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24 October 2014
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South Africa Insight episode 53
Institute for Security Studies
South Africa Insight episode 53: Gareth Newham reviews key 2013 issues including corruption, policing and crime while highlighting specific areas of focus for 2014.
 
 
12 Dec 2013
 
 
 
Ruling alliance a mess as ANC loses plot
POLITICAL INSIGHT
A year ago, the African National Congress (ANC) held its centenary national conference in Mangaung, where President Jacob Zuma won the battle for the presidency of the ruling party by a wide...
 
 
14 Nov 2013
 
 
 
Race and the 2014 election
POLITICAL INSIGHT
Because of apartheid and colonialism, race was the main social contradiction before the democratic breakthrough of 1994. As we approach the 2014 general election, does race still matter? If it...
 
 
19 Sep 2013
 
 
 
Reflections on 2014 elections
POLITICAL INSIGHT
In the 2009 general election, the African National Congress (ANC) won 11 650 748 votes (65.9% of the vote) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) won 2 945 829 votes, which amounted to 16.66% of the...
 
 
14 Aug 2013
 
 
 
Tsvangirai’s ineptitude contributed to Zanu-PF electoral win
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) thought it was too early, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, agreed, but Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe...
 
 
11 Jul 2013
 
 
 
Mandela should not be seen as a commodity
POLITICAL INSIGHT
To whom does Nelson Mandela belong? Who owns him?By way of answering this question, let me start with a trite remark: If Mandela were an ordinary villager from Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, the...
 
 
12 Jun 2013
 
 
 
Perfect storm of economic, political developments is avoidable
POLITICAL INSIGHT
Worries about the current economic situation and the possibility of more instability in the mining sector must be understood in terms of the economic impact of political uncertainty and the...
 
 
13 May 2013
 
 
 
Guptagate reignites concerns about national security
POLITICAL INSIGHT
It was with a sense of irritation that many South Africans greeted the news of the unauthorised landing at the Waterkloof air force base of a civilian aircraft carrying members of the Gupta family...
 
 
 
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