Africa Notes: SADCC: A Progress Report - April, 1983
April 5, 1983
Africa's potentially most important regional development organization is the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC-customarily pronounced "Sadec"), founded in 1980. Its nine members as of 1983 are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; an independent Namibia would be an automatic tenth, and Zaire's application for membership is on long hold. Just what is this amorphous entity which in one respect has already advanced beyond its own title (it hardly seems appropriate now to term it a "conference") but in others has not yet begun to live up to its name ("development" projects remain far from "coordinated")?