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The ANC and partners take stock

By: Denis Worrall     21st September 2010 The ANC's National General Council, which meets this week, is second in importance only to the organisation's National Council which elects the... 

Sierra Leone: Curse of its Riches – Again?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th September 2010 Sierra Leone's brutal 10-year civil war was partly blamed on the misuse or mismanagement of its rich mineral resources, in particular diamonds, by... 

The skills shortage, Home Affairs and immigration strategies

By: Chris Watters     20th September 2010 Government announced recently that because of the chaos in some of the SETAS, it had little data on how well it was addressing the skills shortage.... 

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Brain gain: Skilled diaspora return to Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     17th September 2010 After Tomi Adegoke completed a Master's degree in Public Health from a university in the United States of America (USA), she decided to move to... 

Development has taken a back seat in SA’s national discourse

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th September 2010 According to some poverty statistics, 50% of South Africans live in poverty, and about 38% of people between the ages 15 and 25 are neither in a... 

Global firms rank SA as a priority global investment destination

By: Terence Creamer     17th September 2010 South Africa ranks nineteenth in a league table of "top priority host economies" for foreign direct investment (FDI), which was released on Monday... 

The carbon tax debate and irrational howls 

By: Saliem Fakir     17th September 2010 No sooner was the announcement that a carbon tax was on the cards made than the hecklers from special interest groups and their lobbyists started... 

Why another amnesty for illegal capital flight?

By: Seeraj Mohamed     17th September 2010 The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is proposing a second amnesty for South African residents guilty of illegal capital flight. The first amnesty... 

I would rather be hung over than be a glutton 

By: Brandon Hamber     17th September 2010 It is difficult to write on subjects like alcohol without attracting criticism. Mentioning the word in a column such as this can result in letters... 

The African Union, the International Criminal Court and al-Bashir’s visit to Kenya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th September 2010 The presence of President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan at the recent launch of Kenya's constitution was a watershed moment in the nascent history of the... 

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