"Namibia shares its borders with five other SADC countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola. Communities in southern Angola and northern Namibia share deep cultural roots and people along the border have similar cultural practices, languages and relatives in both countries. Now that peace has returned to the area, it is necessary to re-examine the role of the border as a barrier or conduit to interaction and greater cooperation between Namibia and Angola. Exactly what kinds and volumes of cross-border traffic in people and goods now flow across the border? How is movement across the border managed? Does border management facilitate or inhibit the movement of people and goods? What kinds of pressures exist at official border crossing-points and how could these be better managed? How much irregular border-crossing takes place and with what results?"