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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...

The accord of Nkomati: Context and content

"The purpose of the present article is to focus on the Accord of Nkomati in the broader context of Southern African relations, to analyse its content and to compare it with the other non-aggression agreements concluded by South Africa. Part of ...

International relations in Southern Africa

"The aim of this Symposium on International Relations in Southern Africa was to place in perspective South Africa's relations with those states which can be included within the general geographical area of Southern Africa. The first paper deals w...

SADCC: a post-Nkomati evaluation

"Since 1979 two moves have been made to promote greater economic interaction and co-operation among the countries of Southern Africa. These are the South African government's proposal for a Constellation of Southern African States (CONSAS) and the...

IBSA Six Years On: Co-operation in a New Global Order

Six years after its launch, officials can no longer claim that the India–Brazil–South Africa (IBSA) Forum is still in its infancy. It is time to evaluate results and missed opportunities to provide a balanced assessment. In the wake of an inter...

Brazil as a Regional and Emerging Global Power

Since the year 2000, Brazilian foreign policy has expanded dramatically on the back of the country’s growing material wealth. Changes in the international system helped too. The global balance of power became more open to large developing states, ...

The Constellation of Southern African States and the Southern African Development Co-Ordination Council: Towards a new regional stalemate?

"The object of this study is to examine some of the implications for Southern Africa of the existence of two separate groupings of states in the region. The origins and development of CONSAS and SADCC will be considered in turn. A comparison will ...

Suid Afrika: 'n onverbonde buitelandse beleidsrigting

It is suggested that South Africa should rather pursue a policy of flexible response, combining the best elements of a three dimensional option namely meaningful technical-functional cooperation on a regional level, and domestic policy adjustments...

The Commonwealth in the 21st Century

"The Commonwealth has a number of strengths, among them the very fact that its varied membership, commodities and trans-regional nature prevent it from becoming a vehicle for any narrow interest or fleetingly fashionable ideology. Nevertheless, a ...

Morocco and South Africa globalisation, development and pivotal states

Both Morocco and South Africa are key states in their respective regions in an age when regional integration is both a stepping stone to fuel global participation and competitiveness for African development. This paper then focus on the similariti...

The not so brave new world! Problems and prospects of regional integration in Post-Apartheid Southern Africa

This report describes regional economic integration in post-apartheid Southern Africa. Various problems in the SADCC region are evaluated, and assumptions about the South African economy are explored, including future growth and redistribution opt...

What do we think? A survey of white opinion on foreign policy issues no 6

This document describes the results of a survey of white opinion on South African foreign policy issues. The objective was to establish shifts in political views since the last survey two years ago in 1990. It investigated perceptions of domestic ...

The internationalisation of regional conflict - the case of Angola

This brief report describes the increasing internationalization of the conflict in Angola. The conflict has been fuelled by foreign support to both sides, with the Soviet Union supporting the MPLA, and the United States as well as South Africa aid...

Conflict in the Horn of Africa: Background and outlook

This Brief Report describes the conflict in the Horn of Africa, which serves as a communications route to the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle East. The report describes the situation in Ethiopia, which has historically dominated the region and...

Political Integration and Democratisation in Southern Africa: Progress, Problems and Prospects

"This study is concerned with the concept and praxis of regionalism in Southern Africa with a deliberate focus on the deepening of political integration through democratisation. This report is divided into various sections. The second section focu...

Regional integration in Southern Africa: Mozambique and Zimbabwe

"This is the third and final paper in a series which examines the question of regional integration, looking specifically at selected Southern African states, in this case Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In doing so, it highlights both the difficulties of...

Brazil - South Africa: Two of a kind? Policy challenges and opportunities

"After years of euro-centricity and international isolation had obscured Brazil from South African international priorities, President Fernando Henrique Cardoso's visit in late November 1996 placed this Atlantic neighbour squarely on South African...

Malawi: The beginning of the post-Banda era

"Two issues dominate any current debate on Malawi: the question of who is to succeed the octogenarian Life President, Dr Hastings Banda and a fear that further regional instability may cause greater harm to Malawi's already ailing, landlocked eco...

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