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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

S AFRICA MUST DEMAND SWAZI REFORM

Citizen, South Africa

20 June 2011


SOURCE


SA must take lead in Swazi, Zim: UK Envoy


Britain looked to South Africa to take the lead when there were demands for reform in neighbouring countries, the British High Commissioner to South Africa said on Monday.


JOHANNESBURG - Britain looked to South Africa to take the lead when there were demands for reform in neighbouring countries, the British High Commissioner to South Africa said on Monday.


Dame Nicola Brewer was speaking during an event organised by the SA Institute for International Affairs.


Her comment came after the recent wave of protests in Swaziland where Swazis are demanding political reforms.


Brewer said the international community tended to look first to capitals or neighbouring powers to sort out local or regional problems.


"Shared values can give useful guidance in tackling modern global challenges too. Take climate change, on which South Africa's position is progressive, like the UK's," Brewer said.


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