Southern Africa International Affairs Report

(Letter No. 6)
by Ted Lockwood, American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
February 22, 1984
Publisher: American Friends Service Committee
12 pages
The newsletter by Ted Lockwood reports on a conference attended by 34 organizations from 17 countries to discuss supporting the aims of the Southern Africa Development Coordination Conference (SADCC). Three years of drought, economic depression, depressed export markets, lack of critical foreign exchange, and escalating South African military aggression have made regional cooperation crucial. SADCC was conceived in 1979 when Zimbabwe and Namibia seemed on the point of emerging as newly independent countries. Lockwood says the goals of SADCC are: reducing economic dependence particularly, but not only, on the Republic of South Africa; forging links to create a genuine and equitable regional integration; mobilizing resources to help implement national, interstate and regional policies; and concerted action to secure international cooperation within the framework of a strategy for economic liberation. The report mentions the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO), the Association of Churches Development Services, Cebemo, and the American Committee on Africa. • SADCC's History • Agriculture and Food Security (Coordinated by Zimbabwe) • Drought • Agricultural Research (Coordinated by Botswana with major collaboration with Zimbabwe) • Tourism and Communication (Coordinated by Mozambique) • Energy (Coordinated by Angola) • The Nongovernmental Organization's Role • Perception of Home Countries • A Role for NGOs? • Agreed Actions • A Final Word on the Lusaka Meeting of SADCC • Dependence • Trade and Industry: Which Comes First?
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections