Virtual book launch: COVID-19 and Sovereign Debt: The case of SADC edited by Daniel D. Bradlow and Magalie L. Masamba (2023)

Posted on October 25, 2022

The International Development Law Unit (IDLU), Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria in partnership with the Finance for Development Lab and Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) invites you to the virtual book launch of the Portguese and French versions of COVID-19 and Sovereign Debt, edited by Daniel D. Bradlow and Magalie L. Masamba (2022) 

Event details

Monday 7 November 2022 
16:00 – 18:00 (SAST/ CET) 
Online (Zoom) 

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This multi-disciplinary publication focuses on the issue of African sovereigndebt management and renegotiation/ restructuring, with a particular
concentration on the countries that are members of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

It contains a series of essays that were initially presented in several workshops held at the height of the pandemic, in 2020.

These essays seek to both understand the debt challenges facing these countries and to offer some policy-oriented suggestions on how they can more effectively address these. They include contributions by global and regional scholars who are seasoned experts and newer researchers and discuss the complexities on debt management and restructuring within the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, this presented an opportunity for junior researchers from the region to contribute to international discussions on a topic in which the views of young Africans are not heard as often or as clearly as they should be, especially given the importance of the topic to Africa and its future. Further, this book is expected to stimulate debate among academics, activists, policy makers and practitioners on how SADC should manage its
debt.


Event Programme

WELCOME BY PROGRAMME CHAIR:

Prof Daniel Bradlow
SARChI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations

OVERVIEW OF COVID-19 AND SOVEREIGN DEBT: THE CASE OF SADC

Dr Magalie Masamba
Postdoctoral Researcher at International Development Law Unit (IDLU), University of Pretoria

PRESENTATIONS BY CONTRIBUTORS: SELECTED CASE STUDIES

Martin Kessler
Executive Director of Finance of Development Lab
[email protected]

Mr Wakumelo Mataa
CSO Debt Alliance 
[email protected]

Dr Barry Herman
Social Justice in Global Development
[email protected] 

- Author Centre for Human Rights
Published by Simphiwe Khumalo

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