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South Africa's post apartheid foreign policy : towards a diplomacy of trade

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dc.contributor.author Dullabh NA en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:13:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:13:39Z
dc.date.created 1993 en
dc.date.submitted 1994 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/25739
dc.description.abstract This thesis attempts to argue that a post-apartheid Foreign Policy will no longer be based on seeking legitimacy for the South African Government. It argues that if South Africa wants to grow, both domestically and internationally, it will be imperative for South Africa to move from an import-substitution trade policy to an export-oriented trade policy. It is further suggested that the export-led strategy will be an important component for the promotion of South African international trade in the post-Cold War era. South Africa will require the support and assistance of international organizations and hence, the international community to improve trade. The following principles, rules and procedures of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) will help South Africa reconstruct its trade policies on the basis that they are free, fair and competitive. This study, noting the importance of trade with a dedicated commitment to exports, concludes that although exports would flourish, there will be an immediate need for diplomats to be conversant with contemporary international trade developments. This would require diplomats to be innovative, steadfast and disciplined in their day-to-day negotiations. In the final instance, the role of trade in South Africa's future will ultimately be determined by its trade postures and the type of diplomacy to be used by its diplomats. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Political science en
dc.subject International politics en
dc.title South Africa's post apartheid foreign policy : towards a diplomacy of trade en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en

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