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South African Foreign Policy Review: Volume 3, Foreign Policy, Change and the Zuma Years

Lesley Masters and Jo-Ansie van Wyk, editors
South African Foreign Policy Review: Volume 3, Foreign Policy, Change and the Zuma Years
ISBN: 978-0-7983-0527-3
2019/315 pages
Distributed for AISA, an imprint of HSRC Press


Spanning the Mbeki and Zuma administrations, this volume of South African Foreign Policy Review explores questions of continuity and change. Among the topics covered are the roles of the foreign minister, special advisers, think tanks, and other domestic sources that shape foreign policy, as well as international issues such as strategic partnerships, the ICC, international trade, development cooperation, and nuclear diplomacy.


Lesley Masters is senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and a senior research associate at the University of Johannesburg. Jo-Ansie van Wyk is professor of international politics at the University of South Africa.


  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • Debates on South African Foreign Policy and Ideology in the Mbeki-Zuma Years: An Afro-Decolonial Meditation—S. Zondi.
  • The Foreign Policy Legacies of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane: Institutionalizing Pan-Africanist Visions and Economic Diplomacy—S. Magadla and N. Cornell.
  • A Plurality of Voices? Domestic Sources of South Africa's Foreign Policy—S. Graham.
  • Think Tanks and South Africa's Peace Diplomacy—A. Prah.
  • Special Advisers and South Africa's Foreign Policy—J-A. van Wyk.
  • Watching the Watchers: Oversight Channels and the Democratization of South Africa’s Foreign Policy—L. Masters.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Between Pragmatism and Symbolism—J. Kotsopoulos.
  • Foreign Policy and the Justice-Peace Nexus—D. Tladi.
  • Economic Diplomacy Under the Zuma Presidency: Where To for the New Administration?—P. Mthembu.
  • To Give or Not to Give: The Politics of Ambivalence in South Africa's Development Cooperation—F. Naganje.
  • Nuclear Diplomacy During the Zuma Presidency—J-A. van Wyk and S. Firsing.
  • South Africa's Power Capabilities: Looking to the Future—J. Cilliers.
  • A Sunset and a New Dawn: From Zuma to Ramaphosa—the Editors.