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SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 41

This issue of Southern Africa record focuses on Southern Africa and in particular on Nigeria, Angola and Mozambique. Extracts from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in October 1985 is published and this include the agreement between So...

The Commonwealth After Harare

"The rapidly changing international environment confronts not only governments but international organizations of which they are members with new situations and challenges, and the Commonwealth is certainly no exception. A body whose membership is...

South Africa and the Commonwealth: Return of the Prodigal?

Peter Henshaw takes a critical look at the reasons for South Africa’s return to the Commonwealth. South Africa was excluded from the Commonwealth in 1961 and treated with hostility since then. He also continues to describe the expansion of the Com...

Into Africa: Make Way for A Forceful Lady

British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher will undertake a tour of Four African states, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana. Her tour is significant for the following reasons, it follows in the wake of important diplomatic movement, it build...

Current Developments In Portugal And Its African Provinces, With Special Reference To Mozambique And Relations With South Africa

“There is instability and conflicts which exist in various parts of the world, where super powers are not directly involved. Southern Africa has great opportunities and great assets but we must learn to use them, and this challenge involves adapta...

Text Of An Address By Sir Roy Welensky

Sir Roy Welensky talks about the relations between the Commonwealth, South Africa, the former then Rhodesia, Portuguese African States and Pan-Africanism and how it affects us.

The 1979 Commonwealth Conference : the triumph of quiet diplomacy

“The Commonwealth has, in the past two decades, faced several major up-heavals which threatened its very existence. The omens for the Commonwealth Conference held in Lusaka in early August 1979 were probably as bad as in 1961 when South Africa’s c...

South Africa and the Commonwealth political, strategic, economic

This paper is divided into three sections. In the first part the political situation in South Africa is discussed and background is given on the political parties of the time. The relationship of South Africa with Britain is given attention as Bri...

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 ...

South African defence and the Commonwealth

This paper is examining the defence mechanism in South Africa with regard to the Commonwealth defence co-operation. Several countries had defence pacts that would give them assistance in times of war, however South Africa never had such a co-opera...

British policy towards Southern Africa: Lord Carrington's United Nations speech

On 25 September 1979, the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Lord Carrington, spoke in the General Debate on world affairs at the current session of the U.N. General Assembly. Concerning Rhodesia, Lord Carrington maintained that B...

U.D.I. in Rhodesia

In this paper the focus is mainly on Rhodesia and the economic sanctions. However the background to the Commonwealth in connection with British rule is being described and followed by the dilemma Rhodesia faced because of the Labour Party. The pol...

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 ...

The Commonwealth and South Africa: Sanctions & CO Unlimited?

This report describes disagreements among Commonwealth Committee of Foreign Ministers on Southern Africa (CCFMSA) member states concerning the possible tightening of sanctions based on the Hanlon Report, which recommends steps to secure an eventua...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 63

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: AFRICA – GENERAL: African Charter for Popular Participation in Development and Transformation, Arusha, Tanzania, 12-16 February 1990; The Abidjan Declaration on Debt Relief, Recovery and De...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 44

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: •Non-Aligned Movement: Harare Conference, Aug./Sept. 1986. Extracts from Keynote Address by R.G. Mugabe and from Political Declaration. •South Africa and the United States: Draft Sanc...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 49

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: •USSR—Foreign Policy and Southern Africa -Extracts from M.S. Gorbachev’s 25 February 1986 landmark address to the 27th Congress of the CPSU. -Extracts from M.S. Gorbachev’s 2 November ...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 7, no. 2, 1975

This newsletter contains eight articles by various authors. Peter Rogge’s article describes changes in Europe’s industrial structure in terms of historical changes, changes in the structure of industries, and changes in the structure between di...

The Commonwealth, Nigeria and South Africa

Nigeria has been a matter of International concern as it is a divided country with a history of instability and conflict, including civil war. This paper describes the situation that existed in 1995 at the commonwealth conference and the outcomes ...

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit Melbourne, Australia, September 30 - October 7, 1981

"The 30-year old Commonwealth of Nations recently held their biennial Heads of Government Summit in Melbourne. The Commonwealth is a free association of 45 states and, with a total population of 900-million, makes up roughly a quarter of the world...

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