SADC economic integration timetable questioned

Southern Africa will be unable to realize its economic integration plans by 2012 if the current pace of implementation is not increased, a senior South African official warned on Monday 31 October.

The country's Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad said he did not believe the Southern African Development Community (SADC) program of economic integration could become a reality "if we continue at the pace we are doing now."

He made the remarks at a meeting of the South Africa-Mozambique Joint Perman