Southern African Regionalism: Prospects for the success of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

"The African sub-continent continues to receive much attention from the international community as it strives towards economic development and integration. With the changing global economy, encouraged by the rapidly evolving process of globalisation, Southern African countries feel compelled to promote regional economic development within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in order to achieve global competitiveness. The question that confronts many interested in the field of African regionalism, and forms the essence of this paper, is whether SADC could achieve its economic integration objective. In short will SADC succeed?"