SADC Summit Communiques 1980-2006

Date Signed

The SADC Summit of heads of State and Government is responsible for the overall policy direction and control functions of SADC. It comprises the heads of State/Government of each Member State and is held annually on a rotational basis. The Communiques for Summit from the years 1980- 2006 are recorded in this document as follows:

1980: Lusaka, Zambia: 1st April

1981: Salisbury, Zimbabwe: 20th July

1982: Gaborone, Botswana 22nd July

1983: Maputo, Mozambique 11th July

1984: Gaborone, Botswana 6th July

1985: Arusha, Tanzania 9th August

1986: Luanda, Angola 22nd August

1987: Lusaka, Zambia 24th July

1988: Maputo, Mozambique 15th July

1989: Harare, Zimbabwe 25th August

1990: Gaborone, Botswana 26th August

1991: Arusha, Tanzania 26th August

1992: Windhoek, Namibia 17th August

1993: Mbabane, Swaziland 5th September

1994: Gaborone, Botswana 29th August


Johannesburg, South Africa 28th August

Pretoria, South Africa 11th December (Special Summit on Nigeria)


Gaborone, Botswana 28th June

Maseru, Lesotho 24th August

Luanda, Angola 2nd October (Summit of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security)

1997: Blantyre, Malawi 8th August


Grand Baie, Mauritius 13th -14th September

Pretoria, South Africa 23rd August (Summit on DRC)

1999: Maputo, Mozambique 17th -18th August


Maputo, Mozambique 16th January (Extra-Ordinary Summit)

Windhoek, Namibia 6th -7th August

Lusaka, Zambia 14th -15th August (2nd Summit on DRC)


Windhoek, Namibia 9th March (Extra- Ordinary Summit)

Blantyre, Malawi 12th-14th August

Harare, Zimbabwe 10th -11th September (Summit on Task Force on Developments in Zimbabwe)


Blantyre, Malawi 14th January (Extra-Ordinary Summit)

Luanda, Angola 2nd -3rd October


Maseru, Lesotho: 4th July (Summit on HIV/AIDS)

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania 25th -26th August


Dar-es-Salaam: 15th May (Summit on Agriculture and Food Security)

Grand Baie, Mauritius 16th -17th August

2005: Gaborone, Botswana 17-18 August


Maseru, Lesotho 17-18 August

Midrand, South Africa 23 October (Extra-Ordinary Summit)