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By Pierre Beaudet, Nancy Thede, Alice Ridout, Greggor Mattson

The e-book takes a difficult examine inner advancements and sophistication formation within the sector and explores the advanced dynamics underlying the 'failure' of socialist transformation, demystifying the highly-simplified 'destabilisation' thesis and pointing to a couple of the issues that forces for switch in South Africa itself can have to stand within the Nineties. The chapters make major connection with altering current and destiny kin with South Africa, and to the impression of inner alterations at the improvement of neighbouring countries.

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42 To date, however, political organisation in the countryside is extremely weak, and NGO coverage of the rural areas, which might serve as a base for beginning to organise local populations around concrete development issues, extremely thin. The present devastating drought in the region, especially acute in Zimbabwe where it is said to be the worst in recorded history, will undoubtedly further aggravate the problems of survival in the rural areas and contribute to internal and external migration, as well as creating severe water shortage problems for mining and industry.

The generalised economic crisis and resulting internal disorganisation within each of the states has made the region extremely vulnerable to IMF strategy. 40 Nancy Thede 3 DEVELOPMENT ON WHOSE TERMS? To what extent has SADCC been successful as an instrument for resisting South African policy and domination? Assessments of SADCC's achievements over its first decade are varied. Those who maintain that it has been globally successful tend to stress that the evaluation criteria must be modest and take into account the difficult political and economic context it has had to deal with.

3 4 Mandaza is even more severe in his judgement. ' Moreover, he identifies the tendency as being to 'reinforce rather than challenge the historical relations of dependence, exploitation and domination'.

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