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Jobs to be prioritised whether or not they are green

By: Terence Creamer     21st May 2010 There were some congruencies, but also some obvious tensions in attempting to transition South Africa to a “low-carbon, high-growth” path, the... 

Climateproofing the second Integrated Resource Plan 

By: Saliem Fakir     21st May 2010 The second Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2) should be due anytime soon. It will be a crucial document that will pretty much define South Africa’s... 

Manufacturers, unions unite in call for policy interventions

By: Seeraj Mohamed     21st May 2010 A joint declaration was recently released by a group of manufacturers, the Manufacturing Circle, and the three main South African trade union... 

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The curious case of voting for no one

By: Brandon Hamber     21st May 2010 The gap between me writing this article and you reading it will be an interesting one. Right now, I am sitting in Belfast, watching the outworking... 

Monetary policy

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      19th May 2010 In two weeks' time, Parliament will be voting on an amendment bill proposing changes in the management composition and structure of the Reserve Bank. 

Human Trafficking and the World Cup: How big is the threat? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th May 2010 "Human trafficking and enslavement is a growing problem, with the poor being particularly vulnerable. Awareness is one of the tools to fight it,"... 

ANC stalls over public funding of parties 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      18th May 2010 Certain addictions are hard to beat. The ANC looks no closer to exiting the Chancellor House deal now than it did a few weeks ago. At least two... 

Uncertainties as Presidential Election in Comores is Postponed

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th May 2010 Voters in the Union of the Comoros were supposed to elect a new president in May this year, but the poll has been postponed until late 2011... 

Reflections on Cope ructions

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     14th May 2010 Is substantive democracy possible in a country that is not blessed with substantive uncertainty? 

Roadshows to be real test of Kusile’s partnering potential  

By: Terence Creamer     14th May 2010 There is much market scepticism about whether there is any appetite among private investors for a minority stake in the R142-billion Kusile power... 

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