Policy Briefs (40)

Regional Integration in Southern Africa: Strengthening Participatory Governance in SADC
(Policy Brief No. 40)

cover polbrief vol40This CCR policy brief emanates from a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town on 17 February 2018. Bringing together about 30 critical role players, including the SADC Secretariat, the meeting sought to address in-depth the lack of participation in, and ownership of, SADC and regional integration processes among key stakeholders such as parliaments, civil society, tertiary and research institutions, the private sector, and the media. The seminar was the second in a series hosted by CCR in collaboration with the Botswana-based Strengthening the National-Regional Linkages in SADC (SNRL) Programme.

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Posted to the Web: 26 March 2018

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An Agenda for Civil Society: A Business Critique? Shaping South Africa's Region-Building Role
(Policy Brief No. 39)

cover polbrief vol39This CCR policy brief emanates from a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town on 20 October 2017. The meeting sought to assess the challenges and opportunities for business and civil society in the agro-processing sector, in particular leather and leather products, in South Africa and the wider Southern and Eastern African regions, within the framework of South Africa's region-building role. The seminar provided a platform for knowledge sharing, constructive dialogue, and critical reflection among 30 diverse representatives of civil society and business stakeholders in the agro-processing sector; and key national and regional business actors, as well as emerging entrepreneurs, in the leather and leather products industries. The seminar was hosted by CCR and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) South Africa.

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Posted to the Web: 15 November 2017

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The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in SADC
(Policy Brief No. 37)

cover polbrief vol37This CCR policy brief emanates from a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town, from 15 to 16 May 2017. The meeting reflected critically on the challenges of, and prospects for, regional integration in Southern Africa; and assessed the implementation gap of its policies and protocols for its 15 member states with a view to accelerating regional implementation of SADC's policies and protocols and to identify strategies for strengthening the capacity of national partners in furtherance of regional integration. The seminar was hosted by CCR and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Strengthening National-Regional Linkages in SADC (SNRL) Programme in Gaborone.

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Posted to the Web: 9 September 2017

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Africa and South Africa on the Right to Protection, the ICC, and UNSC Resolution 1325
(Policy Brief No. 38)

cover polbrief vol38This CCR policy brief is based on three public dialogues held in Cape Town on "The International Criminal Court (ICC) and Africa: Friend or Foe?" on 22 February 2017; on "South Africa and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Principles vs. Interests" on 30 March 2017; and on "Promoting Women’s Rights: Implementing United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 in South Africa" on 25 May 2017. The meetings were hosted by CCR and the Johannesburg-based Foundation for Human Rights (FHR).

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Posted to the Web: 7 August 2017

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Promoting Dialogue on South Africa's Regional Integration Role in Southern Africa
(Policy Brief No. 36)

cover polbrief vol36This CCR policy brief is based on two public dialogues held in Cape Town on 22 March 2017 on "South Africa's Corporate Expansion in Southern Africa", and on 4 May 2017 on "Powerful Trade Unions: South African Drivers of Regional Economic Growth?". The meetings were hosted by CCR and the Johannesburg-based Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).

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Posted to the Web: 6 July 2017

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Building Peace in South Sudan: Progress, Problems, and Prospects
(Policy Brief No. 35)

cover polbrief vol35This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town from 14 to 15 December 2016. The meeting brought together about 30 key policymakers, academics, and civil society actors to reflect critically upon the challenges of, and prospects for, peacebuilding in South Sudan; and to examine the role of major actors in supporting local and national peace processes.

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Posted to the Web: 21 June 2017

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Africa and External Actors
(Policy Brief No. 34)

cover polbrief vol34This CCR policy brief is based on a policy research seminar held in Cape Town from 24 to 25 August 2016. The meeting brought together about 30 key scholars, policymakers, and civil society activists, and examined Africa's relations with eight key bilateral actors or blocs and six major multilateral actors, assessing progress made in the continent's efforts to increase its leverage in global politics through engagement with external actors.

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Posted to the Web: 13 December 2016

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The Peacebuilding Role of Civil Society in South Sudan
(Policy Brief No. 33)

cover polbrief vol33This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Tshwane (Pretoria) from 11 to 12 December 2015. The meeting brought together about 30 key — mainly South Sudanese — civil society activists and scholars, as well as senior officials from South Africa and major external organisations, including the African Union and the United Nations to reflect critically on the record of, and prospects for, civil society in peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan.

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Posted to the Web: 29 November 2016

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War and Peace in the Great Lakes Region
(Policy Brief No. 32)

cover polbrief vol32 This CCR policy brief is based on a policy research seminar held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 19 to 20 March 2016. The meeting brought together about 30 prominent African and Western policymakers, scholars, and civil society activists to assess the major obstacles to peace and security in the Great Lakes, and considered seven broad themes: Security and Governance in the Great Lakes Region; the cases of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); Burundi; Rwanda; and Uganda; as well as the role of the United Nations; and that of the European Union, in the Great Lakes.

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Posted to the Web: 30 September 2016

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South Africa in Africa: The Dilemmas of Foreign Policy and Human Rights
(Policy Brief No. 31)

cover polbrief vol31This CCR policy brief is based on two public dialogues in Cape Town on 11 April 2016 on "South Africa in Africa: National Interest Versus Human Rights?", and on 30 June 2016 on "South Africa in Southern Africa: 'Good Governance' Versus Regional Solidarity?" The meetings were hosted by CCR and the Johannesburg-based Foundation for Human Rights (FHR).

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Posted to the Web: 29 September 2016

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