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Time to Close Book on Party-Funding Secrecy in SA

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      13th May 2009 WITH the elections over and the African National Congress celebrating its victory, it is clear that, along with the people, the money has also spoken. 

Reckoning with the APRM Recommendations

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      13th May 2009 The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) aims to promote 'good governance' in Africa, through systematic reviews of a state's governance practices... 

Appointing a new Prosecutions Chief – the opportunity to reclaim integrity

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th May 2009 As President Jacob Zuma finalises his cabinet appointments following the investiture of a new Parliament, he must turn his focus to non-ministerial... 

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The Lessons of April 22: Ballots vs. Bullets

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      6th May 2009 Wednesday 22 April 2009 will be remembered by many in Africa an historic day. Almost 80% of eligible voters in South Africa went to the polls... 

Support for Zimbabwe’s Recovery: A Lost Opportunity for SADC?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      4th May 2009 It has been over a month now since the unity government in Zimbabwe published proposals to dig the country out of the economic hole it has been... 

Election response: Shifting Political Landscape

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      30th April 2009 After months of anticipation, widespread speculation and tireless campaigning by political parties, the 2009 South African elections have come and... 

Zuma's Presidency assured but his political survival beyond 2014 is not

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      29th April 2009 Barring an act of the gods, Jacob Zuma will be South Africa's next president, inaugurated on 9 May. His road to the Presidency will have been a... 

Peacekeeping Successes and Failures in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th April 2009 When the colonial order ended in Africa, a myriad of problems confronted the new African nations. According to a recent study 16 wars took place... 

Targeted support needed during the crisis

By: Seeraj Mohamed     24th April 2009 Finance Minister Trevor Manuel wrote a very interesting article in Business Day on April 8, giving his views on bail-outs, titled ‘Singling out... 

Election Brief: Opposition performance at the polls in 2009

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      21st April 2009 South Africa's electoral system is designed to sustain a multi-party democracy. The premise being that multi-partyism breeds electoral competition... 

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