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Zuma's Presidency assured but his political survival beyond 2014 is not

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      29th April 2009 Barring an act of the gods, Jacob Zuma will be South Africa's next president, inaugurated on 9 May. His road to the Presidency will have been a... 

Targeted support needed during the crisis

By: Seeraj Mohamed     24th April 2009 Finance Minister Trevor Manuel wrote a very interesting article in Business Day on April 8, giving his views on bail-outs, titled ‘Singling out... 

Election Brief: Opposition performance at the polls in 2009

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      21st April 2009 South Africa's electoral system is designed to sustain a multi-party democracy. The premise being that multi-partyism breeds electoral competition... 

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Election Brief: The Youth Vote

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      21st April 2009 South Africa like most developing nations has a high proportion of its population falling into the category of 'youth'. Although young black South... 

Deregulation, culture and crisis

By: Seeraj Mohamed     17th April 2009 It is now generally agreed that liberalisation and inadequate regulation of finance is to blame for the global financial crisis. The inadequate... 

Is man-made climate change just hot air?  

By: Brandon Hamber     10th April 2009 It appears, as a species, that humans are prone to ignoring problems rather than dealing with them. Take for example the recent claim by Northern... 

Elections and the Internet in SA

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      8th April 2009 After last year's historic US elections, much analysis has focused on international interest in now-President Barack Obama's campaign, and it's... 

Politics Trumps Justice? Zuma and the NPA

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      7th April 2009 On Monday 6 April 2009, the Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Advocate Mokotedi Mpshe, announced the National Prosecuting... 

Advancing African Development: The Necessity for Aid and Trade

By: Adam Habib     7th April 2009 Is aid as bad as Greg Mills and Terence McNamee suggest? Is the facilitation of trade the simple answer to all of Africa's woes? One would think so... 

Global recovery and national interests

By: Seeraj Mohamed     3rd April 2009 There is talk about fixing the global economy. The G20 meeting in London in early April is one indication that countries may not exactly agree on... 

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