SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 10, no. 2, 1986

This International Affairs Bulletin contains several articles by various authors. Tom Lodge’s article describes the main decisions of the ANC Conference at Kabwe and relates them to subsequent ANC activity during the rest of the year. Three types of decisions were taken at Kabwe: military/strategic, political, and administrative. The effects of the Kabwe resolutions have been most evident within South Africa in an increase in violent actions attributed to the ANC.

Karl P. Magyar’s article presents a Third World perspective on Namibia’s development. Namibia is not a typical colony due to a sophisticated economic and social infrastructure, and the transition from colonial to self-rule is faced with the retention of an indigenously developed racially delineated elite in alliance with the colonial power.

Terrel D. Hale’s article describes the Cartesian Model and dependency in Mitterrand’s African policy, examining the case of Senegal. It seeks to extend the scope of dependency theories by considering the part played by the French Cartesian legacy in inspiring and legitimating French colonial and post-colonial practices. The Cartesian Model makes clear the nature of Senegal’s current relationship with France in economic, political and cultural terms.
Stuart McMillan’s article describes ANZUS, the collective security agreement between Australia, New Zealand and the United States which has never been invoked. However, relations are currently strained due to a dispute between New Zealand and the United States about nuclear policy. The ANZUS Alliance has been useful in maintaining regional stability and it is improbable that it will be formally ended.