n Journal of Public Administration - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) : from colonialism to independence and thereafter

Volume 37, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



The article describes the influence of colonialism on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and reflects on the political legacy left to the region by the European empires. The historical perspective provides an overview on the so-called "scramble for Africa" and provides some of the reasons for colonialisation. The specific situations in the SADC states are discussed, their unique histories, the struggle for independence as well as current situations with regard to political structures and situations.

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