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25 May 2017
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25 May 2017
 
 
Can former liberators lead Africa into the future?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
During a debate in Johannesburg earlier this month, economist Moeletsi Mbeki – brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki – said he thought the African National Congress (ANC) had done...
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23 May 2017
 
Are ISIS returnees a risk for South Africa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
With significant progress in the retaking of Mosul – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) last major stronghold in Iraq – and continued losses in Syria, many of ISIS’ foreign fighters are...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
Be ready for the next global cyberattack
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 12 May, more than 150 countries were attacked by ransomware with over 200 000 computers infected. Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that encrypts a computer’s data until a...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
 
 
Is protest the only way to achieve change?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Violent protests in Eldorado Park, Ennerdale and surrounding areas in the south of Johannesburg and in Coligny in North West province have made headlines over the past few weeks. They add to the...
 
 
18 May 2017
 
African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African leaders tend to lay the blame on others for the ‘resource curse’ – the way the continent’s natural resources have mostly bred rampant corruption, enriched elites and triggered civil...
 
 
17 May 2017
 
Can secrecy strengthen democracy?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Can Parliament hold the executive accountable if motions of no confidence in the president are not exercised through a secret ballot? That is one of the key questions that South Africa’s...
 
 
15 May 2017
 
Africa’s population boom: burden or opportunity?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Africa’s population is the fastest growing in the world. It is expected to increase by roughly 50% over the next 18 years, growing from 1.2-billion people today to over 1.8-billion in 2035. In...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
 
 
The fuzzy logic of radical economic transformation
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘Radical economic transformation’ (sometimes ‘radical socio-economic transformation’) has become the battle cry – or more prosaically the bumper sticker – of the Jacob Zuma-Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma...
 
 
 
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