"How do South Africans perceive the Southern Africa Development Community, better know by its acronym, SADC? How important is SADC for South Africans? What do South Africans want from SADC? What are the problems with SADC? The following reports are based on interviews conducted with almost 30 knowledgeable people with an interest in SADC, representative of several sectors within South Africa, including business, labour, government, academia, and the media."