Catalogue description Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Southern African Department: Registered Files (JS file series)

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Details of FCO 105
Reference: FCO 105
Title: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Southern African Department: Registered Files (JS file series)
Description:

This series contains the records of Southern African Department, dealing with UK relations with Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.

Date: 1979-1988
Arrangement:

Arrangement is by former file reference within annual file cycles.

Related material:

For previous records see FCO 45

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: JS file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 3287 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2010

Selection and destruction information: Policy documents selected under the agreed Operation Selection Policies (OSP 13 and OSP 23).
Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Southern African Department was formed in 1979, one of the successors to the Central and Southern Africa Department (1973-1979). At its creation, the department had responsibilities for the following: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.

The Southern African Department ran until 1990 when it was succeeded by the Central and Southern Africa Department.

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