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Title:South Africa's Hinterland: Swaziland's Role in Strategies for Sanctions-Breaking
Author:Booth, Alan R.
Periodical:Africa Today
Period:1st Quarter
Geographic terms:South Africa
Swaziland - Eswatini
Economics and Trade
Inter-African Relations
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4186532
Abstract:After two unsuccessful efforts, in 1963 and 1977, a third, and more comprehensive, round of sanctions was levelled against South Africa in 1986. This paper assesses the effects of these sanctions on Swaziland's economy and the kingdom's role in Pretoria's sanctions-breaking efforts over the past twelve months. It argues that Swaziland, although it has been the most unambiguous opponent of sanctions on grounds of potential injury to its own economy, has benefitted by the imposition of the 1986 sanctions. Allowing the repositioning of South African and foreign capital within its border for the purpose of evading sanctions, Swaziland is beginning to look like Hong Kong. Notes, ref.