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17 Aug 2012
 
 
 
 
Lead-up to Mangaung exciting South Africa’s popular imagination
POLITICAL INSIGHT
In October, if things go according to schedule, the African National Congress (ANC) will officially start the leadership nominations process, two months before its fifty-third national conference.
 
 
13 Jul 2012
 
 
 
No radicalism in ANC policy proposals
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The national policy conference of the African National Congress (ANC) has come and gone. What should we make of the policy proposals that were adopted, and was the conference more or less about...
 
 
28 Jun 2012
 
 
 
In South Africa the Rule of Law Does not Apply to the Political Elite
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
There is little disagreement that corruption is a serious problem facing South Africa. Unfortunately, various indicators suggest that the problem is getting worse. The annual Transparency...
 
 
27 Jun 2012
 
 
 
South Africa and the 'Currency Wars'
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
South Africa's currency debate focuses on whether to emulate China and other predominantly East Asian countries by pegging the Rand. Import competing manufacturing companies and associated trade...
 
 
15 Jun 2012
 
 
 
Reflections on The Spear saga
POLITICAL INSIGHT
It is 23:54. Two-and-a-half hours ago, I arrived from the University of Cape Town (UCT), where I was part of a panel discussion on the controversial painting depicting the genitals of President...
 
 
05 Jun 2012
 
 
 
Is SA government’s target of reducing unemployment by 21% by 2030 a tall order?
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Creating jobs is South Africa’s single most important task. It is central to the government’s priority objective of eliminating poverty by 2030 and moving away from the present...
 
 
15 May 2012
 
 
 
Why a South African Anti-Corruption Agency must be independent of the police to be effective
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
If it was not already clear why a dedicated anti-corruption agency capable of tackling powerfully connected people had to be independent of the South African Police Service (SAPS), the recent, and...
 
 
11 May 2012
 
 
 
Criminalisation of the State
POLITICAL INSIGHT
Last month, not for the first time, I wrote in another publication about what I call the ‘deep state’. In the article, I explained that the deep state comes into being when there is a...
 
 
 
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