South Africa, the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement, and Regional Integration in Southern Africa
(Policy Brief No. 42)

CCR Policy 42

This CCR policy brief emanates from a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town on 17 July 2018. Bringing together about 30 government, business, and civil society actors, the meeting sought to provide a platform for knowledge-sharing and dialogue on the issues raised by the SADC economic partnership agreement (EPA); and to strengthen participants’ capacity to engage with the implications of the EPA for regional integration. The meeting sought to address a widely recognised need to ensure greater civil society involvement in the implementation of the agreement. It also focused on two key agriculture and agro-processing sectors: poultry and fisheries. The seminar was hosted by CCR in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) South Africa office.

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Posted to the Web: 24 August 2018

Regional Integration in Southern Africa: Strengthening Participatory Governance in SADC
(Policy Brief No. 40)

cover polbrief vol40This CCR policy brief emanates from a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town on 17 February 2018. Bringing together about 30 critical role players, including the SADC Secretariat, the meeting sought to address in-depth the lack of participation in, and ownership of, SADC and regional integration processes among key stakeholders such as parliaments, civil society, tertiary and research institutions, the private sector, and the media. The seminar was the second in a series hosted by CCR in collaboration with the Botswana-based Strengthening the National-Regional Linkages in SADC (SNRL) Programme.

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Posted to the Web: 26 March 2018

An Agenda for Civil Society: A Business Critique? Shaping South Africa's Region-Building Role
(Policy Brief No. 39)

cover polbrief vol39This CCR policy brief emanates from a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town on 20 October 2017. The meeting sought to assess the challenges and opportunities for business and civil society in the agro-processing sector, in particular leather and leather products, in South Africa and the wider Southern and Eastern African regions, within the framework of South Africa's region-building role. The seminar provided a platform for knowledge sharing, constructive dialogue, and critical reflection among 30 diverse representatives of civil society and business stakeholders in the agro-processing sector; and key national and regional business actors, as well as emerging entrepreneurs, in the leather and leather products industries. The seminar was hosted by CCR and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) South Africa.

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Posted to the Web: 15 November 2017

The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in SADC
(Policy Brief No. 37)

cover polbrief vol37This CCR policy brief emanates from a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town, from 15 to 16 May 2017. The meeting reflected critically on the challenges of, and prospects for, regional integration in Southern Africa; and assessed the implementation gap of its policies and protocols for its 15 member states with a view to accelerating regional implementation of SADC's policies and protocols and to identify strategies for strengthening the capacity of national partners in furtherance of regional integration. The seminar was hosted by CCR and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Strengthening National-Regional Linkages in SADC (SNRL) Programme in Gaborone.

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Posted to the Web: 9 September 2017

The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in SADC
(Seminar Report No. 58)

This seminar report is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town from 15 to 16 May 2017. The meeting brought together about 30 key policymakers, academics, and civil society actors to reflect critically on the challenges of, and prospects for, regional integration in Southern Africa; and to assess the implementation gap of its policies and protocols for its 15 member states with a view to accelerating regional implementation of SADC's policies and protocols and to identify strategies for strengthening the capacity of national partners in furtherance of regional integration.
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Posted to the Web: 7 August 2017

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