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Conflict Trends Issue 1 2014

In ‘Has the Rise of China in Africa made Democratisation Less Likely?’ the article draws on Denis Tull’s insightful framework for thinking about Chinese activities in Africa to demonstrate the need for greater nuance in the way we assess China’s imp…

Constraints on the Demand for Youth Labour in Zambia

"Zambia is one of many developing countries struggling to create adequate employment opportunities for its people, especially in the formal economy. Unemployment is highest among youths (15–24 years old) and particularly affects those without ski…

South Africa and China: The Making of a Partnership

"South Africa–China relations are developing at a steady pace, from the onset of formal diplomatic ties in 1998 to the multi-faceted partnership we see today. Its various elements include historical links, diplomatic relations, multilateral co-opera…

American Helicopters for Rhodesia

In the brief report, SABC TV news reports suggested that American-made helicopters were sold to Rhodesia through an Israeli connection. These caused some speculation and various conflicting reports. Despite all this, the fact remains that the arms e…

Dependency, Instability and Shifting Global Power Influences and Interests in African Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

"Given the multiplicity of nations involved there is not one African foreign policy but many, reflecting diverse interests, weaknesses, strengths and national histories. The challenge of an introductory paper such as this is to reflect that diversi…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 32

This issue has South African Statements concerning Soviet involvement in Southern Africa and Africa, concerning South Africa’s relations with Southern African states and concerning the proposed border adjustments between South Africa and Swaziland. …

A.P.P.A. is born: A Commentary

"The following commentary is on the 'Resolution of Lagos' unanimously adopted and the Communique issued at the end of the inaugural conference, they will be viewed in the context of the international political economy of the hydrocarbon industry. Fu…

Corporate Options in South Africa

This discussion is done against a backdrop of the campaign against multi-national corporations which is being waged in the world. It discusses the options that corporations have in relation to their objective situation and to this campaign.

Third World Sanctions Moves Against South Africa

“The most effective direct and indirect third world sanction moves against South Africa were initiated by the United Nations (arms embargo) and Iran (oil embargo). The two most outspoken African countries on sanctions are Nigeria (oil) and Tanzania …

Summary - Dominance, Dependence and Modernisation, with Specific Reference to Southern Africa

"In this paper an attempt will be made to distinguish among various usages and conceptualisation of the concepts 'dominance', 'dependency' and 'modernisation' as they occur in social science literature. Briefly the paper sets out to trace the origin…

Dominance, Dependence and Modernisation, with Specific Reference to Southern Africa

"In this paper an attempt will be made to distinguish among various usages and conceptualisation of the concepts 'dominance', 'dependency' and 'modernisation' as they occur in social science literature. Briefly the paper sets out to trace the origin…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record No 37

The contents of this Record includes background on the Cahora Bassa project as well as statements from Mozambique and South Africa on the project. It also contains messages and proposals on the Namibian problems and a testimony on US policy towards …

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 associated …

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 th…

Iran: Will the new president make a difference? (The ongoing battle of wills with the US)

This report discusses the Iranian situation and the presidential elections that took place in 2005. The newly elected president is known for his conservatist approach and will focus on the economic issues for Iran and the challenge of how to deal wi…

Réunion: A world in miniature

Reunion is an island in the Indian Ocean with a population of mixed origin. The principal divisions in Reunion’s population are economic rather than social or ethnic. Metropolitan France governed Reunion as a colony until 1946, when it received full…

Chinese Debt, Aid and Trade: Opportunity or Threat for Zambia?

"This paper looks at the threats and opportunities of China’s involvement in Africa and Zambia, specifically relating to aid, trade and debt sustainability aspects, and offers policy recommendations that may enable ‘China in Africa’ to be beneficial…

The G20 Processes and Reform Agenda: What impacts on corporate and/or trade finance?

"This paper provides an evaluation of the 2008 financial crisis and G20 reforms and their impact on trade and corporate finance. In late 2008, a sudden and severe collapse in global trade occurred as demand shocks from advanced economies affected in…

Taiwanese development aid in Africa

"Information on Taiwan's aid to Africa has not been systematically documented, nor has it been placed in the public domain. Taipei considers information on foreign aid and the accompanying statistics confidential. This report aims to examine Taiwan…

Turkey and South Africa: Development of relations 1860-2005

The formal diplomatic relationship between Turkey and South Africa was established in 1992, however the relationship on various levels predates this by as much as 130 years. Turkey and South Africa are countries with very similar developmental patte…

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