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SACU, Regional Integration and the Overlap Issue in Southern Africa: From Spaghetti to Cannelloni?

"This paper examines the regional integration initiatives underpinning the various southern African RECs, and SACU's relationship to the rationalization of RECs in southern and eastern Africa. Part 2 sketches the institutional frameworks associate...

Textiles and Clothing in SADC: Key Issues and Policy Perspectives

"Industrial sectors across the SADC region differ from one another in terms of size, structure and competitiveness. The shifting of market boundaries and the improvement of market access is going to have a significant impact on the size, structur...

The Tripartite FTA and the Services Sector

"The 26 member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) plan to begin negotiations soon on the creation of a single ‘Tripartite’ f...

Furthering Southern African Integration: Proceedings of the 2008 FOPRISA Annual Conference

"This is the third collection of papers under the FOPRISA conference proceedings series. The papers included here are a general discussion about regional cooperation and integration; monitoring Southern African cooperation and integration and the ...

SADC Barometer Issue 7

This SADC Barometer contains the following articles: Addressing poverty on a global scale. Achieving the millennium development goals in SADC. This article provides an overview of where countries in the sub-region stand, as well as reflects on ...

SADC Barometer Issue 3

"This issue of the SADC Barometer examines the obstacles preventing the region from utilising effectively the infrastructure it has and building what it needs. The main article in this issue warns that SADC lacks a comprehensive plan for filli...

One step forward, two steps back: Reflections on the SADC Organ on politics, defence and security co-operation

"The purpose of this paper is to critically examine one subregional security structure — SADC's Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation. Although emphasis will be placed on the institutional structure of the Organ, the geo-strategic ...

See no evil, hear no evil: The social economy of organised crime in Mozambique

"The rapid growth of organised crime in Southern Africa over the last decade has become a serious concern for both governments and citizens living in the region. In developing countries, organised crime activities exact a high cost in terms of hea...

Dialogue on Political Parties and Governance in the SADC region: Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland and Zimbabwe

"The workshop had an impact on two levels, first it allowed parties with different origins and capacities,levels of development and political cultures to exchange experiences and to share the challenges they face in their respective countries. Th...

EISA Election Observer Mission Report: Zambia Presidential, parliamentary and local government elections 28 September 2006

"This report sets forth the assessment of the EISA Observer Mission to the Zambian tripartite elections of 28 September 2006, including the mission’s findings, analysis and recommendations on the electoral process in all its phases, especially the...

The Impact of Democracy on Public Participation in the SADC Region

"This paper grapples with the complex interconnection and interface between public participation and democratic governance on the African continent in general and South Africa in particular, after a decade of electoral democracy. The first section...

Survey of Electoral Sytems and Reform Imperatives in the SADC Region

"This study reveals that although much progress has been registered since the early 1990’s, a variety of democracy deficits still bedevil efforts towards democratic consolidation. These include, among others, the form and content of electoral syst...

Governance Research Agenda: Towards a Democracy Assessment Framework for Southern Africa

"This paper discusses the utility of research methods in the governance field in the SADC region in particular. The main argument of the paper is that the methods are as good as the outcome of the research exercise. In a word, the poorer the metho...

Interrogating Challenges for Intra-Party Democracy in Southern Africa

"This article investigates the challenges facing political parties for entrenching and institutionalising intra-party democracy. It is abundantly evident that since the 1990s, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has undergone ...

Party Systems in the SADC Region: In Defence of the Dominant Party System

"In short, the paper will demonstrate that a dominant party has both nondemocratic and democratic features in its evolution, although discussion will be limited mostly on the latter. In its deliberations the paper will turn to a few cases of one-...

Consolidating Democratic Governance in the SADC Region : Transitions and Prospects for Consolidation

"The main point of departure for this regional research enterprise is the recognition that the entire African continent and the SADC region in particular, have made tremendous strides towards the embracing and institutionalisation of multi-party...

Dialogue on Political Parties and Governance in the SADC Region: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia

"In this, the second of two workshops, eight countries are covered – Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. The workshops allowed researchers to present their findings and brou...

Assessing Progress on Climate Change Policy and Practice

"This paper investigates climate change policy responses and strategies adopted by the South African government on one hand, and those adopted by SADC as a collective entity on the other. It seeks to assess the level of progress made in terms of t...

Assessing Human Development in SADC: 1990-2008

"This paper assesses the state of progress in human development across selected key development indicators in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. This is a largely descriptive exercise based on a review and presentation of da...

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