Advancing South Africa's Agenda through the 'African Agenda'

"This policy brief seeks to explore the strategic significance for South Africa of pursuing its ‘African Agenda’ through engagement within the affairs of the African continent. It argues that South Africa’s advancement of the ‘African Agenda’ and its programme of action, serve the multiple role of: promoting the continentalist orientation of the country’s post-apartheid leadership; promoting its own long-term strategic interests and objectives; and simultaneously obfuscating the fact that it is using the ‘African Agenda’ to promote its own interests."