President Mandela (middle), President Masire (left) and former SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. K. Mbuende during a press conference in Maseru, Lesotho
President Nelson Mandela with SADC Heads of State and Government at Summit held in Blantyre, Malawi
Former Chairperson of SADC, President Mandela launching the travel document that grants visa-free entry to holders into the territory of Member States
President Nelson Mandela and Prime Minister of Mauritius, Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam with the first ladies during Summit in Grand-Baie, Mauritius
President Nelson Mandela with SADC Heads of State and Government at Summit held in Grand-Baie, Mauritius
President Nelson Mandela signing the SADC visitors book during his familiarisation visit to the SADC Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana
President Nelson Mandela planting a tree at SADC House during his familiaisation visit to the SADC Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana
Message of condolence by the SADC Chairperson on behalf of the SADC Region to the Government, People of South Africa and the Mandela Family on the passing away of President Nelson MandelaRead More
Message of condolences by the SADC Executive Secretary Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax to the Government and People of South Africa and to the Mandela Family on the passing away of Nelson MandelaRead More
The SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax paid a courtesy call on the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal and the Prime Minister of Tanzania, Right Honourable Mizengo Pinda on the 2nd December 2013.Read More
The SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax visited the Republic of Mauritius from the 28th to 29th November 2013 to pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam and to engage with key Government officials on key priority areas of regional integration.Read More
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.
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.
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.