• Recent News

    • 18 Sep, 2014

      Southern Africa Trust Meeting

      On September 17, 2014, a delegation led by Executive Director of the Southern Africa Trust, Dr. Bhekinkosi Moyo, paid a courtesy call on SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax to brief her on the preparations of the Drivers of Change Awards where she will be serving as the keynote speaker this year. The ceremony will to take place on October 28, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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    • 9 Sep, 2014

      Meeting with UNECA Delegation

      On Monday September 08, 2014 SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax received a delegation at SADC Headquarters, from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA ). The delegation is led by Prof. Said Adejumobi.

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    • 9 Sep, 2014

      Meeting with USAID

      SADC Deputy Executive Secretary for Regional Integration, Dr Thembinkosi Mhlongo met a delegation of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for Southern Africa on Tuesday September 09, 2014 at SADC Secretariat.

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    • 20 Aug, 2014

      Addressing SPS Issues in the SADC Region

      The Regional Economic Integration Support (REIS) Programme, funded by the European Union, has been a catalyst for the rapid development of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) management in the region over the past fifteen months.

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    Documents & Publications

    SADC Treaty (1992)


    The SADC Treaty is the founding document for the establishment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). In pursuance of the principles of Towards a Southern African Development Community, a declaration was made by the Heads of State or Government of Southern Africa, at Windhoek, Namibia, in August 1992 affirming their commitment to establish a Development Community in the region.

    Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan

    The Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan of SADC is a comprehensive 15–year strategic roadmap, which provides the strategic direction for achieving SADC’s long term social and economic goals. It also provides the SADC Secretariat and other SADC institutions with clear guidelines on SADC’s approved social and economic priorities and policies and therefore, enhancing their effectiveness in discharging their facilitating and coordinating role. It was approved by SADC Summit in 2003 and its effective implementation began in 2005.

    SADC SIPO II (English)

    The Revised Edition of the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ (SIPO II) provides a review of the first edition of the Plan. Based on the objectives and common agenda of SADC, the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ, first signed in 2004, provided general guidelines that spelt out specific implementation activities, in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol on Defense, Politics and Security Cooperation, and the strategies for their realisation, covering the Public Security, Political, Defence, and State security sectors.