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South Africa and the Indian Ocean Rim

"From 9-11 September 1996, an intergovernmental meeting will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius, during which, some parties hope, a charter will be adopted, bringing an Indian Ocean Rim Economic Association officially into being. This meeting will ...

SADC Trade in Services: Negotiating the National Interest

"The paper begins with a review of the role of the service industry in the SADC economy, focusing on its GDP, employment, trade and investment. It identifies three major sectors for illustrative evaluation, namely transportation, financial and t...

The Sicomines Agreement: Change and Continuity in the Democratic Republic of Congo's International Relations

The Sicomines multibillion minerals-for-infrastructure deal was struck in 2007 between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and China. The paper investigates the drivers behind the original conception of the agreement, outlines the structure of ...

Socio-economic Problems Facing Africa: Insights from six APRM Country Review Reports

"The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) tries to identify both problems facing participating countries and solutions to these problems. This paper seeks to identify common socio-economic development problems revealed in six African countries th...

Cuba, Angola and the West

Developments in Angola are likely to have an impact not only on South West Africa but also on changing foreign policy perceptions of both East and West towards Southern African problems. Any discussion on Angola must take cognizance of the role p...

Sub-Sahara Africa 1970: the main trends

"Three major trends dominate sub-Sahara Africa today: greater stability in the major Black African states, the growing power of White Southern Africa, and except for France, the relative disinterest of the Great Powers in the area." These trend...

South African policy towards Basutoland

Basutoland is completely surrounded by South Africa but essentially African territory with practically no European community. The basis of the economy is stock rearing, peasant agriculture and the main income comes from workers residing in South A...

Problems of Southern Africa

These four lectures were given by Professor Cockram in 1963. The topic for these lectures were the Southern African region namely Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland, South West Africa and South Africa. For every state t...

Rhodesia Present problems and future prospects

"Any discussion of the present, problems and future, prospects of Rhodesia falls naturally into three parts, political, social and economic and although inevitably the boundaries between these become shaded from time to time, I shall endeavour to...

The experience of South African firms doing business in Africa: a preliminary survey and analysis

"A key challenge for Africa in the 21st century is to develop an enabling business environment. This is a clear objective of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad). Business, it is presumed, can provide the necessary impetus to unlo...

Africa after Cancun Trade negotiations in uncertain times

"This trade policy report sets out to understand and demystify the failed September 2003 World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Cancun, Mexico. The collection begins with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda arguing that what Africa...

SAIIA Newsletter No. 5, 1970

This newsletter contains four articles and two brief reports: Luciano Tomassini’s article concerns Latin American nationalism in the light of the Consensus of Vina del Mar, where the Latin American governments concluded that the domestic effort...

Mozambique: A lasting peace?

"Mozambique is perhaps the most successful state in the region in terms of its recent economic progress.Yet as one makes one's way from the airport to downtown Maputo, one is immediately struck by the image of two opposed worlds collapsed into on...

eAfrica: The Electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 3, November 2005

This paper deals with climate change and the influence it will have on the livelihood of Africans. It also looks at the renewable energy option and carbon emissions. Calestous Juma argues that Africa's development changes and the rising interest i...

Lesotho in 2019: Looking Back to Find a Way Forward

Lesotho’s internal strife has long been a headache for SADC. The regional organisation’s most recent engagement, the SADC Preventative Mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho (SAPMIL), is credited with bringing security and relative calm to the mountain...

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