Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Africa’s Ivory trade Dilemma for 2010

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th March 2010 The 15th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) is set to be held in Doha, Qatar from the 13th to... 

Zuma simply needs to play by the rules

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      10th March 2010 We should not have to be dragooned into setting high standards in public life. We should willingly seek maximum openness about what our public... 

Monopoly on Electricity Supply Contributes to Deforestation

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th March 2010 A report published in November 2009 by the Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environmental Organization (TaTeDO) revealed that over 1600... 

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Africa Must Lead on the Development of the Crime of Aggression

8th March 2010 The first ten-year Review Conference of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will take place from 31 May - 11 June 2010 in Kampala, Uganda. Most... 

Big business wants ‘Vision 2040’ to be new rallying cry 

By: Terence Creamer     5th March 2010 Big business in South Africa has initiated a campaign, loosely dubbed ‘Vision 2040’, which sets out as its overall goal the transformation of the... 

Why the fuss about economic growth?

By: Seeraj Mohamed     5th March 2010 Statistics South Africa reported on February 23 that real gross domestid product (GDP) “at market prices increased by 3,2% quarter-on-quarter,... 

Conflict Prevention: a Policy Dilemma

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th March 2010 The intensification of globalisation following the end of the Cold War has brought with it strong pressure to remake the economies and politics of... 

The Dirty Money in Legitimate Financial Systems

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th March 2010 In most countries, criminals have to find ways in which to legitimize their profit. This is often done through the laundering of money. Since 2000... 

South Sudan Between Caution and Optimism

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd March 2010 Southern Sudan will hold a referendum on whether or not it should remain as a part of Sudan in January 2011. This is part of the 2005 Naivasha... 

Are we Seeing the Beginnings of Police Vigilantism in KwaZulu-Natal?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st March 2010 In a research report entitled `An investigation into deaths as a result of police action in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Gauteng` in 2007, the... 

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