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    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat, based in Gaborone, Botswana, oversees operations to implement SADC’s mandate. The Public Relations Unit (PRU) promotes popular participation of SADC and is the lead executor of the SADC corporate communication including public and media relations, public affairs, protocol and special events management, thus the custodian of communications, branding and promotional strategies. Thus, the Public Relations Unit strives to establish and maintain lines of communication, mutual understanding, acceptance and co-operation between SADC and its internal and external publics/stakeholders. 

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    • General Notice - Fake Certificate of Ownership

      Date Signed: 2020-07-13

      Type: Documents & Publications


      It has come to the attention of the SADC Secretariat that there are some importers/exporters/manufacturers/clearing and forwarding agents that are illegally using a document called “Certificate of Ownership” bearing SADC logo and stamp in order to benefit from SADC Preferential tariff arrangement and other benefits as provided in Annex I to the SADC Protocol on Trade. The SADC Secretariat wishes to inform the general public that there is no any SADC document called or named as “certificate of ownership” and therefore, the document is fake and illegal, and is being used for fraudulent activities. We further wish to inform the general public that the SADC logo is registered and protected trademark, hence using it without prior authorization from the SADC Secretariat infringes Intellectual Property Rights that we are enjoying.

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    • Media Release

      Date Signed: 0208-11-19

      Type: Media Releases & Statements


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    • SADC Food and Nutrition Security Update Issue - 03 - 2019 - 2020

      Date Signed: 2020-05-28

      Type: Documents & Publications, SADC Technical & Thematic Reports

      Themes: Themes, Agriculture & Food Security, Food Security


      COVID-19 likely to have major impact on food and nutrition security and livelihoods in SADC. About 43 million people estimated to be acutely food insecure in the Region, calling for urgent resourcing and scale up of the interventions planned by both Member States and their humanitarian partners. Poor seasonal rainfall distribution dampens overall harvest prospects for many parts of the Region. Excessive rains cause flooding and destruction of crop fields and property in northeastern parts of the Region. Preliminary crop production estimates for Malawi, Namibia and South Africa show an increase in most crops including maize. The African migratory locust outbreaks recorded in Botswana and Namibia. Fall armyworm and foot and mouth disease remain a challenge in the Region.

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    • Entry form-English

      Date Signed: 2019-09-17

      Type: Documents & Publications


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    • Media Release

      Date Signed: 2019-07-11

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements


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    • Inside SADC Newsletter - February 2019

      Date Signed: 2019-01-24

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters, Media Releases & Statements


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    • STATEMENT OF HOM AT DRC SEOM LAUNCH - FRENCH

      Date Signed: 2018-12-10

      Type: Documents & Publications, Speeches & Communiques, Media Releases & Statements


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    • STATEMENT OF HOM AT DRC SEOM LAUNCH - ENGLISH

      Date Signed: 2018-12-10

      Type: Documents & Publications, Speeches & Communiques, Media Releases & Statements


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    • ES REMARKS FOR DRC SEOM - FRENCH

      Date Signed: 2018-12-10

      Type: Documents & Publications, Speeches & Communiques, Media Releases & Statements


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    • STATEMENT OF HOM AT DRC SEOM LAUNCH - PORTUGUESE

      Date Signed: 2018-12-10

      Type: Documents & Publications, Speeches & Communiques, Media Releases & Statements


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