Accession Number : ADA195237

Title :   Southern Africa: A Case for Less Dependence on South Africa.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Manyozo, Bruce

PDF Url : ADA195237

Report Date : 20 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A study of the situation in Southern Africa in relation to the goals of the Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC), which emphasize less dependence on the Republic of South Africa. In analyzing the political and, more importantly, the economic trend in the region from pre-independence period of the states which make-up SADCC; these are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe; it could be clear as a conclusion to state that the solution of the problem of dependence could be realistically attained with improved conditions in the two former Portuguese colonies of Angola and Mozambique. The two countries provide the crucial benefits of access to the seas in addition to Tanzania. Their potential has been adversely affected by weak economies, and insecure infrastructure due to the effects of war and other natural causes. The hope of SADCC to depend less on South Africa, therefore, hinges on the ability of the two coastal states to rid themselves of the present handicaps with the help of SADCC itself as well as with help from the international community.

Descriptors :   *SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, ANGOLA, ECONOMICS, MALAWI, MOZAMBIQUE, SOUTH AFRICA, WARFARE, POLITICAL ALLIANCES

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE