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

Promoting Dialogue on South Africa's Regional Integration Role in Southern Africa
(Policy Brief No. 36)

cover polbrief vol36This CCR policy brief is based on two public dialogues held in Cape Town on 22 March 2017 on "South Africa's Corporate Expansion in Southern Africa", and on 4 May 2017 on "Powerful Trade Unions: South African Drivers of Regional Economic Growth?". The meetings were hosted by CCR and the Johannesburg-based Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).

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Posted to the Web: 6 July 2017

Governance and Security Challenges in Post-Apartheid Southern Africa
(Seminar Report No. 43)

This CCR report considers the key governance and security challenges facing Southern Africa, with a focus on the 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) sub-region's progress towards democracy, and its peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding efforts — particularly in Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Madagascar.
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Posted to the Web: 2 October 2013

Governance and Security Challenges in Post-Apartheid Southern Africa
(Policy Brief No. 18)

This CCR policy brief considers the key governance and security challenges facing Southern Africa, with a focus on the 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) sub-region's progress towards democracy, and its peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding efforts — particularly in Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Madagascar.
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Posted to the Web: 27 August 2013

 

South Africa in Southern Africa
(Policy Brief No. 16)

CCR's latest policy brief is based on a policy advisory group meeting which took place at Erinvale Estate, Western Cape, South Africa, from 19-20 November 2012. The meeting focused on seven key themes relating to regional integration in Southern Africa: the history of regionalism; peace and security; the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and South Africa's development finance institutions (DFIs); democratic governance; South Africa's sub-regional role; migration and food security; and the role of the European Union (EU) and China.
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Posted to the Web: 18 April 2013

South Africa in Southern Africa
(Seminar Report No. 40)

This CCR seminar report is based on a policy advisory group meeting which took place at Erinvale Estate, Western Cape, South Africa, from 19-20 November 2012. The meeting focused on seven key themes relating to regional integration in Southern Africa: the history of regionalism; peace and security; the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and South Africa's development finance institutions (DFIs); democratic governance; South Africa's sub-regional role; migration and food security; and the role of the European Union (EU) and China.
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Posted to the Web: 8 April 2013

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