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Advancing African Development: The Necessity for Aid and Trade

By: Adam Habib     7th April 2009 Is aid as bad as Greg Mills and Terence McNamee suggest? Is the facilitation of trade the simple answer to all of Africa's woes? One would think so... 

Global recovery and national interests

By: Seeraj Mohamed     3rd April 2009 There is talk about fixing the global economy. The G20 meeting in London in early April is one indication that countries may not exactly agree on... 

South Africa: Time To Reclaim Our Values?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd April 2009 Politicians and policy makers too often swing on a pendulum between unbridled ego and blinkered groupthink. Self-preservation at all cost, parading... 

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Human Rights and Wrongs

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st April 2009 Aghast, betrayed and angry describe the reactions of many South Africans to their government's refusal of a visa to the Dalai Lama. They describe,... 

Election manifestos: Time for a different approach

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st April 2009 With the tempo of electioneering gathering pace in South Africa in preparation for the April 22 poll, one cannot but wonder what difference the... 

Transparency vital in Zuma case

By: Adam Habib     31st March 2009 Should the National Prosecuting Authority drop charges against Jacob Zuma? South Africans are divided on this question, as are the country's... 

South African elections: A good example for the rest of Africa?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      30th March 2009 In less than one month, South Africans go to the polls to elect a government for the next five years. We have already witnessed pre-election... 

Which recovery and what capital?

By: Seeraj Mohamed     27th March 2009 There are different official responses to the global economic crisis in the US and Europe. The US has accused the Europeans of not providing enough... 

Is economic policy likely to change under Jacob Zuma?

By: Adam Habib     25th March 2009 What was Polokwane all about? Most people would recognize that Polokwane represented a rebellion by ANC delegates against Thabo Mbeki's rule. And... 

Is how a country treats the most vulnerable of its people not a test of its humanity?

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      25th March 2009 The small town of Musina on the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa is the first stop for new arrivals and their introduction to what we... 

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