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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... 

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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... 

The role of BASIC Countries in the Climate Change Negotiations after Copenhagen

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th March 2010 BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) have been vilified and praised for the role they played in brokering the Copenhagen Accord... 

Reducing the Pool of Illicit Firearms by Destructions in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th March 2010 Hundreds of thousands of obsolete, surplus, surrendered and confiscated firearms have been destroyed in South Africa over the last two decades... 

New industrial offset instrument to include ‘stronger’ targets

By: Terence Creamer     26th March 2010 While the key thrust of “leveraging procurement” for industrialisation in South Africa hinges on a transition from unstructured procurement... 

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