Dot Keet

Dot Keet

Research Associate, Alternative Information & Development Center

Dot Keet is a South African academic and activist involved in many national, African and international networks resisting corporate "free trade" agreements.  She is an active member of the national South African Trade Strategy Group (TSG) and the Southern African Peoples Solidarity Network (SAPSN), the key coordinator of the Southern African Social Forum (SASF); as well as the continent-wide Africa Trade Network (ATN); and the international Our World is Not for Sale (OWINFS) network.

Areas of expertise:

Southern African Political Economy; Alternative Regionalisms; Africa, the WTO & International Trade; Africa/EU Relations & Debt

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Contact details:

dkeet [at] iafrica.com

Languages spoken:

English


Cape Town, South Africa

Recent content by Dot Keet

European trade policy and the food crisis in Africa

May 2011
Dot Keet explains how IMF and World Bank policies have brought about the current food crisis in Africa, and why food sovereignty and local production are necessary to secure long term food security.

Practical and tactical challenges, and strategic perspectives for African engagement with China

September 2010
There are many important factors to consider when speaking broadly of China's role in Africa, and one should avoid falling into the trap of simplistic comparisons with historic African-European relations.

The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

November 2009
The major causes of the economic and social crises are now being even more blatantly promoted by the EU - both within the multilateral WTO negotiations and bilateral and bi-regional FTA/EPA negotiations - as the fundamental solutions.
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The World Crisis - and beyond

October 2009
The multiple crises of the capitalist world economy give the left the unique opportunity to discuss and promote ideas of transformative steps and social alternatives. Which conditions for a post-capitalist world do already exist and what are our responses to this development?

The implications of ‘the global crisis’ for the Southern African Development Community

July 2009
What is fundamental for Southern African to overcome the underlying structural crisis are democratic, inclusive and accountable participatory developmental states firmly orientated to serve the needs of their counties and peoples, their environments …. and the planetary eco-system.

Southern Africa: whither regional integration?

May 2008
As a result of the free trade agreements with the European Union, called economic partnership agreements, regional integration in Southern Africa is in tatters. The question arises: what kind of integration would engender broad-based development?

China as 'partner' or neo-colonial operator in Africa ?

May 2007
Paper presented at the seminar China's New Role in Africa and the South:A search for a new perspective, parallel to the meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Shanghai, May 2007.Paper presented at the seminar China's New Role in Africa and the South:A search for a new perspective, parallel to the meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Shanghai, May 2007.