The SADC Barometer is intended to provide an independent and critical evaluation of progress on implementation of the various protocols, political and economic convergence and progress toward SADC's economic and social development goals. The region's ability to reach these objectives will depend on how effectively the restructuring exercise is executed. This issue assesses the progress of that restructuring effort and include the folowing articles: SADC Says No for Now to Expansion; SADC Security Integration; Is There Convergence in SADC?; Prospects for Angolan Chairmanship of SADC; AIDS turns SADC Food Crisis into Major Disaster; Zimbabwe - A Dangerous Stalemate; SADC-Mercosur: South-South Co-operation; Growth and Opportunity for SADC?; SADC Free Trade.