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The clinic as a gendered space: Masculinities, health seeking behaviour and HIV & AIDS

By: In On Africa IOA     20th May 2011 Many studies find that men visit public health care facilities much less frequently than do women,(2,3) which has some significance for the poor... 

What’s next for al-Qaeda in the Horn of Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th May 2011 US president Barack Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden, the world’s most wanted terrorist on Monday May 2, 2011. From 2001 to 2011 Bin... 

Globalisation: is it only just beginning?

By: Terence Creamer     20th May 2011 I was struck recently by some insight offered by BHP Billiton chairperson Jacques Nasser regarding the state of globalisation and its probable... 

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The Case for Real Debate in Cape Town

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th May 2011 On Friday 15 April 1994, former presidents Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk participated in the first debate of the new democratic South Africa. The... 

Is China’s growing involvement in Africa a boon or bane for the continent’s sustainable development?

By: In On Africa IOA     19th May 2011 Africa has traditionally been characterised by conflict and underdevelopment, and unfortunately when Cold War scrambling subsided to civil conflict... 

The Case for AU Mediation in Libya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th May 2011 The AU has been criticised for the way it has responded to the Libyan crisis. While some of the concerns expressed about the AU’s role or lack of... 

Swaziland's fiscal crisis: Developments and proposed resolutions

By: In On Africa IOA     17th May 2011 The unsustainable current fiscal trajectory in Swaziland is largely driven by the fiscal indiscipline by the Government, the drastic drop in... 

Of Patriotism, Prisoners and the Protector

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th May 2011 On 4 May 2011 Judge Deon van Zyl, the South African Inspecting Judge for Correctional Services, took the stand in the high profile case of Shrien... 

On Voting for Reduced Corruption 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th May 2011 On the eve of South Africa’s municipal elections on 18 May it is timely to reflect on the country’s transition to democracy that brought an end to... 

Zille seeks to align DA with South Africa’s struggle heritage 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th May 2011 In these local government elections, the Democratic Alliance (DA) is set to take Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay, in Port Elizabeth, and Tshwane, and... 

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