Volume 27.3 of our journal is now online

Image: Getty, Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP
Image: Getty, Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Volume 27.3 of our SAIIA Journal covers a number of diverse topics in governance and international relations in Africa.

Ian Taylor and Tim Zajontz analyse how China’s Belt and Road Initiative threatens to perpetuate Africa’s marginalisation from the global economy, rather than foster its integration; Jo-Ansie van Wyk proffers an investigation into South Africa’s diplomatic lobbying tactics by studying Dlamini-Zuma’s candidature as chairperson of the African Union Commission; Buntu Siwisa suggests how the BRICS’ development agencies could be used to promote state-building in Zimbabwe; and Noele Crossley seeks to explain inconsistency in international human protection practice through a comparative case study of Kenya and Libya. For the full line-up of the issue, please see below.

Original articles

In a fix: Africa’s place in the Belt and Road Initiative and the reproduction of dependency

By Ian Taylor and Tim Zajontz

Forging state-building through BRICS: Remodelling South Africa’s foreign policy approach on Zimbabwe

By Buntu Siwisa

Candidature diplomacy: South Africa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s candidature to chair the AU Commission, 2011–2012

By Jo-Ansie van Wyk

‘Zimbabwe is open for business’: Aspects of post-Mugabe economic diplomacy

By Musiwaro Ndakaripa

The interface between competition law and consumer protection law: An analysis of the institutional framework in the Nigerian Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act of 2019

By Simbarashe Tavuyanago

Explaining inconsistency: Motive, intent, and the practice of human protection

By Noele Crossley

A strategic framework to expand South Africa’s services trade

By Susara J. Jansen van Rensburg, Wilma Viviers, Ali Parry, Martin Cameron, and Sonja Grater

Book reviews

Triple Axis: Iran’s Relations with Russia and China

Reviewed by Yolanda K Spies

Researching South–South Development Cooperation: The Politics of Knowledge Production

Reviewed by Joonhwa Cho

Africa and the World: Navigating Shifting Geopolitics

Reviewed by Anthoni van Nieuwkerk

Vital Signs: Health Security in South Africa

Reviewed by Dr Aslam KA Dasoo

Trumped: Emerging Powers in a Post-American World

Reviewed by John Stremlau

8 Dec 2020