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18 April 2014
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17 Apr 2014
 
 
What does ensuring SADC's maritime security mean for South Africa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
South Africans shudder when they hear about arms deals. The ill-fated Seriti commission of inquiry, instituted by President Jacob Zuma in 2011, is doing little to placate their fears. In general,...
 
 
16 Apr 2014
 
Are foreign-owned private security companies a threat to South Africa's national security?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The South African Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa, is on record as saying that foreign ownership of private security companies is a threat to national security. However, to date there has been...
 
 
15 Apr 2014
 
A glimmer of hope for victims of sexual and gender-based crime in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
For decades, women and girls in Africa have been victims of rape, sexual slavery and other brutal forms of sexual and gender-based violence. In a continent rife with various forms of conflict, such...
 
 
14 Apr 2014
 
Rwanda and France: the blame-game continues
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame doesn’t often speak French. But at the 20th anniversary commemoration of the 1994 genocide on 7 April, he paused a moment during his speech – in English and...
 
 
11 Apr 2014
 
Kia Picanto becomes Range Rover: Nigeria overtakes South Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
If there’s one thing more revealing than a tweet, it’s a deleted tweet. After Nigeria announced on Sunday that its economy had nearly doubled, soaring to US$509 billion and overtaking South...
 
 
10 Apr 2014
 
Rwanda: twenty years later
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Someone visiting Kigali these days would have great difficulty imagining that exactly 20 years ago, streets, ditches and latrines were filling up with decomposing corpses of the enemies of the Hutu...
 
 
09 Apr 2014
 
Money and politics: a toxic mix that needs to be diluted in South Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Political parties require funds, but no one knows how much will be spent on campaigning for this year’s elections given the complete lack of transparency of the funding of political parties. The...
 
 
08 Apr 2014
 
A new plan to halt the downward spiral of the SA Defence Force
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
After being in limbo for almost 16 years, with no review of its role since 1998, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) now has a new blueprint for the future. The 2014 Defence Review was...
 
 
 
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