- African Renaissance Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28-29 September 1998: Misc. Papers (Sponsored by Mafube Publishing, SABC 2 and the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Thabo Mbeki)
- AIDS Portal on Southern Africa UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development (London)
A searchable portal for news, documents, and event announcements, with regional and country sections for the African continent.
- All Africa.Com: Recent News Summaries on Southern Africa (AllAfrica Global Media, Washington, DC)
News summaries in English based on reports from the Pan African News Agency (PANA), East African newspapers and news agencies, and other sources. See also individual country sections.
- ARASA--AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (Windhoek, Namibia; Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa)
The web site includes recent news and campaign documents. "...established in 2002, ARASA is a regional partnership of non-governmental organisations working together to promote a human rights approach to HIV/AIDS and TB in Southern Africa through capacity building and advocacy."
- CBOLD: Comparative Bantu Online Dictionary (2002) (Department of Linguistics and the Institute of Cognitive Studies, University of California, Berkeley ; via L'Institut des Sciences de l'Homme, Lyon, France)
- The site offers descriptions of the project and its components, with tools for linguistic analysis, a selection of dictionaries and word lists, and related links. "The CBOLD project was started in 1994 by Larry Hyman and John Lowe to produce in Berkeley a lexicographic database to support and enhance the theoretical, descriptive, and historical linguistic study of the languages in the important Bantu family."
- Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) - Namibia Resource Center & Southern Africa Library (Basel, Switzerland)
- "The BAB houses the only Namibia Resource Centre in Europe and the only Southern Africa library in Switzerland. Est. in 1971 ... collects a wide range of published and unpublished materials and publishes scholarly works on Africa ... regularly invites researchers for lectures." The web site includes:
- BAB library catalogue
- BAB periodicals list
- Antiquarian Bookshop
- Brabys.Com (South Africa)
A searchable database for companies and industries in South Africa, parts of southern Africa, and the Indian Ocean islands.
- CADRE--Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- CIPESA: ICT Policy Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa (Kampala, Uganda)
"Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is one of two centres established under the Catalysing Access to Information and Communications Technologies in Africa (CATIA) initiative, which was funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID)."
-- CIPESA publications and other resources
- COMESA--Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Lusaka, Zambia)
- This site includes provides information on banking, online trade directories for some countries, and many other links with an emphasis on business and economic information. "COMESA exists 'as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people'. ...with its 19 member states."
- CBT Desk: Cross Border Trade Desk at COMESA
News and business information: "this website is a 'resource' to help cross border traders in Eastern and Southern Africa to find an association near to them, to voice their opinions and explain what COMESA is doing in improving conditions for small cross border traders."
- CORMSA-Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- "...formerly known as the National Consortium for Refugee Affairs...comprised of a number of member organisations including legal practitioners, research units, and refugee and migrant communities. The Consortium's mandate involves strengthening the partnerships between refugee and migrant service providers to provide improved co-ordination of activities."
- CORMSA newsletter
- CORMSA policy briefs
- CORMSA reports and other resources
- Development Bank of Southern Africa (Midrand, South Africa)
- Development planning publications
- Development Policy Research Unit, School of Economics, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
- "[The Unit] undertakes research in the fields of labour markets, poverty, regional integration and regulation...centers on the following long-term research projects: labour demand and labour supply in South Africa; regional integration in the SADC region."
- DPRU Publications: including books and book chapters listes, plus online working and conference papers, policy briefs, and annual reports.
- "Educational Research for Quality of Life": Proceedings of the 7th BOLESWA Symposium, Swaziland Educational Research Association, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, July 28 - August 1, 1997 (Swaziland and South Africa)
Selected abstracts and papers from the 1997 conference of educators from Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland.
- Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)
"EISA is an independent, non-governmental organisation whose focus of concern is elections, electoral practices and the promotion of democratic governance. EISA's vision is to support the quest for sustainable democracy throughout Southern, Central and Eastern Africa by promoting free and fair elections and a popular appreciation of democratic principles and practices." EISA has field offices in Chad, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, and Mozambique.
- Equity in Health in Southern Africa (Equinet - The Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa; Harare, Zimbabwe)
- ESARBICA: Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch, International Council on Archives (via International Council on Archives, Paris, France)
- "ESARBICA established in 1969 in Kenya, ESARBICA brings together individuals and institutions concerned with the creation, use, preservation and management of recorded information in Eastern and Southern Africa."
- Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA) = Banque de la ZEP (Zone d'échanges préférentiels) (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Gender Links (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- Geological Survey of Namibia (Windhoek, Namibia)
Recent reports and related links on soils, coastline, and environment in southwestern Africa.
- Global Water Partnership on Southern Africa (In association with the IUCN--The World Conservation Union; Pretoria, South Africa)
The website features news and reports from various projects and major conferences on water resource management in the member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), plus the Democratic Republic of Congo. "The Global Water Partnership [headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden] is a working partnership among all those involved in water management: government agencies, public institutions, private companies, professional organizations, multilateral development agencies and others committed to the Dublin-Rio principles."
- H-Luso-Africa: An H-Net Network Discussing Lusophone African Studies (H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
A discussion forum sponsored by the Lusophone African Studies Association, an associate organization of the African Studies Association of the United States.
- H-SAfrica Discussion Network (H-Net, Hmanities & Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
"H-SAfrica is an international electronic discussion group dedicated to the promotion of all aspects of South and Southern Africa history and culture, and Southern African studies in general. ."
- An information policy handbook for Southern Africa: a knowledge base for decision-makers. -- Ottawa, Canada: International Development Research Centre ; San Francisco, Calif.: The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) ; Midrand, South Africa: Development Bank of Southern Africa, 2001. (See also: the DBSA mirror site)
The site offers a full text electronic version of this print publication, plus a search index.
- IPS Inter Press Service News on Southern Africa = News in Swahili(Johannesburg, South Africa)
An "alternative news agency" providing current reports for the region and Africa in general, with selected news stories in Swahili.
- Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho (Roma, Lesotho)
- International Court of Justice = Cour internationale de Justice (The Hague, The Netherlands)
- International Crisis Group on Southern Africa (Washington, DC; New York; Brussels, Belgium)
"Crisis Group's approach is grounded in field research...Crisis Group produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers."
- International Institute of Social History: The Netherlands against Apartheid 1948-1994 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"In 2008 the IISH acquired an extensive collection of archival materials relating to anti-apartheid and Southern Africa. This rich collection includes materials on the Dutch anti-apartheid and solidarity movement, the struggle in Southern Africa and the international campaign against apartheid."
--See also: Anti-Apartheid and Southern Africa Collection Guide
- International Organization for Migration -- Southern Africa (Geneva, Switzerland)
- IRIN-SA: Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa (see below, under "UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs")
- Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) (Windhoek, Namibia)
The website includes information about the research program, contact information, and a list of publications (for sale). "The institute aims to assist the Namibian labour movement in building its capacity....[including]: a collecting, updating and releasing information in an accessible form; a establishing and maintaining a database on the Namibian economy and industrial relations; a designing and undertaking training programmes for trade unions; a providing a platform for discussions on labour and socio-economic issues, [etc.]"
- Library Catalogs of West, Eastern and Southern Africa on the Internet (including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe)
- Mapungubwe Cultural Sites (Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa)
- Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (South Africa)
"...a non-profit organisation consisting of Infrastructure Investors, Service Providers and Stakeholders from Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland."
- Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) (Windhoek, Namibia)
"MISA is a non-governmental organisation with members in 11 of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. Officially launched in September 1992, MISA focuses primarily on the need to promote free, independent and pluralistic media..." See Country chapters
and Publications and downloads
- The Miombo Network: Southern Africa Regional Network (via Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics, Food & Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy)
- "Miombo is a vernacular word that has been adopted by ecologists to describe those woodland ecosystems ...of the southern sub-humid tropical zone from Tanzania and Zaire in the north, through Zambia, Malawi and eastern Angola, to Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the south. "
- Miombo Network publications, 2007-2010
- National Democratic Institute for International Affairs on Southern Africa (Washington, DC)
- NiZA: Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa---Library, Informaton & Documentation Centre (2008) (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- This ARCHIVED web site offers general information about NiZA, news summaries from Southern Africa, and NiZA publications based on research or conference proceedings. "NiZA is a politically independent organisation for the promotion of democracy in Southern Africa. It was founded in 1997 out of the merger of three anti-apartheid organisations: the Holland Committee on Southern Africa, the Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Eduardo Mondlane Foundation. ...Power in the region is becoming more and more centralised, violence and poverty are on the increase, and AIDS is spreading. Joining with those who actively seek solutions to these problems, NiZA now expresses its commitment through a new form of solidarity."
- For more recent information about the collections, see: International Institute of Social History above
- 10th NEWSA--North Eastern Workshop on Southern Africa, October 21-23, 2011, Burlington, Vermont (via Department of History, California State University, San Bernardino, California)
- Nordic Documentation on the Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, Sweden)
The web site features general information about various projects, conference reports
, and a searchable catalog of the archives on southern Africa held in Scandinavia.
- ODINAFRICA: Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization--UNESCO, Paris, France)
This website outlines various programs of the ODINAFRICA--a project involving about 20 African countries. The site includes current and recent news, conference information, and other data about Africa's oceanic resources.
- Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- General information about the organization and its activities and publications. "OSSREA was established in April 1980, held its Firsct Congress in June 1983, and celebrated its Tenth Anniversary, in conjunction with its Third Congress, in Kampala, Uganda, in May 1990...Its current membership is drawn from 11 countries, but its constitution opens membership to social scientists in 18 countries ... and institutional membership is open to all institutions, within or outside the region."
- OSSREA Publications
This section offers information about publications and selected online versions, including:
-- OSSREA bulletin. (Online)
, since 2007
- Politicsweb (South Africa)
Politicsweb...focuses on "the news and politics of Southern Africa...aims to provide its readers with breaking news, informed comment and opinion, and easy access to key online resources ...The website is supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA)."
- Progressio on Southern Africaformerly Catholic Institute for International Relations (London, UK)
- Progressio is "an international development charity working for justice and the eradication of poverty" through community-based organisations, with programmes on: civil society participation, HIV and AIDS, and sustainable environment.
- Progressio Home Page
- Whatever happened to the post-apartheid moment?: past hopes and possible futures for southern Africa. By Peter Vale (2004). -- London, UK: CIIR, 2004. PDF format
- Inheriting the earth: land reform in southern Africa. By Lloyd M. Sachikonye (2004). -- London, UK: CIIR, 2004. PDF format
- PTA Bank: Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Remnants of ritual: selections from the Gelbard Collection of African Art (Illinois, USA)
A website featuring an image gallery from a large and varied collection of art objects mostly from West and Central Africa and a few from the region of Malawi-Mozambique-Southern Tanzania; plus information about the exhibition catalog.
- Research ICT Africa: Towards an African e-Index: SME e-Access and Usage in 14 African Countries (2006) (LINK Centre, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa) PDF format
The countries covered in this survey include Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Rock Art in Southern Africa
- Saint Helena Island, British Overseas Territory -- Official Government Web Site
- Shikanda Portal -- Works by Wim van Binsbergen (Wim van Binsbergen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
The website by this major European scholar whose fieldwork and publications span three decades on religion, social anthropology, history, and philosophy in and about Africa---esp. east-central and southern Africa.
- SAfAIDS: Southern Africa AIDS Information Dissemination Service (Pretoria, South Africa)
- "Southern Africa AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) is a subregional non-governmental organisation that was established in 1994. Its main purpose is to help strengthen capacity to address the socio-economic impact of AIDS and to promote HIV prevention in southern Africa. ... SAfAIDS' main role is promoting policy, research, planning and programme development around HIV/AIDS in the southern Africa region. It works with NGOs, PWAs, government bodies, international agencies, research institutes, media organisations, the private sector, labour and others to assist them to explore and implement responses to HIV/AIDS in a development context."
- Useful links on HIV/AIDS in Africa
- Southern Africa report. (Online): Archive, 1992-2000 and Index -- Toronto, Canada: Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa, via AfricaFiles.
'The full text --without photos or illustrations-- of all articles published during the last eight years of the magazine - from July 1992 to October 2000. In addition, three indexes produced in 1996 — covering June 1985 to November 1995 - are available as a research tool.'
- SABDET: Southern African Book Development Education Trust (London, UK)
- "[Founded in 1993] SABDET's objective ... is to advance education for the public benefit concerning indigenous publishing in Africa as a means of communication and literacy."
- SABDET programmes (including journals support, electronic publishing, scholarships, etc.)
- SACOD--Southern Africa Communications for Development (Braamfontein, South Africa)
- SADC: Southern African Development Community (Gaborone, Botswana)
- SADC-CCBG: Southern African Development Community--Committee of Central Bank Governors (SADC Finance and Investment Sector, Pretoria, South Africa)
- SADC Parliamentary Forum (Southern African Development Community--PF, Windhoek, Namibia)
This site offers recent election news, information about election observations, other documents and reports, and member profiles. "The SADC Parliamentary Forum [launched in July 1996] is a regional organisation that brings together 12 parliaments of the southern Africa region and represents 1800 Members of Parliament. Among the Forum's critical issues of concern in the 21st century is the support of the growing democracy in the region."
- SADC Regional Human Development Report 2000. -- New York: United Nations Development Programme, 2000. (PDF format)
- SAFLII--Southern African Legal Information Institute (Braamfontein, South Africa)
This searchable database offers free access to full plain text versions of selected high court judgements and legal case reports. "...includes superior court judgments from Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our recent additions include a full consolidated collection of Uganda legislation and Lesotho caselaw. Currently in preparation: Lesotho, Zambia, Namibia and Uganda judgments, as well as Uganda subsidiary legislation."
- SAHRIT--Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa (Harare, Zimbabwe)
The website features reports on SAHRIT activities, recent news from the region, and related links. "[Established in October 1996] SAHRIT engages its stakeholders through three main programmes, Human Rights Training and Capacity Development; Good governance, Anti Corruption and Ethics and Child Rights programmes."
- SAIIA: South African Institute of International Affairs--Publications: Occasional papers, trade policy briefings & reports, eAfrica, SADC Barometer, SAIIA Foreign Policy Monitor (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
An archive of research papers and newsletters from SAIIA since 2001 in PDF formats.
- Southern African journal of information and communication, The. (Online): TOCs and Archive
-- Johannesburg, South Africa: LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, 2001-
This site offers the table-of-contents for the most recent issue and full text of the back issues. "...to encourage debate in the area of policy, regulation, management and development of broadcasting, telecommunications and information technology in Southern Africa."
- Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) (Queen's University, Canada)
"The Southern African Migration Project (begun in May 1996) is a partnership between Queen's University in Canada, the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), the University of Zimbabwe, Sechaba Consultants (Lesotho) and Arquivo do Patrimonio Cultural (ARPAC, Mozambique). The Project is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) under the Canadian Government's Country Focus Bilateral Programme."
-- See especially: SAMP Publications
, including Crossings. (Online)
and SAMP migration policy briefs.
- Southern African News Services & Internet Information
- SANGONet, 2009-: Southern African NGO Network ngopulse.org (Braamfontein, South Africa)
- SARPN--Southern African Regional Poverty Network (Pretoria, South Africa)
A consultancy website rich in development-related news, other news on human rights and health issues, project and conference reports, and related links for the region.
- SARUA--Southern African Regional Universities Association (Johannesburg, South Africa)
"Founded in 2005, SARUA is a membership-based organisation which is open to all the public universities of the 15 countries that make up the Southern African Development Community (SADC)..."
--See especially: Profiles of SADC Public Universities
- SARW--Southern Africa Resource Watch (Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa)
The site features news, information about recent books, country legislation watch, contact information for country ministries, and downloadable research reports and papers on extractive industries in 10 southern African countries--outside of South Africa, plus a field office in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "To monitor corporate and state conduct in the extraction and beneficiation of natural resources in Southern Africa region, in particular assessing to what extent these efforts contribute to sustainable development...to consolidate research and advocacy on natural resources extraction issues in Southern Africa."
- Southern African review of books. (Online) Archive -- Ulm, Germany: Universität Ulm, 1987-2007.
--via The Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
The archive of this once popular book review journal. See especially the SAROB anthologies
, compiled by Robert Turrell. SAROB was a leading journal dealing with the cultural politics of Southern Africa, containing book reviews in the fields of literature and cultural studies, as well as essays, columns, and diaries.
- SEATINI--Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (Harare, Zimbabwe)
- SCECSAL--Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations (via South Africa)
- Tralac--Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
"Tralac was established in February 2002, with the financial support of the Swiss Department of Economic Development and consists of a core of trade lawyers and economists with high-level expertise in a range of trade and trade-related areas."
--See especially: Tralac Publications
: downloadable books, working papers, and trade briefs
- The creation of tribalism in southern Africa. Edited by Leroy Vail. -- Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press ; California Digital Library eScholarship program, 2003 (1989).
- United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Eastern and Southern Africa At a glance. (New York)
Basic information, statistics, maps, & indicators.
- UNESCO--United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: Media & HIV/AIDS in East and Southern Africa: a resource book. Edited by S.T. Kwame Boafo, in collaboration with Carlos A. Arnaldo. -- Paris: UNESCO, 2000. PDF format
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (Formerly UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs)
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Southern Africa (Washington, DC)
- United States. Energy Information Administration: Southern African Development Community Profile, 2005
- University of the Western Cape: PLAAS--Institute for Poverty, Land, & Agrarian Studies (Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa)
"PLAAS does research, policy engagement, teaching and training about the dynamics of chronic poverty and structural inequality in Southern Africa, with a particular emphasis on the key role of restructuring and contesting land holding and agro-food systems in the subcontinent and beyond."
- Water Aid International -- Research Publications (London, UK)
- The Water Page -- Incorporating The African Water Page (Len Abrams, Water Policy International, Johannesburg, South Africa)
"This is a page dedicated to the water sector in Africa and in other developing regions. Issues addressed include water policy, water resource management, water supply and environmental sanitation, water conservation and demand management, and a variety of other issues." The site contains documents on water resources legislation, development projects, and research, plus links to related sites.
- Who's Who in Southern Africa Published by Naspers, a multinational media group. (Cape Town, South Africa)
A directory and networking site, with over 7500 profiles of "Southern Africans" in government and business, mostly those residing in or having business interests in South Africa.
- World Agroforestry Centre: Eastern and Southern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
Research and project news, with links to open access journal articles and reports. "...to generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and to use its research to advance policies and practices, and their implementation, that benefit the poor and the environment."
- The World Bank: Sustainable Health Care Financing in Southern Africa: 1996 Seminar Papers. (Health Reform Online Library, World Bank Group, Washington, DC)
An online library of the proceedings and papers in PDF format
required) from an EDI Health Policy Seminar held in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 1996. There are papers on Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Mozambique.
- Zoological Society of Southern Africa (South Africa)
The site includes information about the organization and its activities, links to South African universities offering Zoology degrees, related links, a newsletter
, and the society's subscription-based journal, African zoology