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Review call made as Nersa again rebuffs Transnet on pipeline tariffs

By: Terence Creamer     9th April 2010 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has indicated that it will continue investigations and consultations on the appropriate... 

NGO’s and Their Quest for Legitimacy in Africa  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th April 2010 There have been several changes in the dominant orientation of development policy over the past few decades. The emphasis on state-led development,... 

Defence budget: Expecting too Much from too Little?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th April 2010 The South African Government has drastically reduced its defence budget since 1991, as the threat of large scale war with the country's neighbors... 

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Time to move away from the Malema monologue to dialogue on our future 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      7th April 2010 A hip-hop star, allegedly high on cocaine ploughs into a group of schoolchildren in Soweto, killing 4 of them. The National Director of Public... 

The Anti-Trafficking Bill, the Immigration Act and the Refugee Appeal Board 

By: Chris Watters     7th April 2010 The Justice Portfolio Committee's announcement that it will not be ‘fast-tracking' the Anti-Tracking Bill [‘ATB'] is to be welcomed by allowing for... 

Are SA’s political and business elites suffering from an overinflated sense of entitlement?

By: Terence Creamer     2nd April 2010 In their popular book “Freakonomics”, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner relate the story of small bagel-delivery service started by Paul Feldman, an... 

Sudan’s Historical April 2010 Elections

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st March 2010 Free and fair elections should ideally only take place when there is a stable security environment. Many fear that the upcoming elections in Sudan,... 

Whatever happened to Hissène Habré?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st March 2010 On Wednesday 16 March 2010, the increasingly influential Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice announced that it... 

Benefits of democracy lost in the gap between constitution and complex reality

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      29th March 2010 Along the mall in Washington DC stands the Korean war memorial. Alongside it, a marble wall with the powerful words, ‘Freedom is not free'. 

Asian Values and African Choices

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      29th March 2010 The economic rise of Asia has provoked an intermittent intellectual struggle that posits "Asian values" as opposed to Western ways. This debate... 

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