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An Afro-centric analysis of South Africa’s foreign policy on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) : case of Zimbabwe, 1999-2018.

Author D. Maphaka1 , M.B. Rapanyane1 and T.E. Maphoto

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Affiliations : 1 University of Limpopo
Source : Journal of African Union Studies, Volume 9 Number 1, Apr 2020, p. 123 – 138

The 1994 democratic dispensation was the watershed on South Africa’s foreign policy. Given the protracted fight against apartheid, human rights took precedence on South Africa’s foreign policy. Concomitantly, Tshwane incorporated African Agenda on its foreign policy by forging ties with former liberation movements throughout the continent, in particular Zambia and Zimbabwe. By so doing, South Africa abandoned the apartheid siege mentality and became a leader towards the Southern African region. South Africa’s foreign policy towards Zimbabwe received and continue to receive much attention from scholars, academia and media alike.

The ECOWAS Council of the Wise : an exploratory assessment
Author Jo-Ansie van Wyk

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Affiliations : 1 University of South Africa
Source : Journal of African Union Studies, Volume 9 Number 1, Apr 2020, p. 101 – 122

High-Level Panels are significant diplomatic instruments. In the context of the African Union (AU), the AU Panel of the Wise and its regional panels exist as significant actors for the continent’s conflict and peace governance. The article concludes by recommending improvements to the Council of the Wise’s operations and impact.

Who is African? Reconceptualising identity-crisis as a threat to African unity : a post-colonial analysis approach

Author M.E. Montle

Summary
Affiliations : 1 University of Limpopo
Source : Journal of African Union Studies, Volume 9 Number 1, Apr 2020, p. 83 – 99

Keyword(s) : African identity, Colonialists, Hegemony, Post-colonialism and Western identity