Strategic Review for Southern Africa

Strategic Review for Southern Africa is a magazine specializing in Defense topics.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, November

A Far-Away War: Angola, 1975-1989
Liebenberg, Ian, Jorge Risquet and Vladimir Shubin (eds), A Far-away War: Angola, 1975-1989. Stellenbosch: Sun Press 2015, 207 pp. This publication, which consists of an Introduction and eight chapters by different authors, appeared at the time...
China in Africa: A Threat to African Countries?
Abstract China's growing presence in Africa has led to a debate about whether China is becoming a threat to African countries or not. While some argue that China is not posing any threat to Africa, others believe that China is not only a threat...
Chinese and African Migrant Entrepreneurs' Articulation Shaped by African Agency
Giese, K, Marfaing, L (eds)(2016), Entrepreneurs Africains et Chinois. Les impacts sociaux d'une rencontre particuliere. Paris: Karthala, 384 pp. Gadzala, A (ed)(2015), Africa and China: How Africans and their governments are shaping relations with...
Colonialism in South Africa
Nyamnjoh, Francis B, #RhodesMustFall: Nibbling at Resilient Colonialism in South Africa. Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group 2016, 298 pp. Nyamnjoh's #RhodesMustFall is a timely release that unapologetically incorporates through...
Deng Xiaoping and the Chinese Developmental State: Lessons for Namibia
Abstract At the centre of China's radical economic, social and technological transformation was the statesman Deng Xiaoping. Africa-China relations generally date back to the days of African struggles against colonialism and apartheid with some...
In Pursuit of Freedom and Justice: A Memoir
In Pursuit of Freedom and Justice: A Memoir by veteran nationalist Cephas Msipa joins the list of memoirs and biographies of women and men who fought for majority rule in Zimbabwe. Born on 7 July 1931 in the Shabani District in the Midlands province...
In This Issue
South African Finance Ministers (notably in the plural, given the events since December 2015) face multiple challenges. They deal not only with an economy in stagnation through an austerity policy as recently presented by Pravin Gordhan in his Medium...
Mugabeism? History, Politics, and Power in Zimbabwe
Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J. (ed), Mugabeism? History, Politics, and Power in Zimbabwe. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 319pp. This is an 'all in one' kind of book about the history, politics, and economy of Zimbabwe from the liberation struggle...
South Africa and Romania: Transition to Democracy and Changing Security Paradigms
Manganyi, Calvin/Liebenberg, Ian/Potgieter, Thean (eds), South Africa and Romania: transition to democracy and changing security paradigms. Durban: Just Done Productions 2013, 376 pp. This volume is based on NRF-funded research cooperation between...
The Pan-African Ideal under a New Lens: Thabo Mbeki's Contribution
Abstract This essay is an attempt to assess the important evolution undergone by the pan-African ideology. It argues that from its inception the ideal was marked by moral values and political ambitions that were grounded on the desire to reverse...
The Peacemaking-Peacebuilding-Development Nexus: Marrying South Africa's Peace Diplomacy and Development Agenda
Abstract South Africa has often been lauded as an influential and pivotal actor in peace and security affairs on the evolving African peace and security architecture. The centrality of Africa in South Africa's foreign policy has driven its exercise...
The SANDF as a Human Security Instrument Post-1994
Abstract South Africa adopted a human security orientation at the start of its democratic epoch in 1994, but its operationalisation by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) proved difficult to implement. Human security is an approach...
Thoughts on Xenophobia, Disruptive Nation and "Man on Ground"
Abstract Stories of Africans displaced by war taking high risks to get to an often inhospitable Western Europe are frequently in the news. But sub-Saharan Africa is the region which hosts the largest population of refugees in the world. Refugees...
Whose Economic Freedom Anyway? Revelations from the South African Discourse
Abstract The Economic Freedom Index published by the Heritage Foundation ranks South Africa at 72nd out of 178 countries in terms of economic freedom in 2015. This index classifies South Africa as moderately free in terms of its level of economic...
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