The Money Drain
How Trade Misinvoicing and Unjust Debt
Undermine Economic and Social Rights in Southern Africa

Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, the
whole Southern African region, i.e. the 16 states that
now make up the Southern African Development
Community (SADC),1 is largely free from political
subjugation by foreign powers. However, the region
continues to endure certain forms of economic
domination. This is because the international
economic order remains blatantly biased against the
interests of SADC countries (and other countries of
the Global South).

It is true that Southern African governments bear the
principal responsibility for failing to protect and
empower their citizens. Yet, as a result of a range of
unjust policies and practices, countries of the Global
North,2 along with certain multilateral institutions,
must also take considerable blame for these failings.

An ACTSA Briefing Paper

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