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The development of Africa and the role of outside powers

"If today we focus our attention on our continent and its relations with foreign powers we must ask ourselves several questions - questions which demand our serious attention. Colonial powers launched African independence in the early sixties with...

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...

Zambia moves into the forefront of the Rhodesian conflict

This paper has as its theme the struggle for independence in Rhodesia. The process to gain independence was not an easy one as sanctions had an adverse effect on the development of Rhodesia. The refusal of the United Nations to talk to the illegal...

Zambia

"I drew attention in June to the compulsion or temptation - I am not sure which it was - which led Zambian ministers to be the first to proclaim the failure of existing sanctions against Rhodesia, possibly in order to be able simultaneously to de...

Repercussions: Zambia, Rhodesia and South West Africa

In this report the author is discussing the problems of 3 different countries, namely Zambia, Rhodesia and South West Africa. The slow deterioration of Zambia's economy after their decision to move against Rhodesia is not at an end. Numerous probl...

Rhodesia - after the tiger

"Much of the confusion which attended the failure of the Talks on the Tiger in December last, and the subsequent rejection by the Rhodesian Government of the terms of the draft memorandum for a settlement, was due to the attempt to deal in one d...

Rhodesia: the opening of negotiations

It is essential that the negotiations around the independence of Rhodesia is increasing. Several discussions between different parties has been taking place and the sanction card was exhausted but still no agreement was reached. The possiblity of ...

Rhodesia in mid-1967

This report covers the visit and survey by Lord Alport to Rhodesia during the 1960. This visit came as a surprise to the Rhodesian government as the Economic survey of Mr Wilson for 1966 was just laid before parliament. In this survey certain r...

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 Kremlin, The world revolutionary process and African "National Liberation Movements"

The world revolutionary process has gathered momentum over the last few years and with that also the national liberation movements based on the Marxist-Leninist ideologies. The motive of the Communist party was to forge a unity of the revolutionar...

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...

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...

The DRC at 50: Confronting the Challenges of Peace and Territorial Consolidation

"On 30 June 2010 the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) celebrated 50 years of independence from colonial rule. At 50, the country is torn between competing and contradictory internal forces as it tries to negotiate a path towards self understandi...

Namibia since Geneva

"The purpose of this paper is to reflect on diplomatic efforts by the Western powers to reach a negotiated settlement of the Namibian saga. Understandably one can only reflect on the major features of what has become a lengthy diplomatic soap o...

South West Africa/Namibia: The south African Government's response to the U.N Secretary-General's report on teh implementation of the Western proposal

This is the statement of the Prime Minister John Vorster on the issue of South West Africa in 1978. South West Africa was administered as a mandated territory and since 1946 South Africa made it their policy to continue the administering. The Sout...

The Republic of Transkei two years of independence 1976 - 1978

This report accentuates the difficulties facing the Transkei after independence. Industrial and agricultural development is the main growth points. However the prediction for growth in the agricultural sector did not realize and to become self-s...

"Namibia and human rights" A report on the Dakar Conference and its implications for the South West Africa Issue

This paper explains the issue that was discussed at the Conference in Dakar on Namibia and human rights. However the main focus of the conference was the South African administering or occupation of South West Africa and the issues around the with...

The implications of Transkeian independence

The independence of Transkei will become a reality in October 1976. For South Africa the most important implication of independence will be the influence on the Government policy but successful and peaceful independence could also influence the ...

The economic problems and policies of South Africa's neighbouring black African states

"Westerners tend to assume that the newly independent states of Africa are somehow, morally bound to make economic development their first and foremost priority. However, to Africans, no less than to other people, independence means to be master ...

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...

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