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Survey of the Capacity Needs of Africa's Regional Economic Communities and Strategies for Addressing them

The second Capacity Survey of the Regional Economic Communities in Africa aims to reassess the capacity needs of the eight RECs in African Union (AU) member states in line with their new strategic thrusts and prospective development imperatives. It …

The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in SADC

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), hosted a two-day policy advisory group seminar on the theme “The Implementation of the Regional Integration Agenda in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)”. The meeting brought together about 30…

Region Building and Peace building in Southern Africa

The Botswana seminar assessed key issues on region-building and peace building in Southern Africa, while analyzing South Africa's leadership role in the sub-region. Several recommendations resulted from the two day seminar on “Region-Building and Pe…

Southern African Development Community Health Policy: Under Construction

Regional health policy in Southern Africa is still under construction. The SADC Protocol on Health, signed in 1999, lays the cornerstone for health development in the region. A pressing issue in the SADC region is a lack of coordinated access to hea…

Comparing SADC and UNASUR Regional Health Governance and Policy

For many years regional organisations were regarded as entities driven mainly by the goals of trade liberalisation, market creation, and in certain instances security communities. After the 1990s many regional organisations widened their mandates …

Trust, Time and Participatory Research in Regional Social Policymaking: The African Union and Southern African Development Community

This paper reports two empirical studies undertaken in 2012 and 2014 both of which examine the extent to which International Organisations have argued for and helped to develop regional social policies in regional associations of government in Afr…

Improving SADC Responses to Bring Peace to the DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to skirt crisis, as the elections first postponed in 2016 to December 2017 appear once again to be postponed indefinitely. Amid opposition accusations that he is clinging to power, President Joseph Ka…

The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in SADC / Seminar Report

This paper discussed the two-day policy advisory group seminar with the theme : “The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)”. The meeting brought together about 30 key policymakers,…

Governance and Security Challenges in Post Apartheid Southern Africa

This report by the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, considers the key governance and security challenges facing Southern Africa, with a focus on the 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) sub-region’s…

Post Conflict Reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

This seminar report with the theme “Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)”, was held in response to a request from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat in Botswana and assessed the cha…

Regionalism in the Southern African Development Community: Integration for Better Health?

In this paper we are particularly interested in how health impacts on or is impacted by this nexus of regional political, economic, and security interests. There are few areas of study that are more demonstrably and directly concerned with issues …

Regional Integration in Southern Africa: Strengthening Participatory Governance in SADC

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a policy advisory group seminar on the theme “Regional Integration in Southern Africa: Strengthening Participatory Governance in the Southern African Development Community (…

The Experience and Challenges of Women in the SADC Region: The Case of Trade and Agriculture Sectors

The trade and agricultural sectors play a key role in socio-economic development of the SADC region. Across the world evidence suggests that trade is an engine of growth, but agriculture on the other hand remains central to poverty reduction. Women …

Determinants of Tourism Demand in the SADC Region

This study estimates the determinants of tourism demand in Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region using Generalized Least Squares (GLS) estimation procedure and panel data for the period 1997-2015. The results obtained suggest that the …

South Africa, the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement, and Regional Integration in Southern Africa

Bringing together about 30 government, business, and civil society actors, the July 2018 seminar sought to provide a platform for knowledge-sharing and dialogue on the issues raised by the SADC EPA; and to strengthen participants’ capacity to engage…

Towards an Instrument for the Portability of Social Security Benefits in the Southern African Development Community

The right to social security is a fundamental human right guaranteed to all persons. However, non-citizens are not always granted access to social security because of discriminatory provisions in national social security laws and the ‘nationality or…

The Impact of the SADC EPA on South Africa's Agriculture and Agro-processing Sectors

The EU–SADC economic partnership agreement (EPA) came into force in October 2016 and offers South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Mozambique a number of tariff preferences in the EU market. These preferences become more significan…

Power and Influence: Identifying Champions of Change in SADC

This policy brief explores the notion of power in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). It examines which countries have excelled in areas prioritised in SADC's common agenda, which is shaped by the revised Regional Indicative Strateg…

Bridging the Divide: Integrating SADC's Capital Markets

The Finance and Investment Protocol encourages SADC members to pursue the crossmarket integration of their exchanges. As a result, in the 1990s SADC members collectively embarked on various initiatives to improve coordination and integration in the …

Elections and stability in SADC: the Zimbabwe case

This policy brief looks at the electoral processes in Zimbabwe as a mirror to Southern African Development Community (SADC) shortcomings with regards to entrenching democratic values. Though not the only measure of democratisation, elections remain …

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