About the Strategic Review for Southern Africa

Strategic Review for Southern Africa is an internationally accredited and peer-reviewed periodical of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

Since the journal’s establishment in 1978 it has witnessed major social and political changes in Southern Africa, the wider continent of Africa and the world.

In recognition of these changes, and as a project in transition guided by a new editorial team, the Strategic Review for Southern Africa will be adjusted in terms of both content and format as from 2013 with volume 35, no. 1. At the same time, however, it will continue its founding mission to engage in strategic and political analysis of socio-political developments that impact Southern Africa.
 

As of 2018 with Volume 41, no. 2 the journal will be guided by a new editorial team. The team will, however, continue the founding mission to engage in strategic and political analysis of socio-political developments that impact Southern Africa. The changes to the journal are intended to facilitate more vigorous and enlightened debate among scholars, policy makers, practitioners, students and activists, in order to contribute to the wider global discourse on democracy, human rights and freedoms, security, governance, the rule of law, development, and social and ecological justice. The journal therefore seeks to establish a multi-disciplinary forum, where plural and open‐minded interaction can transcend purely academic debate, so as to reach out to wider audiences and involve as many stakeholders as possible in the policy and civil society communities. 

An engaged and engaging exchange will be stimulated by means of academic analyses, reports, debates, a review section and other briefings. Academic articles will, as in the past, be held to impeccable quality control and will be peer reviewed to uphold the journal’s scholarly credentials.

The editorial team will continue to promote and consolidate the journal’s role and relevance. The team members are:

Siphamandla Zondi (Editor‐in‐chief)
Kgothatso Shai, University of Limpopo (Book review editor)
Everisto Benyera, Unisa (Associate editor)
Heather Thuynsma, University of Pretoria (Editorial assistant)
Bongi Cwayi (Editorial administrator)

Published by Mellissa Mlambo

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