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Title:The development of trade in SADCC: the first decade of trade in the new regional formation, 1980-1989
Authors:Dikotla, MasennyaISNI
Verhoef, GrietjieISNI
Periodical:New contree: a journal of historical and human sciences for Southern Africa
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
South Africa
international trade
international economic relations
Abstract:This paper examines SADCC-South Africa trade relations as well as intra-SADCC trade for the period 1980-1989. SADCC was established in 1980 and consisted of nine members: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Although the apparent rationale behind the SADCC's formation appears to have been economic, the major driving force was also political. SADCC's goals of economic development and reduction of dependence on South Africa were entwined and its programmes were influenced by its rejection of apartheid. However, despite SADCC's members' intentions to reduce links with South Africa as well as their South African rhetoric, their trade and transport links with South Africa strengthened during the period under review. Although the SADCC member States were more dependent on the RSA than vice versa, there was a considerable element of reciprocity involved since the relationships were to some extent interdependencies. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]