About the product
The Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC) comprises nine radically different states and was formed in 1980 with the objective of reducing the region's dependence on apartheid South Africa. SADCC has been subjected to much critical, sceptical and sometimes superficial analysis by mostly outside observers. This collection of essays projects an African perspective on an organisation seen as a hopeful augury of a more prosperous and genuinely independent African future. Candid and comprehensive, the essays present a cautiously optimistic view of the regionn's prospects of a successful 'delinking' from South Africa.