Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Southern African Department and predecessors: Registered Files (SAD and CS Series)
|Title:||Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Southern African Department and predecessors: Registered Files (SAD and CS Series)|
This series contains the records of Southern Africa Department and the West Indian 'A' and Swaziland Department relating to United Kingdom and Commonwealth relations with Swaziland between January 1967 and October 1968, and from October 1968 records of the Southern African Department dealing with UK relations with Botswana, Lesotho, the Malagasy Republic, Zambia, South Africa and South West Africa, Malawi, Swaziland and Portuguese Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Guinea, Principe and São Tomé).
By former file reference
For records of the Commonwealth Relations Office and Commonwealth Office, East Africa Departments, see:
For earlier Colonial Office and Commonwealth Office records relating to relations with Swaziland see CO 1048
For records of the Southern African Department see FCO 105
For records of the Central African Department see FCO 106
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||SAD file series|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Commonwealth Office, Southern Africa Department, 1966-1968
Commonwealth Office, West Indian A and Swaziland Department, 1967-1968
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Central and Southern Africa Department, 1969-1979
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Southern African Department, 1968-1969
|Physical description:||2639 file(s)|
|Access conditions:||Open unless otherwise stated|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 1999
|Accruals:||No future accurals expected|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
Relations with Swaziland were managed by the Southern Africa Department of the Commonwealth Office until an internal reorganisation abolished the department and responsibility passed to the West Indian 'A' and Swaziland Department in July 1967.
Swaziland gained independence in the Commonwealth in September 1968, but there was no change in responsibility for relations with Swaziland until the general reorganisation which accompanied the formation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October 1968, when responsibility for Swaziland passed to the Southern African Department.
The department had responsibility for relations with all of Southern Africa (except Rhodesia), and the remaining Portuguese possessions in Africa generally, and Angola and Mozambique particularly. It was replaced in 1969 by the Central and Southern Africa Department.
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- FCO - Records of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors
- Division within FCO - Records of the Political Geographical Departments
- FCO 45 - Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Southern African Department and predecessors: Registered Files (SAD and CS Series)