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A Just Peace or Just Peace?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th January 2010 The international debate about the relationship between peace and justice has been especially sharp since the end of the Cold War and seemed to... 

Looking back on 2009 

By: Denis Worrall     22nd December 2009 2009 has ended more or less on the same note it began. That means the spotlight is on the ANC, Cosatu and SACP Alliance. And the dynamics of the... 

Guinea’s Future Remains Uncertain After an Attempt to Kill Camara Failed

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th December 2009 A week after the assassination attempt against Guinea's military leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara has failed uncertainty reigns in the country.... 

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The Storm in Africa’s Nuclear Tea Cup 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th December 2009 Maendeleo, a Swahili term for development has been the catchword on most African states' agendas for the better part of two decades. It is a force... 

Business and political leaders must walk the Madiba talk 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     11th December 2009 A few years ago, I watched a documentary in which former President Nelson Mandela regaled the television audience with stories of his life in the... 

Disagreement between Eskom and government on electricity plan has an upside 

By: Terence Creamer     11th December 2009 The material misalignment between South Africa’s inaugural integrated resources plan (IRP1) for power generation and proposals contained in... 

Turning the Tide? Consideration of Efforts to Counter Corruption in the Department of Correctional Services

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th December 2009 Since the new administration took office in April this year government Ministries have been vocal about stopping corruption by civil servants and... 

The time to act is now”… or later: The rapid talking down of expectations for Copenhagen signals a lack of commitment on the part of industrialised countries 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th December 2009 In place of divide and rule tactics, a fundamental change of direction is needed to expand their targets and dump the market-based approach. 

Xenophobia, Civil Society and Piracy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th December 2009 Piracy off the coast of Somalia, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean is now universally accepted as being linked to the "lawlessness, insecurity,... 

Green shoots killed 
by early frost

By: Seeraj Mohamed     4th December 2009 The South African media seemed overeager to celebrate an economic recovery last week. There was very little to celebrate in the South African... 

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