Southern African Development Community

Southern African Development Community
4 other official names:
  • Communauté de développement d'Afrique australe (French)
  • Comunidade para o Desenvolvimento da África Austral (Portuguese)
  • Suider-Afrikaanse Ontwikkelingsgemeenskap (Afrikaans)
  • Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Nchi za Kusini mwa Afrika (Swahili)
Logo of 4 other official names: Communauté de développement d'Afrique australe (French) Comunidade para o Desenvolvimento da África Austral (Portuguese) Suider-Afrikaanse Ontwikkelingsgemeenskap (Afrikaans) Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Nchi za Kusini mwa Afrika (Swahili)
Logo
Motto: "Towards a Common Future"
Anthem: "SADC Anthem"
Map of Africa indicating SADC (light green) and SADC+SACU (dark green) members.
Map of Africa indicating SADC (light green) and SADC+SACU (dark green) members.
HeadquartersGaborone
Largest cityKinshasa
Working languages
TypeIntergovernmental
Membership
Leaders
• Summit Chairperson
Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi
• Council Chairperson
Democratic Republic of the Congo Christophe Lutundula
• SADC PF Chairperson
Mauritius Abdool Ameen
• Tribunal
President
Mauritius Ariranga Pillay
• Executive Secretary
Botswana Elias Mpedi Magosi
LegislatureSADC Parliamentary Forum
Establishment
• as SADCC
1 April 1980
• as SADC
17 August 1992
Area
• Total
9,672,702[1] km2 (3,734,651 sq mi)
Population
• 2020 estimate
Increase 363,222,621[2]
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Decrease $597.8 billion[3]
• Per capita
$1,649
Time zoneUTC+1 to +4

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an inter-governmental organization headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana.

Its goal is to further regional socio-economic cooperation and integration as well as political and security cooperation among 16 countries in southern Africa.[4]

  1. ^ "Land area (sq. km) - South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini, Angola, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe". World Bank. 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Population, total - South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini, Angola, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe". World Bank. 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  3. ^ "GDP (current US$) - South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini, Angola, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe". World Bank. 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  4. ^ Schenoni, Luis L. (3 April 2018). "The Southern African unipolarity". Journal of Contemporary African Studies. 36 (2): 207–228. doi:10.1080/02589001.2017.1364355. S2CID 158137607 – via Taylor and Francis+NEJM.

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