Adekeye Adebajo, Adebayo Adediji and Chris Landsberg (eds) (2007) South Africa in Africa: the post-apartheid era. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. This volume emerged from workshops held in 2004, organised by the University of Cape Town's Centre for Conflict Resolution in collaboration with the Centre for Policy Studies, Johannesburg, and the African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. Its three editors are Directors of the Institutions involved in this collaborative venture, which aims 'to disseminate Pan-African perspectives on this and other important issues related to Africa's international relations' (12). The impetus for the current book is derived in part from earlier initiatives from the eminent Nigerian-based editor, Adebayo Adediji, in the form of workshops in Windhoek and Johannesburg and their outcome, a 1996 publication South Africa and Africa: within or apart? (1) where the general consensus was that more time was needed to see the outlines of South African policy before any definitive judgements could be made. The lapse of time since then makes it appropriate, in the editors' view, for a more considered and comprehensive assessment. The authors contributing to the present volume are mainly South African-based, but not necessarily all of South African nationality, as the introduction is careful to note.