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The Zimbabwean amnesty

By: Chris Watters     4th October 2010 The recently announced amnesty for Zimbabweans who either do not have the correct - or any - temporary residence permit or who instead even have... 

An Improved Independent Police Investigations Directorate (IPID) to Address Systemic Police Corruption

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th October 2010 Recently, South Africa's National Assembly adopted a revised draft of the Independent Police Investigations Directorate (IPID) Bill. This draft of... 

The Role of Geoinformatics in Combating Environmental Crime

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st October 2010 Environmental crime is a serious international problem that can impact negatively on the economies, security and even the very existence of... 

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Yen developments may hold lessons as SA considers rand action

By: Terence Creamer     1st October 2010 It will be interesting for advocates and opponents of calls for aggressive intervention to weaken the rand to monitor developments surrounding the... 

Is Nationalisation the Answer?  

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      30th September 2010 Cuba and its revolution have long been emotional reference points for revolutionary cadres in South Africa. This sentimental attachment relates to,... 

UN Women, a coup in the making at the United Nations?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th September 2010 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's announcement on 14 September of the appointment of Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile, as... 

Rapid HIV Testing and HIV Prevention in Africa: A Handy Tool 

By: In On Africa IOA     29th September 2010 The spread of HIV in Africa continues to be a global concern even as new methods of prevention are developed and existing ones are improved. Early... 

Conservancies: Double-portion Dividends or Capitalism?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2010 In the fight against the protracted woes of cattle rustling and insecurity, profit-making conservancies appear to be a godsend. They can provide a... 

Voting preference in early democratic South Africa: Understanding the theory 

By: In On Africa IOA     27th September 2010 Voting behaviour is recognised as one of the most influential study fields in South Africa. Voting preferences determine the voting behaviour of... 

SA’s competitiveness fall reflects relative strength of other emerging economies 

By: Terence Creamer     24th September 2010 South Africa slipped to 54th position from 45th in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) latest Global Competitiveness Index, but remained the highest... 

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