Botswana is a founding member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which was formerly known as the Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC). The country, together with eight others, formed SADCC in Lusaka, Zambia, in 1980. Botswana is a completely landlocked country in the centre of Southern Africa. One of Southern Africa’s longest rivers, the Okavango, flows into the north-western part of the country, forming the UNESCO World Heritage Site Okavango Delta. Botswana shares borders with South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The SADC headquarters are situated in the Botswana capital, Gaborone, which is located in the south-eastern part of the country. Botswana is a multi-party democracy, with elections held every five years.
Please refer to the latest SADC Statistics Yearbook