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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... 

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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... 

Carbon trading: The real threat facing Africa?

By: In On Africa IOA     14th September 2010 Amidst current initiatives to mitigate global warming such as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD projects),... 

Institutional Schizophrenia and Police Militarisation 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th September 2010 The South African Police Service (SAPS) currently finds itself in a serious dilemma over changes that are described by some as a process of... 

Voting in the 2009 South African Elections: Did Public Policy Matter? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th September 2010 Elections are an opportunity for political parties to appeal to voters by campaigning on the most important issues that concern voters. Likewise,... 

The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment: A Report on Africa’s Future Environmental Affairs Strategies

By: In On Africa IOA     10th September 2010 Africa faces increasingly complex challenges that demand urgent action from its best technological minds and international partners. The... 

Mandatory Registration of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards in Africa – Ingenious Idea or Misplaced? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th September 2010 New compulsory decrees for tighter regulation of the mobile phone industry abound in Africa. Cellular phone service providers are required by law... 

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