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The recently held SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government in Maputo brought the raft of challenges confronting the region into sharp relief. The Summit is again a manifestation of the serious structural deficits that plague the institution, particularly as this concerns the state-centric nature of the regional integration project. The interface between a blighted regional landscape and inherently dysfunctional summit architecture and weak institutional delivery platforms raises serious concerns about the normative coherence and cohesion of SADC as a development community.
Written by Garth le Pere
South African Foreign Policy Initiative
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