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CONCLUSION: NAMIBIAN INDEPENDENCE AND

WithSOUTHERN AFRICA

The analysis of regional dynamics in the decolonization of Namibia suggests three related questions. Is a focus on south­ ern Africa regional actors, in addition to the South African colonizer, necessary for the understanding of Namibia's decolonization from 1945 to 1990? How complete was Namib­ ia's political decolonization, as Pretoria continued to claim South African sovereignty over the port and surrounding terri­ tory of Walvis Bay as well as twelve off-shore islands in the south of Nambia? How important was Namibia's independence for further political developments in the region, in Angola and South Africa in particular?