Southern African Development Community

Name
Southern African Development Community
Acronym
SADC
Head of organisation
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Address
SADC House
0095
Gaborone
Country
Botswana
Telephone
267 3951 863
Fax
267 3972 848
Email
registry@sadc.int
Website
http://www.sadc.int/
Introduction
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), with the main aim of coordinating development projects in order to lessen economic dependence on the then apartheid South Africa. The founding Member States are: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SADCC was formed in Lusaka, Zambia on April 1, 1980, following the adoption of the Lusaka Declaration - Southern Africa: Towards Economic Liberation. The transformation of the organization from a Coordinating Conference into a Development Community (SADC) took place on August 17, 1992 in Windhoek, Namibia when the Declaration and Treaty was signed at the Summit of Heads of State and Government thereby giving the organization a legal character. The Member States are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Re
Type
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Experience abroad
  • Zambia
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • Botswana
  • Mauritius
  • Malawi
  • Swaziland
  • Lesotho
  • Namibia
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
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