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Public servants still profit from State tenders

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      12th August 2009 At what point could corruption become endemic in South Africa? When might it become so systematised that it becomes almost irreversibly ‘the way... 

Transitional Justice in Kenya: Government to Deploy Truth Commission and Ordinary Criminal Courts

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th August 2009 Since the tragic events that followed the disputed presidential elections on 27 December 2007 in Kenya, debate has been raging on what should be... 

Independence of the SARB and democracy

By: Seeraj Mohamed     7th August 2009 The debate about inflation targeting in South Africa has once again brought up the question about the role of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)... 

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The Enigma of South Africa’s Arms Trade

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th August 2009 On Sunday, 2 August, the defence and veterans' affairs spokesperson of the Democratic Alliance (DA), held a media conference in Cape Town in which... 

Gill Marcus and South African economic development

By: Seeraj Mohamed     5th August 2009 South Africa will have a new central bank governor before the end of the year. Gill Marcus, chairperson of Absa Group and Absa Bank, will replace... 

The Reasons Behind Service Delivery Protests in South Africa 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th August 2009 Over the past few weeks South Africa experienced a wave of protest action across most provinces. According to ANC spokesperson Jesse Duarte there... 

Africa: Taking the Gap in Modern Economic Theory

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      29th July 2009 The air is clearing after the spectacular financial crisis, markets are once again picking up, but will it be business as usual? Modern economic... 

Natural Resources Boom a Blessing or a Curse to African Integration?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th July 2009 Is an abundance of natural resources a blessing or a curse to African integration? Why would an African country accept full integration if it means... 

Who should prosecute the Somali pirates? 

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      24th July 2009 Until recently, the common view was that maritime piracy had been relegated to history with its muskets, parrots and the Captain Hook personas, but... 

Learning to diversify 
for development

By: Seeraj Mohamed     24th July 2009 I recently had the opportunity to attend the African Task Force meetings organised by economics Nobel Prize laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz’s... 

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