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SAIIA Policy Insights No 32, June 2016 
In 2011, the SADC Secretariat in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) initiated a research and dialogue project to identify the most significant constraints to doing business in the SADC region. The idea was to make these more tangible – beyond the desk research stage, by conducting firm-level case studies on the identified constraints.
The overarching mandate of the Southern African Development Community is the furtherance of socio-economic cooperation and integration, including political and security cooperation among its fifteen member states. Ordinarily, it is with these in mind that the 33RD annual SADC Summit is convening in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. The agenda of the summit is congested, and is clearly illustrative of the multitude challenges facing the regional body nineteen years since its transformation in 1994 from the Southern African Development Coordination Conference, which was founded in 1980.
As Malawi stands poised to assume the chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in August 2013, it does so amidst a fractious border dispute with Tanzania.
The upcoming summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on the 17 and 18 August 2013 is an annual regional meeting that brings together 15 member states. SAIIA speaks to Aditi Lalbahadur who is researcher with SAIIA's South African Foreign Policy and African Drivers Programme.
On 13 July 2013 the fragility of regional security in Southern Africa came to the fore when the Southern African Development Community’s Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation met in Tanzania to discuss the worrying developments in Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 68, June 2013
The SADC summit in Maputo, Mozambique, this week will consider approving the regional infrastructure development master plan. It aims to deal with the region’s deficit in road, rail, ports, power, communication and water infrastructure. The deficit is estimated to be about $100-billion.
Address by Nicolas Dasnois on "Africa's Uranium and the Global Nuclear Renaissance", Mountain Club of SA, Gardens, Cape Town
Making Key Business Constraints in SADC Tangible: Experiences of the Private Sector Harare, Zimbabwe
The SADC Secretariat, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ – and the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) would like to invite you to participate in the launch of a series of business case studies documenting theTOP 10 business constraints in SADC region in a tangible way.Johannesburg
The SADC Secretariat, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ – and the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) would like to invite you to participate in the launch of a series of business case studies documenting the TOP 10 business constraints in SADC region in a tangible way.Location: Gabarone
On Wednesday 20 July 2011, 80 civil society organisations in Malawi held a protest against the government’s handling of the economy. The protests turned violent following efforts by the police to restrain the march. Nineteen people were killed in the three main towns of Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre. Some shops were looted and cars, including those of privately-owned radio stations, were scorched.
Malawi has been in the headlines, following pop-star Madonna's battles to adopt a second child from this tiny, landlocked southern African state. But as Malawi gears up to celebrate its 45th independence day on 6 July, it's a good time to reflect on the lessons of its recent political trajectory. There were very high hopes for Malawi following its democratisation in 1994, after decades as a one-party state. But where does the country stand now?
South African Institute of International Affairs invites you to a workshop on ‘Is effective political opposition emerging in Africa?’ Encouraging signs of democratic consolidation can be seen across the African continent. This is particularly evident in the raft of peaceful, free, fair and legitimate elections that are increasingly the norm. Moreover, a key test of democratic consolidation has been passed in that a number of African governments have been peacefully and legitimately elected out of power, or have been forced to share power via the ballot box.Venue: Jan Smuts House
This week as SADC heads of state gather in Johannesburg for the SADC Summit on 16-17 August much is at stake to boost closer political and economic integration in the region. One of the points on the economic agenda is the relaunch of the SADC Free Trade Area by heads of state under the banner “SADC Free Trade Area for Growth, Development and Wealth Creation”. There is no doubt that the FTA is an important milestone in the economic integration of the region. However, eight years after it was first implemented much still has to be done to address the…
The SAIIA Country Report series, published in 2001 and 2002, includes a detailed look at various countries in Africa and beyond.  In exploring the political economies of these countries, the report series touches on many critical issues relating to international relations, including conflict and security and international diplomacy.
eAfrica, Volume 2, April 2004 AT LEAST 10 African countries are scheduled to hold presidential or parliamentary elections between April and December — ballots that could affirm the maturing of democratic practice on the continent and mark a critical turning point in the political evolution of key states.
eAfrica, Volume 2, April 2004 IN 2001, Malawian Journalist Peter Banda was assaulted by a band of UDF youth militias while working on a story. He recently caught up with one of his assailants, a long-serving member of the Young Democrats who spoke with Banda on condition of anonymity. The following are excerpts from the interview.
eAfrica, Volume 2, April 2004 Political violence by ruling party youth militias threatens credibility of upcoming elections IT HAS a reputation for being as calm as the lake that bears its name, but as Malawi heads into its third multiparty presidential and parliamentary elections in May, serial attacks allegedly perpetrated by ruling party youth militias against opposition leaders and journalists cast doubts over the stability of the sliver-shaped central African country.
A new study seeks to raise awareness of women’s changing roles in migration and assess the impact of remittances sent by women migrants on the SADC region. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Gender, Remittances and Development: Preliminary Findings from Selected SADC Countries (link),” published by the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), highlights the growing impact of women’s migration on households, families and communities in selected countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
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