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South Africa's international relations: a new dawn?

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-25T14:15:08Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-25T14:15:08Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15824
dc.description.abstract Over the last 25 years, South Africa's regional and global stature has been in flux. Although there is continuity in its foreign policy objectives, there have been changes in emphasis and application. These changes, together with shifts in the domestic political and economic landscape, have impacted negatively on South Africa's international relations. President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his 2018 State of the Nation Address, boldly proclaimed a "new dawn" for South Africa. A key aspect of the intended new dawn is the repositioning of South Africa regionally and globally. This paper examines the shifts and the continuity in South Africa's foreign policy, and the reasons for its waning global and regional stature. The paper argues that South Africa is once again in a position to be a norm- and agenda-setter, especially in relation to peace and security, but that this will be a lost opportunity if there is a lack of the necessary reflection, visioning and redress needed for transformation. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject SECURITY en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject FOREIGN POLICY en
dc.subject PEACEKEEPING en
dc.subject HUMAN RIGHTS en
dc.title South Africa's international relations: a new dawn? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber QBBBBB en
dc.Volume 56(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Asian and African Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11782 en
dc.PageNumber 64-78 en
dc.outputnumber 10928 en
dc.bibliographictitle Hendricks, C. & Majozi, N. (2021) South Africa's international relations: a new dawn?. <i>Journal of Asian and African Studies</i>. 56(1):64-78. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Hendricks, C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Majozi, N. en

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