Southern African Development Community (SADC), which is Southern Africa’s regional body, comprised of 15 Member
states these include, Angola, Botswana, Comoros, DRC, Swaziland, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia,
Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The region has been making initiatives and taking steps to respond to rising cybercrime and threats posed by cybersecurity. SADC’s Organ on Politics, Defense, and Security Cooperation is the responsible Organ to address and coordinate a regional approach towards issues about cybercrime and cybersecurity.
Hamadoun Toure, an ex-secretary-general ITU, said: “At the moment, cybercriminals see Africa as a haven to operate illegally with impunity.”