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Currency wars and other myths

By: Seeraj Mohamed     29th October 2010 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan recently repeated the sensationalist fears promoted in the mainstream business media about the possibility of... 

Is cyber terrorism the new swine flu?

By: Brandon Hamber     29th October 2010 I would strongly recommend, especially if you are of a nervous disposition, that you avoid reading the Strategic Defence and Security Review... 

SA is torn between the paths of secrecy and transparency

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      28th October 2010 SA is capable of sustaining two narratives. One, which provoked a Financial Times editorial suggesting the Protection of Information Bill... 

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HIV & AIDS: the imperative of prevention

By: In On Africa IOA     28th October 2010 The most important concern in the HIV & AIDS field is the task of prevention. The epidemiological measures of prevalence and incidence illustrate... 

Election Campaigns and Water Supply Politics in Tanzania

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th October 2010 After three months of intensive election campaigns, Tanzanians will be casting their votes on the 31st of October 2010 to elect the President,... 

Resource wars and the world outside 

By: In On Africa IOA     26th October 2010 Many of the contemporary conflicts in Africa are characterised by the exploitation of and conflict over valued and lucrative natural resources.... 

Lessons learnt from the ICC case against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th October 2010 Ending months of speculation and uncertainty, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ordered a resumption of proceedings in... 

The HSBC & Nedbank: Some Positives and Negatives

By: Denis Worrall     25th October 2010 The last Insight went out just before the ANC's National General Council met. That was intended to be an important meeting and the general hope was... 

Winner-takes–all Politics and Africa’s Future

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th October 2010 Africa is one of the geographical spaces that exemplify Samuel Huntington's ‘third wave of democratisation' in the late Twentieth Century. In the... 

In pursuit of power: Nuclear power in Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd October 2010 Nuclear power and nuclear weapons have been a contentious issue for decades and there is little consensus regarding the benefits and perils of... 

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