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 South Africa’s parliamentary oversight finally comes into view

South Africa’s parliamentary oversight finally comes into view

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st May 2017 When Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the Eskom board appeared before South Africa’s Parliament last week, the country saw what proper... 

 We can honour UN peacekeepers by preventing conflicts

We can honour UN peacekeepers by preventing conflicts

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th May 2017 29 May is International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers. It honours the memory of UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives and pays... 

 Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?

Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th May 2017 The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa’s then finance... 

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 Can former liberators lead Africa into the future?

Can former liberators lead Africa into the future?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th May 2017 During a debate in Johannesburg earlier this month, economist Moeletsi Mbeki – brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki – said he... 

 Are ISIS returnees a risk for South Africa?

Are ISIS returnees a risk for South Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd May 2017 With significant progress in the retaking of Mosul – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) last major stronghold in Iraq – and continued... 

 Be ready for the next global cyberattack

Be ready for the next global cyberattack

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd May 2017 On 12 May, more than 150 countries were attacked by ransomware with over 200 000 computers infected. Ransomware is a type of malicious software... 

 Is protest the only way to achieve change?

Is protest the only way to achieve change?  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th May 2017 Violent protests in Eldorado Park, Ennerdale and surrounding areas in the south of Johannesburg and in Coligny in North West province have made... 

 African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse

African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th May 2017 African leaders tend to lay the blame on others for the ‘resource curse’ – the way the continent’s natural resources have mostly bred rampant... 

 Can secrecy strengthen democracy?

Can secrecy strengthen democracy?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th May 2017 Can Parliament hold the executive accountable if motions of no confidence in the president are not exercised through a secret ballot? That is one... 

 Africa’s population boom: burden or opportunity?

Africa’s population boom: burden or opportunity?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th May 2017 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... 

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