This book explores how South Africa can develop a foreign policy strategy that is appropriate to the uncertain times in which we live and that both helps the country address its overwhelming domestic challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment and regain its former high international reputation.
The contributors to this book offer analyses and proposals for developing such a strategy within the context of the country’s constitutional order and institutional constraints and that addresses the diverse and complex global and regional aspects of the country’s international relations. The book is edited by SAIIA’s Chief Executive Elizabeth Sidiropoulos and Daniel Bradlow, Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations at the University of Pretoria and published by Pretoria University Law Press.
Chapters and authors:
Defining a South African foreign policy for the 2020s: Challenges, constraints and opportunities
by Daniel D. Bradlow, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos & Luanda Mpungose
Foreign policy under the Constitution
by Jonathan Klaaren & Daiyaan Halim
The courts and foreign policy powers
by Nicole Fritz
Overcoming bureaucratic and institutional challenges in South African foreign policy making
by Arina Muresan & Francis Kornegay
South Africa’s security interests in Africa: Recommendations for the 2020s
by Aditi Lalbahadur & Anthoni van Nieuwkerk
South Africa’s peace and security interests beyond the continent
by Garth Le Pere & Lisa Otto
Regional integration and industrial development in Southern Africa: Where does South Africa stand?
by Maria Nkhonjera & Simon Roberts
South Africa and African continental economic integration in the 2020s
by Lumkile Mondi
Negotiating climate change in an increasingly uncertain global landscape: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
by Ellen Davies, Saliem Fakir & Melisha Nagiah
Reforming the institutions of global economic governance and South Africa
by Cleo Rose-Innes
Challenges and opportunities for non-traditional diplomacy
by Fritz Nganje & Letlhogonolo Letshele
Lessons learned and the path forward
by Daniel Bradlow, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos & AnaSofia Bizos
The following policy briefs were produced as part of this initiative:
- Toward a national strategy and development council: The foreign policy dimension
- COVID-19’s impact on South Africa’s relations with Africa
- How will COVID-19 impact South Africa’s climate change diplomacy?
- COVID-19 and Regional integration in Southern Africa: South Africa’s moment of truth
- COVID-19 and South Africa’s Foreign Policy
- South Africa’s trade policy post COVID-19