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The paradox of power: Media freedom in South Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     23rd September 2010 The controversial Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) was first proposed at the 2007 Limpopo Conference of the ruling party of South Africa, the African... 

The ANC and partners take stock

By: Denis Worrall     21st September 2010 The ANC's National General Council, which meets this week, is second in importance only to the organisation's National Council which elects the... 

The skills shortage, Home Affairs and immigration strategies

By: Chris Watters     20th September 2010 Government announced recently that because of the chaos in some of the SETAS, it had little data on how well it was addressing the skills shortage.... 

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Brain gain: Skilled diaspora return to Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     17th September 2010 After Tomi Adegoke completed a Master's degree in Public Health from a university in the United States of America (USA), she decided to move to... 

Why another amnesty for illegal capital flight?

By: Seeraj Mohamed     17th September 2010 The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is proposing a second amnesty for South African residents guilty of illegal capital flight. The first amnesty... 

I would rather be hung over than be a glutton 

By: Brandon Hamber     17th September 2010 It is difficult to write on subjects like alcohol without attracting criticism. Mentioning the word in a column such as this can result in letters... 

Carbon trading: The real threat facing Africa?

By: In On Africa IOA     14th September 2010 Amidst current initiatives to mitigate global warming such as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD projects),... 

The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment: A Report on Africa’s Future Environmental Affairs Strategies

By: In On Africa IOA     10th September 2010 Africa faces increasingly complex challenges that demand urgent action from its best technological minds and international partners. The... 

One rule for the West and another for the rest? Oil spills in the Niger Delta versus the Gulf of Mexico 

By: In On Africa IOA     8th September 2010 The April 2010 British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused global outrage, eliciting quick political, financial, legal and... 

Graffiti devalues communities  

By: Amy Witherden     7th September 2010 On Sunday, July 18, while the Dabulamanzi Canoe Club was conducting a cleanup of Emmarentia dam, a graffiti "artist" was interrupted in the act of... 

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