This week, the monitor focuses on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Southern African region. Adrian Chikowore writes about the recently concluded SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government and discusses the impact of COVID-19 on SADC’s trade and development efforts.
Darren Olivier reflects on the deployment of the SADC Mission to Mozambique and the respective approaches of the SADC and Rwandan forces towards the conflict in Cabo Delgado.
Reon van der Merwe discusses the outcomes of the 3rd SADC Youth Forum with regards to peace and security in the region and the role that the youth can play in these areas.
Finally, ACCORD’S Keenan Govender writes about the high number of young people who have registered to be vaccinated in South Africa, despite perception studies that have shown that there may be some vaccine hesitancy amongst the youth.