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Rhodesia - the tide turns

In June 1966 the sanctions against Rhodesia was forcing the economy of Rhodesia to a standstill. However the six principles that the British government wanted Rhodesia to accept would mean complete surrender by the Smith government. In July the tone…

Rhodesia rides a tiger

This paper focuses on the process undertaken to negotiate independence for Rhodesia before the formal negotiation on the H M S Tiger and what happened after the negotiations ended. In the first period before the formal process started proposals fro…

Rhodesia: Quo Vadis?

The document starts by giving background on Rhodesia’s past from 1922 until the present, then discusses its present and possible future. The author believes that it is in the best interests of all Rhodesians to reach an agreement with the British Go…

Settlement of the Namibian dispute: A question of political will

This brief report describes recent problems that held up implementation of the Western-sponsored UN plan for Namibian independence, whose success depends on the degree of political will and determination on the part of the contending parties. Future…

East Germans in Angola

This brief report deals with three topics: the presence of East German paratroops in Angola, possible reasons for Mr Kaunda’s muted response to Rhodesian raids into Zambia, and the international implications of the upcoming elections in South West A…

Namibia and the sanctions controversy

The Foreign Minister’s European visit culminated on his return with statements about possible sanctions. The controversy obscured the realities of continuing negotiations on Namibia, and confused the public by implying that negotiations will be poin…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 56

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: • South Africa, Namibia and Angola - Texts of UN Security Council Resolution 628 and 629, 16 January 1989 ; 632, 16 February 1989. - Text of UN Council for Namibia Decree No. 1. - Tex…

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 8, no. 1, 1976

This newsletter contains four articles and three brief reports: Ian M. Hume’s article discusses the World Bank and its assistance to Africa. It gives a general outline of the Bank and its structural framework and structure of operations before focus…

Détente or aggression? - South Africa's Namibian policy

This paper explains that Namibian independence is determined by South African interests in the region, and that Namibian independence will only happen when South Africa wants it, according to its preconditions. The weak link in South Africa’s region…

Madagascar

This article gives background information on the island of Madagascar. It describes the geography and climate, its population, political organization, and history from its discovery by the Portuguese to independence in 1960 under President Tsirane. …

The future of South West Africa/Namibia a symposium

This paper contains the texts of the four brief introductory statements at a Symposium on “The Future of South West Africa/Namibia”, held at Jan Smuts House in Johannesburg on 25 July 1977. These statements cover the current negotiations in the cont…

Seen from South Africa: Short studies of current International problems

This document includes short studies of the following current international problems as seen from a South African perspective: • The balance of terror. • The United Nations General Assembly. • The Commonwealth and the common market. • Interna…

South West Africa and the international court: Two viewpoints on the 1971 advisory opinion

This document concerns the 1971 Advisory Proceedings on South West Africa in the International Court. The Court proceedings derived from political disputes at the United Nations. Arguments against South Africa were based on an anti-colonial campaig…

The Rhodesian agreement: Aspects and prospects

This document describes aspects and prospects of the Agreement signed in Salisbury on 3 March, 1978, which marked a milestone towards majority rule in Rhodesia. The Agreement was a remarkable achievement, because the negotiating parties succeeded wh…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 58

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: • Namibia - Extracts from the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia, effective 21 March 1990. - Statement by the UN Secretary-General, Dr. Perez de Cuellar, at Namibia Independence ce…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 2, 1978

This international affairs bulletin contains four articles: Hedley Bull’s article concerns the relationship between the West and South Africa, which is more tense than ever before. This article inquires into reasons for Western hostility towards So…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 1, 1978

This international affairs bulletin contains the following articles: H.F. Oppenheimer’s article describes the relationship between the state and the individual in southern Africa. In South Africa, rather than the relationship between races, one sho…

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. …

Africa in 2004

"This paper comprises a summary of significant milestones in Africa and also viewing new events that lies ahead. Some of the subjects covered in brief are as follows: Elections in Algeria,Mozambique and Malawi, A decade of democracy in South Africa…

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 one.…

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