Briefing from ROAPE Volume 7 Number 18
CONSAS: New Strategic Offensive by SA

The Constellation of Southern African States: A New Strategic Offensive by South Africa
Vol.7 No.18 (Summer 1980), pp102-105
South Africa's latest offensive in foreign policy is its attempts to establish a Constellation of Southern African States (CONSAS). In opposition to South Africa's manoeuvres in the region the front line states - Botswana, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania - have organized a number of counter moves, in particular a strategy for increasing economic cooperation among African states so as to liberate them from economic dependence on South Africa.