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22 September 2014
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09 Apr 2013
 
 
 
 
CAR incident highlights importance of trust between govt, citizens
POLITICAL INSIGHT
There is one thing that governments all over the world, democratic and undemocratic, have in common: they all seem to think that foreign policy is an esoteric area of human endeavour that is beyond...
 
 
08 Mar 2013
 
 
 
Ramphele's Agang under the spotlight
VIDEO
In February, Mamphela Ramphele, a former black consciousness activist, University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor and World Bank managing director, launched a ‘party political platform’ called Agang...
 
 
14 Feb 2013
 
 
 
Corruption in the defence sector to get greater attention
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Most countries want to believe that they can rely on their military to secure their sovereignty and protect them from foreign threats. However, what is often not fully appreciated is how this...
 
 
12 Feb 2013
 
 
 
SA needs qualitatively different political, economic system
POLITICAL INSIGHT
In the months leading up to the election of Jacob Zuma as head of state in 2009, there was a lot of concern about his ability to govern a modern economy and state. After his inauguration in May...
 
 
17 Jan 2013
 
 
 
Mangaung a bit of a damp squib, but not uninteresting
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The Mangaung conference of the African National Congress (ANC) has come and gone. Will the lot of the ordinary South African be better or worse, and has the conference taken the country closer...
 
 
12 Dec 2012
 
 
 
Role of factionalism in lead-up to Mangaung
POLITICAL INSIGHT
Essop Pahad, an African National Congress (ANC) luminary and former Minister in the Presidency during the reign of Thabo Mbeki, says that all members of the ANC must vote in leadership elections....
 
 
19 Nov 2012
 
 
 
Time for a rethink on how political leadership is chosen if SA is to prosper
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Over the past few months South Africa’s economy has taken several knocks as a result of wildcat and violent labour strikes, capital outflow and credit downgrades by the globally influential ratings...
 
 
15 Nov 2012
 
 
 
Motlanthe reticence pointing to Zuma re-election at Mangaung
VIDEO
We are now a month away from the Mangaung national conference of the African National Congress (ANC) and, at the time of writing, it is still not clear whether Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is...
 
 
 
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