Research Papers and Reports

SALO periodically publishes research around key issues related to its work. Click on the titles below to read more or to access the papers in PDF format.

Leaders need to study what has worked in Africa

By Tamuka Charles Chirimambowa, a research associate for the Southern African Liaison Office (SALO). First published on 4 March 2018: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-03-04-op-ed-leaders-need-to-study-what-has-worked-in-africa/ The recent leadership transitions in the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) and the African National Congress (ANC), after acrimonious … Continue reading

Zimbabwe: Beyond the rhetoric of free and fair elections by SHOWERS MAWOWA

Zimbabwe: Beyond the rhetoric of free and fair elections by SHOWERS MAWOWA (Deputy Director, Southern Africa Liaison Office (SALO). Source: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2018-01-24-zimbabwe-beyond-the-rhetoric-of-free-and-fair-elections/#.Wm7uxKiWaUl  24 JAN 2018 12:38 (SOUTH AFRICA) In spite of his tainted past, Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is moving to … Continue reading

Policy Brief No 1 of 2017: Informal Economy and Cross-Border Trade between South Africa and Zimbabwe (17 Jan 2017)

The socio-economic significance of the informal sector, and Informal Cross-Border Trade (ICBT) in particular, is now widely acknowledged. Globally, the ILO estimated 50-75% of non-agricultural labour force to be in the informal sector.1 WIEGO’s estimates for Southern Africa put sub-region … Continue reading