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The Republic of South Africa: An Emerging Donor


This text deals with the development assistance of the Republic of South
Africa after the fall of the apartheid era. The article is framed by the theory
of South-South cooperation, which was established in the 1950’s and has
risen since the beginning of the 1990’s. The paper consists of two parts. The
first one is focused on the theory of South-South cooperation with an
emphasis on development cooperation. Five particular features which
distinguish the South-South cooperation from the “Western approach” are
mentioned in this part. The second part tries to apply the mentioned
features to the development cooperation of the Republic of South Africa. In
the last section we briefly summarize some new information about the
South-South cooperation. To put it briefly, we can say that the development
cooperation of the Republic of South Africa is characterized by many
particular features.


emerging donors, development cooperation, South-South cooperation, Republic of South Africa, emerging powers, African renaissance

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Author Biography

Linda Piknerová

Born in 1983, she aquired her doctoral degree in Political Science in 2012 at
the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of West
Bohemia in Pilsen, where she currently works as an assistant professor. As
part of her effort she is focusing on developmental studies, new powers in
the international system and (African) integration projects. She has
published numerous scientific papers on these topics. She is also the co-author of the publication Development Assistance of the Eastern Bloc during
the Cold War (2013) and the author of the monograph African
(Micro)Regionalism – A South African Experience (2013).