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Our expectations of electric cars must be tempered with reality 

By: Saliem Fakir     20th August 2010 Electric cars are often spoken of as if they will turn the tide against the current fleet of petroleum junkies. But we may be far from that nirvana.  

The link between bad driving and poverty 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     20th August 2010 I often find driving in downtown Johannesburg to be a most frustrating experience, not only because of congestion, but also because of the behavior... 

Is South Africa just one big vuvuzela?

By: Brandon Hamber     20th August 2010 There were moments of brilliance on the pitch during the 2010 World Cup, but it was what happened off the pitch that grabbed the most attention.  

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How to Get Back Africa’s Stolen Assets?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th August 2010 Addressing the AU Summit in Kampala in July 2010, Eric Holder, the US Attorney General reiterated that combating corruption generally and in the... 

Radical islands in a sea of Western democracy: A comparison of Zimbabwe and Venezuela

By: In On Africa IOA     18th August 2010 Since the 1990’s, there has been a rise against neoliberalism, manifested as a phenomenon that incorporates radicalism, socialism and... 

Police Partisanship a Growing Concern in South Africa 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th August 2010 A professional police service can play an important role in reducing violent crime and improving community safety. Clear evidence of the... 

Death in the name of profit: South Africa’s mine safety scourge

By: In On Africa IOA     16th August 2010 In July 2010, a rockfall accident at the Marikana mine, a joint venture between Anglo Platinum and Aquarius Platinum, resulted in the death of six... 

The Scandal that could end President Yayi Boni’s Rule

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th August 2010 Considered for many years to be a testcase for democracy in West Africa, Benin has entered into a socio-political turbulence that could be... 

Presidential Elections in Rwanda: Kagame Wins Another 7 Year Term 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th August 2010 According to preliminary results released by Rwanda's National Electoral Commission, the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) candidate President Paul... 

Networks of corruption more complex than many think 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th August 2010 The conviction of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi raises questions about elite networks and their impact on corruption. 

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