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Title:Die Afrika-Unie en NEPAD: die vooruitsigte op nuwe ontwikkelingsvennootskappe
Author:Breytenbach, WillieISNI
Periodical:Tydskrif vir geesteswetenskappe
Geographic term:Africa
African Union
international cooperation
Abstract:This paper describes the relationship between NEPAD, the African Union and the African Renaissance. It assesses the prospects for cooperation and integration, as well as the sustainability of NEPAD, especially the 'partnerships' implied in the project. NEPAD goes further than continental union and integration; it makes security and good governance requirements for development through a range of partnerships - with the developed world, the private sector, and civil society. Specifically, NEPAD strives to generate external funding (a North-South partnership) for African development. Continental and regional integration are in line with NEPAD initiatives, but are not preconditions for NEPAD. What is still lacking is a single implementation agency with executive capacity. A crucial feature of NEPAD - which is part of the AU since the latter's founding - is the peer review mechanism, which provides for voluntary intervention in the domestic affairs of States that do not comply with the standards of good governance. The paper proposes that the AU will eventually manage the political dimensions of the peer review mechanism, while the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank will assist with economic peer reviews. Bibliogr., note, sum. in English, text in Afrikaans. [Journal abstract, edited]