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Unemployment causing untold suffering in SA 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     11th June 2010 Recently, I attended a meeting where unemployed South Africans spoke about their lives.  

Football has just one significant effect on real life: It makes people happier 

By: Denis Worrall     9th June 2010 That's not original. It is the sub-heading to an article in the week-end Financial Times of 29 May by Simon Kuper. Kuper was reviewing several... 

The dea(r)th of privacy rights — Home Affairs and the banks 

By: Chris Watters     7th June 2010 Coming from the culture we do, where we lived with, and many by and large accepted the validity of, an all-seeing, all-knowing, ‘big brother'... 

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Reflections on Gauteng's employment, growth and development strategy 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     4th June 2010 Gauteng Economic Development MEC Firoz Cachalia recently delivered his Budget vote speech, during which he unveiled the Gauteng Employment, Growth... 

Our chance to set aside problems and tell the world our story with honesty 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      3rd June 2010 The World Cup will not be a panacea for this country's ills. It will not ‘solve' inequality nor will it bring an end to poverty. The World Cup will... 

We owe a debt of gratitude to anti-apartheid risk-takers Duncan and Slabbert 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      28th May 2010 Perhaps it is a reflection of the kind of society in which we live that the murder of a somewhat shady character eclipses the death of a South... 

Social forces drive financial insecurity

By: Seeraj Mohamed     28th May 2010 Some serious concerns we will have over the near future relate to when to expect the next financial crisis and how soon thereafter we should expect... 

Intellectuals & Politics: A Tribute to Frederick van Zyl Slabbert 

By: Denis Worrall     24th May 2010 Julius Malema, leader of the ANC's Youth League, has featured in several Insights over the past few months and, to be consistent, I should say... 

Manufacturers, unions unite in call for policy interventions

By: Seeraj Mohamed     21st May 2010 A joint declaration was recently released by a group of manufacturers, the Manufacturing Circle, and the three main South African trade union... 

The curious case of voting for no one

By: Brandon Hamber     21st May 2010 The gap between me writing this article and you reading it will be an interesting one. Right now, I am sitting in Belfast, watching the outworking... 

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