Technical paper

Enduring Political Divides in South Africa

This paper offers an assessment of the foreign policy strategies adopted by
both the Mandela and Mbeki administrations in their quest to shed the country’s
image as a former defender of racial segregation, largely dislocated from the
global economic system to become the leading defender of multiparty democracy,
national reconciliatory processes and economic justice in Sub-Saharan Africa. In
detail, it examines the five strategies employed by the ANC government to restore peace and stability to the country while paving a new path for it to embark on as a respected member of the international community.