n Journal of Public Administration - The dynamics of population density, ethnicity, and area in the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) Intergovernmental Relations

Volume 37, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



For purposes of facilitating the delivery of services, SADC countries are divided into regions / provinces and local areas. In this article, it is argued that population density, ethnic groups and the size of SADC countries are important factors to be considered in the demarcation of each country into manageable administrative regions. The establishment of administrative regions, in turn, necessitates the creation of intergovernmental structures that are responsible for the co-ordination of the activities of two or more spheres of government.

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