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Southern Africa Report Archive

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Southern Africa Report (SAR) ISSN 0820-5582, was published by the Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa (TCLSAC) that later became the Toronto Committee for Links between Southern Africa and Canada (TCLSAC). Volume 1 Number 1 was published in June 1985. 15 years and 68 issues later, in October 2000, the magazine closed with Volume 15 Number 4.

SAR writers (scholars and activists) from Africa, North America. and Europe covered all countries in the region: - South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania and Congo (Zaire). However, the emphasis was on the first five countries of this list. Articles range from 1500 words to 3000 words in length.

Posted here on AfricaFiles is the full text of all articles published during the last eight years of the magazine - from Volume 8 Number 1 (July 1992) to Volume 15 Number 4 (October 2000) - with a linked contents page for these issues, and the usual search engine facilities. In addition, three indexes (author, country, subject) produced in 1996 — covering Volume 1 Number 1 to Volume 11 Number 1 (June 1985 to November 1995) - are available as a research tool. Unfortunately, none of the quality visual images in the magazine are available here.

Hard copies of the back issues of the magazines are available for the cost of postage. E-mail vise@physics.utoronto.ca.

SAR's predecessor, TCLSAC Reports (March 1977 to September 1984), a newsletter of the Committee, was part of the broad solidarity, liberation support work of TCLSAC. From 1985, on the instigation of John S Saul, the Committee focused on the publication of Southern Africa Report. The magazine covers an interesting era in southern Africa, starting in1985: - ten years after Mozambique obtained independence, five years before Nelson Mandela was released from prison on 11 February 1990. Its coverage then goes through the growth of the IMF and World Bank programmes in Africa, the era of major structural adjustment, and through various elections in countries in the region. The last issues of the magazine cover the period up to South Africa's second election, a time in which a number of countries in the region were drawn into a war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Throughout its 15 years, SAR was a quality magazine produced with only volunteer labour and no paid staff.

Browse Issues in our Archive

Complete Contents for Vol 8 No 1 - Vol 15 No 4

Vol 8 No 1 Vol 8 No 2 Vol 8 No 3 Vol 8 No 4 Vol 8 No 5
Vol 9 No 1 Vol 9 No 2 Vol 9 No 3 Vol 9 No 4 Vol 9 No 5
Vol 10 No 1 Vol 10 No 2 Vol 10 No 3 Vol 10 No 4 Vol 10 No 5
Vol 11 No 1 Vol 11 No 2 Vol 11 No 3 Vol 11 No 4
Vol 12 No 1 Vol 12 No 2 Vol 12 No 3 Vol 12 No 4
Vol 13 No 1 Vol 13 No 2 Vol 13 No 3 Vol 13 No 4
Vol 14 No 1 Vol 14 No 2 Vol 14 No 3 Vol 14 No 4
Vol 15 No 1 Vol 15 No 2 Vol 15 No 3 Vol 15 No 4

Article Indexes (Vol 1 No 1 - Vol 11 No 1)

By Author By Country By Subject

Text Search

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