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Siege, Survival and Alliance: South African-Israeli Relations in the 1970s 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st June 2010 On 25 May 2010, the Mail & Guardian reported that US academic Sasha Polakow-Suransky uncovered secret South African documents which reveal that... 

Zuma is proving to be more than just a ‘domestic president’

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st June 2010 At the end of President Zuma's first year in the Union Buildings, one could well ask what are the emerging trends defining his presidency. Although... 

Treatment Perils: the Proliferation of Fake Medicines 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st May 2010 Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are flooding regional markets. This not only provides a ‘hard pill to swallow' to health and pharmaceutical boards but... 

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We owe a debt of gratitude to anti-apartheid risk-takers Duncan and Slabbert 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      28th May 2010 Perhaps it is a reflection of the kind of society in which we live that the murder of a somewhat shady character eclipses the death of a South... 

Climate change poses worrying threat to SA's mineral and energy complex 

By: Terence Creamer     28th May 2010 A new study, which was released just days before South Africa's 'Green Economy Summit', which took place in Johannesburg last week, does a good job... 

Social forces drive financial insecurity

By: Seeraj Mohamed     28th May 2010 Some serious concerns we will have over the near future relate to when to expect the next financial crisis and how soon thereafter we should expect... 

The Complexity of Counterfeiting and Piracy in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th May 2010 Africa has become a major destination for counterfeits and pirated goods. It is given that a pirated DVD of Sex and the City 2, for example,will... 

A Major Breakthrough in Darfur Crisis

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th May 2010 The current hostilities in Darfur erupted in early 2002 with the government-backed militia committing numerous atrocities against rebels and... 

Intellectuals & Politics: A Tribute to Frederick van Zyl Slabbert 

By: Denis Worrall     24th May 2010 Julius Malema, leader of the ANC's Youth League, has featured in several Insights over the past few months and, to be consistent, I should say... 

Organising Against Organised Rhino Poaching 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th May 2010 The African continent has experienced a general increase in rhino poaching in recent years. In South Africa, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)... 

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