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Each year, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) holds a special Southern Africa Civil Society Forum. The 13th annual Forum took place last week, in Johannesburg. Members of the SAIIA Youth Policy Committee and alumni of the SAIIA Young Leaders Conference were there, to provide an eye-witness account of the proceedings.

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As the 37th SADC Summit kicks off, the longstanding question of how to best spur industrial growth and development in the region is at the top of policymakers’ agendas. Greater integration of countries into global and regional value chains is a key focus area given the summit’s theme: Partnering with the private sector in developing industry and value chains.

Published in Opinion & Analysis
Friday, 17 March 2017

My Brother’s keeper

A prominent thread in the conversation about Africa’s development since the end of the Cold War has been the need for good governance. The continent’s resource and economic constraints have posed serious problems but a consensus has emerged that Africa’s success would hinge on getting its policies, institutions and public administration in order. This need for good governance was underscored by the tide of democratisation in the 1990s.

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SAIIA Policy Briefing 155, November 2016

Published in Policy Briefings
Thursday, 15 September 2016

A Tale of Two Summits

The 11th G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China closed earlier this week, focusing on the 'New' Industrial Revolution and technological changes, such as big data, robotics, and cloud computing. Innovation has been China’s key area of interest throughout their G-20 Presidency, dedicating many discussions to how new industries could invigorate the global economy.

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SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) held a policy dialogue on  ‘Revisiting the Migration Regimes in the EAC, SADC and COMESA.’

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SAIIA Occasional Paper No 238, October 2016

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The Beitbridge border between Zimbabwe and South Africa, the busiest border post in Southern Africa, has been rocked by unprecedented violent protests since June. The protests largely concern the restrictive trade measures unexpectedly introduced by the Zimbabwean government, which included banning the importation of basic commodities like body creams, baked beans and bottled water.

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SAIIA Policy Insights No 32, June 2016 

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Migration and the movement of people have become a multi-dimensional challenge in Africa. In order to investigate this challenge, SAIIA, on behalf of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), has been undertaking a research study focusing on the immigration protocols within the three Regional Economic Communities making up the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). Tanzania, as the proposed host of the TFTA Secretariat, is an ideal place for engaging on these issues.

Foreign Direct Investment, and more specifically, how to foster a greater enabling environment for FDI, has also been a key area of focus for SAIIA. As part of ongoing research throughout SADC, and drawing on the experiences and lessons learnt from other countries in the region, SAIIA researchers will investigate and analyse the investment environment across four sectors in Tanzania: infrastructure, energy, agro-processing and retail.

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SAIIA Policy Insights No 31, April 2016

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On 18 March 2016, SAIIA and the Embassy of Japan cordially hosted two briefings, on 'The New Development Bank and its place in the Development Finance Sector in Africa: Perspectives,' and 'The potential for the development of regional value chains in the Automotive Sector in SADC: Lessons from the ASEAN Experience.'

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Regional health policy in Southern Africa is still under construction. Policies and plans by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have laid the groundwork for health development, but the region still faces a lack of coordinated access to healthcare and support from civil society and the Global South.

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SAIIA Research Report No 21, December 2015

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 Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme

This research report first considers the industrial policy debate on beneficiation and its context within the broader policy debate on the appropriate role of industrial policy.

SAIIA today held a Roundtable Discussion on 'SADC investment policy and regional integration: the views of select SADC countries.'
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When the Southern African Development Community (SADC) launched its cross-border HIV/AIDS initiative in 2012, mobile clinics were set up at border posts across the region. Anyone living in these areas or travelling through could freely access the clinics for primary health care.
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The southern African chapter of an innovative new initiative, the Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration project, has now been running for more than a year at SAIIA. In that time, the project has conducted fieldwork in Swaziland, in Zambia and at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat to discover how regional organisations can contribute to access to healthcare and medicines.
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