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Noose or Lifeline? The Role of Transport in Independent\ud Namibia

By David Simon


INTRODUCTION\ud \ud As the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa intensifies, attention has increasingly been distracted fran the vexed issue of Namibian independence. All parties to the dispute have agreed for at least eight years on the desirability of independence for Africa's last colony, but attainment of that goal has been continually frustrated by South Africa; through the introduction of new obstacles. The current deadlock is over Pretoria's insistence that independence be linked to the withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola. Meanwhile, yet another interim government has been appointed in Windhoek, onto which South Africa is making a sustained attempt to confer legitimacy as oppsition to SWAPO.\ud \ud (Continues..

Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Year: 1986
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