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September 18, 2017

Lesotho to receive security support

The SADC Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government has approved the deployment of a contingent force comprising of military, security, intelligence and civilian personnel who are expected to support the government of Lesotho.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government was held in Pretoria on Friday to discuss the political and security issues of Lesotho. The summit was chaired by President Jacob Zuma as the Chairperson of regional bloc.

“In the interim, the summit approved an expanded mandate and composition of a total of 34 members of the oversight committee to include military, security, [...]

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September 8, 2017

South Africans will pay less for data – Minister

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele says very soon South Africans will pay less for data and that changes may be implemented as early as August next year.

Reducing the cost of data and roaming charges has been under the spotlight over the past three days as Ministers of Communication and ICT from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) gathered in Durban to discuss ITC infrastructure development in the region.

In an interview with SAnews, Minister Cwele said his department has mandated the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) to conduct a thorough study on the cost of data in the country and make [...]

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August 28, 2017

SA participates in exercise Blue Kunene

South African Air Force personnel are participating in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) humanitarian relief exercise known as Blue Kunene.

The two-week long exercise being held at the Oshana Region in Namibia aims to prepare airborne elements of members states’ air forces, air arms and air wings for rapid deployment in disaster situations and subsequent humanitarian crises relief operations, including medical and other aid in the region and beyond.

Attended by 1000 military personnel, it is conducted under the auspices of the Standing Aviation Committee (SAC) of the SADC-Inter State Defence and Security Committee (ISDSC).

According to the South [...]

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August 21, 2017

SADC introspects on its 25th anniversary

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) celebrates its 25th anniversary today and the bloc has used the occasion to reflect on the progress made in its regional integration agenda.

SADC was formed on 17 August 1992 in Windhoek, Namibia, with its precursor known as the Southern African Development Coordinating Conference (SADCC), which was established in 1980 in Lusaka, Zambia.

Its founding member states are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  The main aim was to coordinate development projects in order to lessen economic dependence on the then apartheid South Africa.

Today, the [...]

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