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Vol 38 No 6

Published 14th March 1997


South Africa

Trading places

European politicians sound friendly but do not match post-apartheid expectations

A cloud of misunderstandings surrounds the unfinished negotiations between South Africa and the European Union on the rules for trade between them. In the days before South Africa became a democracy, European politicians used to promise generosity when the change was made. South African policymakers believed them and began negotiations on the assumption that Europe would help with the economic transformation they needed after years of injustice, boycotts, sanctions and protection.

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