Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Parliament to decide how much secrecy our democracy can permit  

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      20th July 2010 South Africans' Parliamentary representatives face a critical decision this week - how much secrecy should be allowed in our democracy? 

Xenophobia? What xenophobia? 

By: Amy Witherden     16th July 2010 It seems that the authorities have fallen into their old habit of denialism. With rumours and reports of xenophobic tensions, and even attacks,... 

The World Cup message: Africa is solvent, upbeat and open for business 

By: Denis Worrall     15th July 2010 The World Cup - the vuvuzela World Cup - having given enormous pleasure, has come and gone and in the process raised the hopes and expectations of... 

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South-South Cooperation: The Indo-South African Relationship

By: In On Africa IOA     13th July 2010 At the beginning of June 2010, South African President Jacob Zuma paid his first presidential visit to an Asian country since taking office in May... 

Justice for export: Africa and the International Criminal Court (July 2010) 

By: In On Africa IOA     7th July 2010 In this article from Consultancy Africa Intelligence, it is argued that the efficacy of the International Criminal Court is unsatisfactory and that... 

Warren Buffett’s reflections on the market economy 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     2nd July 2010 The immensely popular head of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet, who is one of the richest people in the world, has pledged to give away 99% of his... 

South Africa 2010: Field of dreams? 

By: Brandon Hamber     2nd July 2010 By the time this article is published, the fate of Bafana Bafana in the 2010 World Cup will be known. South Africa will either be destined for the... 

Greed, fear in financial markets

By: Seeraj Mohamed     18th June 2010 It is hard to predict the performance of the global economy and of individual countries. There is less optimism about recovery from the global... 

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... 

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