Southern African News Features

“Citizens should enjoy benefits of belonging to a Shared Community of SADC”

SANF 17 no 34 – by Kizito Sikuka in Pretoria, South Africa
The region should redouble its efforts and ensure that the benefits of belonging to a shared community of southern Africa are enjoyed and reach the lives of all citizens.

This was said by the incoming chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on 15 August in Pretoria, South Africa ahead of the 37th SADC Summit. Read more

Presidents Khama, dos Santos to bid farewell to SADC

SANF 17 no 33 – by Kizito Sikuka in Pretoria, South Africa
Presidents Seretse Khama Ian Khama of Botswana and his Angolan counterpart José Eduardo dos Santos are expected to bid farewell to fellow southern African leaders at the 37th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit in Pretoria, South Africa. Read more

SADC has a story to tell

SANF 17 no 32 – by Kizito Sikuka in Pretoria, South Africa
It is time the southern African region takes charge of its own narrative and tells the story about its major achievements and challenges.

According to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, for a long time the region “has been painted by stories of diseases, conflict, hunger and poverty.” Read more

37th SADC Summit – Harnessing Public Private Partnerships

SANF 17 no 31 – by Kizito Sikuka
The 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held in Pretoria, South Africa will deliberate on a wide range of issues including exploring ways of harnessing the public and the private sector to work together to promote sustainable economic development in the region. Read more

Profiling the SADC industrialisation strategy

SANF 17 no 30 – by Kizito Sikuka
Policy implementation is a challenge confronting most countries in southern Africa, and one of the factors impacting on the effective implementation of regional projects and programmes is lack of communication. Read more

African cities can benefit from twinning with Chinese counterparts

SANF 17 no 29 – by Kizito Sikuka
One of the success stories of the contemporary Chinese socio-economic transformation is its local administrative system which gives local governments some autonomy to take charge of their development agenda. Read more

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