Engaging, influencing and interpreting SA foreign policy

This is the core of SALO’s work because it believes the SA government, ruling ANC Alliance and parliament are central to driving Southern African/African democratic and peace processes.

This initiative includes:

  • Research including studies of South Africa’s relations with its neighbours
  • Support to SA/SADC mediation efforts in countries like Zimbabwe and Madagascar
  • Support to sub-committees of the SA Parliament in their efforts to understand and influence African crises and conflicts
  • Support to ANC Alliance policy processes so as to produce more informed policy
  • Public and closed policy and community dialogue to engage, influence and interpret SA foreign policy

Many of these themes cross cut the main project areas of SALO.