oa Africa Insight - Changing the guard: South African foreign policy into the 1990s

Volume 20, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



In the light of the massive changes in the Republic of South Africa's international position over the past twelve months, it would seem reasonable to refer now to the start of a ""new"" period of South Africa foreign policy. The country is breaking out from the deepening isolation of the past forty years. We therefore thought it appropriate to catalogue the shifts in South African foreign policy since 1945, thereby defining the factors that then shaped - and those that are now shaping - the process of policy formulation. That South Africa is the unrivalled economic and military powerhouse of the Southern African region has been well documented. The nature of the economic integration of Southern Africa is largely a legacy of colonial appropriation and development.

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