oa Africa Insight - Challenges facing the newly restructured SADC Organ for Politics, Defence and Security

Volume 32, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



The conceptual framework on peace and security of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ for Politics, Defence and Security (OPDS) implicitly recognises the new approach to security which emphasises the security of people and the non-military dimensions of security and regards development as essential to security. This is in line with the Conference on Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (CSSDCA) process that underscores the search for security on a continental level (through NEPAD and the African Union) and also with contemporary academic rhetoric and global trends.

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