Southern African Development Community (SADC)

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The SADC was first introduced as the SADCC (South African Development Coordinating Conference) in 1980, before becoming a fully-fledged community in 1992.

It is an inter-governmental organisation whose goal is to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth and socio-economic development through efficient productive systems, deeper co-operation and integration, good governance and durable peace and security among fifteen Southern African Member States.

The SADC encompasses 277 million people, a surface area of 554 919 sqkm, and boasts a GDP of $575.5 Billion.

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