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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... 

Should government cut spending?

By: Seeraj Mohamed     13th August 2010 The next phase, or second dip, of the global financial crisis may well be due to the impact of the sovereign-debt problems in Europe and elsewhere.  

The 2020 Olympic Games: What are South Africa’s chances? 

By: Denis Worrall     10th August 2010 In the aftermath of what has universally been described as a very successful South African-organised World Cup, thoughts immediately turned to the... 

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The trade in counterfeit goods: What is it, why is it a problem and what is its impact on Africa? 

By: In On Africa IOA     4th August 2010 A highly visible influx of counterfeit goods, of various types, is occurring across the African continent.(2) Most of these goods, including... 

Colonial Sodomy: Homophobic threat within common law 

By: In On Africa IOA     4th August 2010 The majority of countries around the world that still criminalise homosexuality are former British colonies or territories. Sodomy laws are a... 

Build industries, not malls 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     30th July 2010 South Africa is faced with economic policy decisions over the short term that will have a huge impact on the lives of our grandchildren and... 

South African citizenship and the 2010 Citizenship Amendment Bill  

By: Chris Watters     28th July 2010 The 2010 SA Citizenship Amendment Bill has been tabled in Parliament and the public have been invited to comment on the proposals put forward by... 

Global economic uncertainty grows

By: Seeraj Mohamed     23rd July 2010 There is huge uncertainty in global financial markets at present. Bloomberg reported on July 8 that hedge fund managers, who are the best... 

HIV & AIDS related stigma and discrimination: Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd July 2010 HIV & AIDS related stigma still exists in many communities in the world. Stigma perpetuates discrimination and this is a key contributor to the... 

Africa’s 2010 economic outlook: Promoting development after the economic recession

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd July 2010 On 24 May, the 2010 edition of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) was launched in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The AEO conducted a country-by-country... 

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