Destabilization, The Lesotho case

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Bardill, John (1988)
  • Publisher: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
  • Subject: HIS
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    (27) These and all other figures used in this section, except where otherwise stated. are derived from the following sources: Central Bank of Lesotho. Annual-~e~orfotr 1983; John Gray et-al., "Lesotho: a strategy for survival after the golden seventies", South African Labour Bulletin, 6, No 4 (1980), , pp 63-78; Kingdom of Lesotho, Annual Statistical Bulletin 1981 (Maseru: Bureau of Statistics, 1982); Kingdom of Lesotho, First, Second and Third Five Year Development Plans (Maseru: Central Planning and Development Office, 1970; 1976; and 1971); Kingdom of Lesotho, Donor Round Table Papers, Vol 1 (Maseru: CPDO, 1983); and K T J Rakhetla, Budget Speech Presenting the 1983-84 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure (Maseru: Government Printer, 1983).

    (29) For differing views concerning the costs and benefits of Lesotho's membership of SACU, and of the possible gains and losses of withdrawal from it, see Paul Mosley, "The Southern African Customs Union: a re-appraisal", World Development, 6, No 1 (1978); Peter Robson, "Reappraising the Southern African Customs Union: a comment", World Development, 6, No 4 (1978); and James Cobbe, "Integration Among Unequals: the Southern African Customs Union and development", World Development, 8, No 4 (1980).

    (30) For details, se Gabriele Winai Strom, Development and Dependence in Lesotho, the Enclave of South Africa (Uppsala: The Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, 19781, p 115.

    (31) This is oscillating and not permanent migration, of course. South African legislation in the early 1960s (Aliens Control Act 1963; Black Laws Amendment Act 1963) excluded permanent migration and in adition made it all but impossible for Basotho women to work legally in South Africa.

    (32) Arie van der Wiel, Migratory Wage Labour: its role in the economy of Lesotho (Mazenod Book Centre, 19771, pp 87-88.

    (33) According to the Lesotho government's third Five Year Development Plan, remittances generated 40 per cent of customs revenue and covered 62 per cent of Lesotho's trade deficit. Third Plan, pp 13 and 17.

    (54) Lesotho has relations at ambassadorial level with the Soviet Union, China, North Korea, Romania and Yugoslavia, and at the non-ambassadorial level with a number of other Socialist countries, including Cuba and Czechoslovakia.

    (58) Malcolm Wallis and Robert D'A Henderson, "Lesotho 1983: Year of the Election?ltThe World Today, 39, No 5 (1983), p 191.

    (59) Leistner, p 15.

    (60) Weisfelder, p 256.

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