SADPA in “conceptual development stage”


The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation says planning around the establishment of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA) “is currently at the conceptual development stage”.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoane-Mashabane announced the creation of a SADPA “funds permitting” shortly after her appointment in May.

“In this context, discussions are ongoing in government regarding a possible establishment of developmental agency which would assist in the pursuit of the notion of a better Africa in a better world,” she said at the time.

Her office last month said planning processes with respect to the costing and capital outlay for the SADPA will “commence after Cabinet has approved the conceptual framework for the establishment of the agency.”

SADPA will be a “tool to advance South Africa’s international relations and developmental partnership agenda”, it added, “specifically with respect to the objectives of the “Consolidation of the African Agenda” and in advancing South-South and North-South cooperation.