Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

SA also has some big decisions to make regarding liquid energy 

By: Terence Creamer     19th March 2010 South Africa’s energy infrastructure environment is in a serious state of flux. Citizens are all too aware of the crisis with regards electricity.... 

Why transformation of the energy-industrial complex is crucial for a low-carbon economy 

By: Saliem Fakir     19th March 2010 Everything new has to start somewhere – so the saying goes. If truth be told, there are more than just climate change reasons why we need to shift... 

Fragile recoveries and 
continued risks

By: Seeraj Mohamed     19th March 2010 We have lived through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, but activities and attitudes in financial and economic markets seem... 

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Institutionalising the AU Sanctions

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th March 2010 In February 2010, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) imposed sanctions on Niger following the military coup that overthrew... 

Foreign spectators and visas for 2010

By: Chris Watters     18th March 2010 The Department of Home Affairs has set out its permit arrangements for the anticipated flood of spectators coming to the World Cup. 

SA’s Land Governing Structures Conduits for Illicit Self-enrichment? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th March 2010 f there is any lesson to be learned from South Africa's land reform experience, since the dawn of democracy in 1994, it is the fact that the... 

Policy debate to hot up in next few years

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th March 2010 In whose lifetime will the nationalisation of mines happen? The fact that you are an avid reader of this column suggests that Father Time will... 

State should seize iron-ore initiative and move debate into developmental realm

By: Terence Creamer     12th March 2010 Without question, there is very little sympathy out there for ArcelorMittal South Africa in its fight to hold on to a favourable 25-year iron-ore... 

Africa’s Ivory trade Dilemma for 2010

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th March 2010 The 15th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) is set to be held in Doha, Qatar from the 13th to... 

Zuma simply needs to play by the rules

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      10th March 2010 We should not have to be dragooned into setting high standards in public life. We should willingly seek maximum openness about what our public... 

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