paper also tries to ascertain whether fiscal imbalances observed at both federal and state arms of govern...

The Proposed SADC Parliament Old Wine in New Bottles or an Ideal Whose Time has Come?

"This study explores whether in approving the establishment of the SADC PF as a consultative assembly, the Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government (Summit) consciously envisaged the establishment, in the long term, of a regional parliament ...

Southern African Regionalism: Prospects for the success of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

"The African sub-continent continues to receive much attention from the international community as it strives towards economic development and integration. With the changing global economy, encouraged by the rapidly evolving process of globalisat...

South Africa's Trade Policy: Regional Perspectives for Global Success

"South African regional trade and development policy is at a critical juncture in its unique history. Having broken from its apartheid past, South Africa is moving slowly towards charting new public policy. Trade policy is one facet set to under...

Influence of the Fiscal System on Income Distribution in Regions and Small Areas: Microsimulated CGE Model for Côte d'Ivoire

"The objective of this paper is to examine how a small open economy such as Côte d’Ivoire (CI) can obtain growth-based internal tax resources, and how the tax system affects households and individuals through relative prices. A microsimulated CGE ...

Regional Integration in the ECOWAS Region: Challenges and Opportunities

"The originating concept of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which is to facilitate free movement of persons and goods within the West African sub-region, has remained largely elusive over time. Prioritization of national i...

Accelerated Development in Southern Africa

"The articles in this volume are based on papers presented at a Conference held at Jan Smuts House, Johannesburg, from 21 March to 25 March 1972. After the introductory chapter, Part One deals with certain basic dimensions of development in eight ...

Constructive Engagement at Mid-Term

This is an address by the United States Ambassador to South Africa on industrial growth and constructive engagement. He suggests that ‘constructive engagement is a regional policy, directed not at South Africa alone, but all of Southern Africa. Pr...

Monitoring Economic Integration in SADC, 2006/2007: Overlapping Memberships of Regional Economic Arrangements and EPA Configurations in Southern Africa

"The 2006-2007 version of Monitoring SADC has focused primarily on overlapping memberships within Southern Africa. Both in the context of regional integration blocks and within the framework of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA's)that are being...

South Africa's External Economic Relations New Initiatives in a Changing Environment

"As a well-developed industrial country which has important mineral, agricultural and industrial products for export, and offers a growing market for a variety of sophisticated imports and a profitable and promising field for investment, South Afr...

Regional Co-operation: The Record and Outlook

"This publication brings together the various papers delivered at the Conference, which was held in Cape Town on 6 and 7 March 1984. The views presented on the experience of international co-operation in various regions of the world and the prospe...

The US View of South Africa

"For some time now, Americans have been coming to South Africa to celebrate with you the end of apartheid. That has been our great privilege, and it is mine, too. But we have new work to do. The victory of freedom has opened new challenges for yo...

From Inspiration to Implementation: Challenges facing South Africa

The birth of the new South Africa brought hope not only for South Africans, but also for sub-Saharan Africa. South Africa is committed to reconciliation and creating a more equal society. While much has been done on the political front to dismant...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 46

The first document represents an initial attempt by the SADCC Industry and Trade sector to compile and up–date investment policies and mechanisms of SADCC member states. The second article cover the Preferential Trade Agreement for the purpose of ...

Africa’s International Borders as Potential Sources of Conflict and Future Threats to Peace and Security

"This paper examines the potential of Africa’s international boundaries as sources of conflict and future threats to peace and security on the continent. It argues that although border-related inter-state conflicts have been displaced by governan...

Economic Partnership Agreements and Intellectual Property Rights Protection: Challenges for the Southern African Development Community Region

"The signing of the comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) by the European Community (EC) and Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries covering a wide range of issues, including intellectual property (IP) provisions, has the potential t...

What Does the Future Hold for SACU? From Own Goal to Laduma! Scenarios for the Future of the Southern African Customs Union

"A group of Southern African Customs Union (SACU) experts and interested parties recently participated in a scenario-planning exercise on the future of SACU. This paper gives an account of the scenarios developed, which range from SACU collapsing ...

Brazil as an Regional Power in Latin America or South America?

This briefing, part history of ideas, part history of international relations, provides historical background to Brazil’s emergence as a regional power. It argues that Brazil never considered itself an integral part of Latin America which, for Bra...

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