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SA must aspire to a C-lean, job-rich economy

By: Harald Winkler     19th June 2009 Our country is facing many challenges – creating jobs for the poor, keeping the lights on, battling climate change and all that in the transition... 

Non-Intervention: An Alternative Way for Modern Conflict Resolution?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th June 2009 It has become a cliché that the end of the cold war marked a significant change in the paradigm of conflict resolution, or perhaps, conflict... 

The Private Business Interests of South Africa’s Elected Officials

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th June 2009 In all modern democracies some elected officials hold private business interests. People invariably occupy more than one social role, elected... 

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Responding to the President’s Zuma’s State of the Nation Address: Reflections on the Challenges confronting Higher Education

By: Adam Habib     12th June 2009 What is required of a Presidential State of the Nation address at the dawn of a new political administration? Two elements are important in such an... 

There is no recovery yet

By: Seeraj Mohamed     12th June 2009 Many newspaper reports give us false hope that the global economic crisis has started to abate. They argue that the US financial system is... 

Where were you when the UK government imploded?

By: Brandon Hamber     12th June 2009 There is probably not a reader of this column who has not been part of a ‘where were you when?’ conversation. Where were you when Nelson Mandela... 

Constitutional Court Appointments Will Test Judicial Waters

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      10th June 2009 When the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) meets later this year to consider who will replace four titans of the Constitutional Court when their... 

A Border Patrol for South Africa? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th June 2009 South Africa's new president, Jacob Zuma, delivered his first state of the nation address on Wednesday this week. While the main focus of the... 

Attracting the youth vote

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      4th June 2009 After their third landslide victory, the African National Congress now occupies 264 of the 400 seats in South Africa's parliament. In the... 

Consolidating the Rule of Law in African States

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th June 2009 "The rule of law" is a phrase that rolls easily off the tongue. It is invoked in many contexts, often with a casualness that leads easily to our... 

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