• Recent News

    • 6 Mar, 2015

      SADC Council of Ministers to Discuss SADC Budget 2015-16

      The SADC Council of Ministers is meeting today and tomorrow in Harare, Zimbabwe, to discuss the 2015/16 SADC Business Plan and Budget and progress report on the implementation 2014/15 as well as SADC Plans the implementation of past Council Decisions.

      Read More
    • 5 Mar, 2015

      Development of SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap Underway

      The SADC Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration is meeting today in Harare, Zimbabwe, to deliberate on the Interim Report on the development of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap. Comprising of the ministers responsible for...

      Read More
    • 5 Mar, 2015

      Pre Council Media Briefing

      As it has become customary to SADC, we invited you to share information with you on the upcoming meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers scheduled to take place here from Friday to Saturday March 06 – 07, 2015, and its preceding meetings that have been...

      Read More
    • 2 Feb, 2015

      Trade Related Facility (TRF) Commences Operations

      A Facility Support Unit (FSU) has been set up within the SADC Secretariat to facilitate implementation of the SADC Trade Related Facility (TRF), established through a Contribution Agreement between the EU and SADC. Located at the MASA Centre in...

      Read More

    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.