In this issue, the Smuts House Notes follow South Africa’s negotiations as the rapidly deteriorating political and internal security situation has precipitated interest and concern about Pretoria’s domestic policies and South Africa’s place in the world. Contents in the issue include the United States disinvestment campaign: the emergent threat to South Africa, Constitutional Safeguards and Checks and Balances within the context of co-operative federalism, reshaping the Antarctic treaty – with some implications for South Africa and innocent passage in South African Territorial waters. Book reviews follow and an article from J.A. Naude.