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Southern Africa in retrospect: The views of two foreign correspondents

This paper is the viewpoint of the political situation in South Africa during the 1970s as experienced by two foreign correspondents. They describe the situation in South Africa as they perceived it and how the changes in Zimbabwe and Namibia influe…

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.…

Thinking about South Africa from afar

This paper discusses the foreign policy of the United States towards South Africa and whether sanctions will be beneficial to change the apartheid policy in South Africa. Four scenarios to end apartheid is dicussed namely reformmongering, revolution…

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…

South Africa and selective economic sanctions a Canadian perspective

This document describes economic measures against South Africa from a Canadian perspective. As a respected Western voice on international issues, Canada has increasingly been approached on the issue of South Africa, and it has a degree of influence …

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…

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 6, no. 1, 1974

The first article is the report of the National Chairman, Dr. Leif Egeland, to the Biennial Meeting of the National Executive Council on 14 March 1974. Henry Olivier’s article describes the significance of Cabora Bassa for Southern Africa. Its shor…

SAIIA Newsletter No. 4, 1972

This newsletter contains five articles by various authors. Dr. W. Pfeiffenberger’s article deals with questions concerning South Africa’s relations with the UN, the competence of the latter according to the UN Charter, the political implications …

Can South Africa move beyond race?

The focus of this paper is the racial problems still in existence in South Africa after the 1994 elections. A comparison of race relations in South Africa, Brazil and the United States is justified with regard to similarities and differences. The p…

Continuity and change in South Africa's present and future foreign policy

This occasional paper concerns questions relating to the domestic political, economic and social character of the post-apartheid state, examines a number of assumptions commonly held about South Africa’s foreign policy in the post-apartheid period, …

South Africa at the crossroads: Responding to the winds of change

The document concerns African nationalism and assesses the ability of South Africa’s present regime to resist it. South Africa is virtually isolated and condemned by the world for its racial policies. Thus far, its basic response has been increasing…

Apartheid Grand Corruption Assessing the Scale of Crimes of Profit from 1976 to 1994

"This report attempts to document and describe instances of corruption that we know took place during apartheid and in particular, during the period 1976–1994. Through documented evidence and testimonies of those who have information about this pe…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 57

The Southern Africa Record contains the following text: Speeches by the president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, President Fidel Castro from Cuba in Angola relating to the Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and Hidipo Hamukenya from Swapo on Namibia. …

US-SA Relations after Mandela

US-SA relations are at an important juncture. Sub-Sahara maters to the US government for four reasons, namely National security, Politics, Economy and health. This update focuses on the relationship between SA and US and is looking at the future fo…

South Africa: Reaching Out

According to the conference paper, no country can grow in isolation and the effects can be felt in areas such as trade, political thought, science and technology, culture and sport. World War II saw dramatic changes in the world (economic, technolog…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 27

This issue is on Namibia negotiations. It comprises of a joint statement, press briefing, a statement by the UN Secretary General, and letters from various delegates to the UN Secretary General. It also covers United States and Southern Africa, addr…

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…

Britain's Relation with South Africa

"A great deal of the historical studies of the Anglo-South African relationship are based on the premise that Britain won the war in South Africa in 1902 but was impotent in the face of local white assertion. The main aim of this paper would be to t…

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