Briefing from ROAPE Volume 7 Number 18
Southern Africa's Strategies of Disengaging from SA
A famous economist once remarked that India drew up the best development plans, however, they never seemed to go beyond the drawing board. The independent southern African states seem well set along the same path over their disengagement from South Africa. Conferences, meetings, seminars, working parties, and commissions follow thick and fast. Resolutions are passed and plans drawn up. But every time trade figures are released, they show their increased trade with, if not dependence on, South Africa.