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What came first: the chicken or the leg?

What came first: the chicken or the leg?  

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      3rd June 2015 On the sidelines of this week’s OECD meetings in Paris, South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and US Trade Representative Mike... 

Food Safety in Southern Africa: rethinking world health worries

Food Safety in Southern Africa: rethinking world health worries

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st June 2015 The theme for World Health Day, held on 7 April 2015, was 'From farm to plate – make food safe.' The main motivation for the theme was the alarming... 

Burundi crisis a key issue for the African Union summit

Burundi crisis a key issue for the African Union summit

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      29th May 2015 A few weeks ago, forces loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza stymied a coup d’état in Burundi. A few months earlier, last October to be precise,... 

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Controversy follows e-tolls although 'user pays' principle looks set to stay

Controversy follows e-tolls although 'user pays' principle looks set to stay 

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      25th May 2015 A new pricing model for the controversial electronic toll collection (e-tolling) on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was announced by... 

Deepening democratic norms is crucial for a self-assured Ethiopian foreign policy

Deepening democratic norms is crucial for a self-assured Ethiopian foreign policy

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      22nd May 2015 Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous country, and one of the 12 fastest growing economies in the world is heading to a general election on 24... 

South Africa’s foreign policy priorities for the 21st century: a closer look at the potential for co-operation in the South Atlantic zone

South Africa’s foreign policy priorities for the 21st century: a closer look at the potential for co-operation in the South Atlantic zone

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      21st May 2015 The South Atlantic Zone refers to a grouping of countries from Latin America and Africa that fall on the littoral border of the South Atlantic... 

The World Health Assembly revisited: renewed focus on regional governance in 2015

The World Health Assembly revisited: renewed focus on regional governance in 2015

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      20th May 2015 The 68th session of the World Health Assembly is being held in Geneva from 18 to 26 of May. The focus for this year’s Assembly is ‘Ebola: Ending... 

Getting back to good governance this Africa Day

Getting back to good governance this Africa Day

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      18th May 2015 This year’s Africa Day commemorations on 25 May – celebrating the founding of the Organisation of African Unity in Ethiopia in 1963 – occur against... 

The case for better FDI data in South Africa

The case for better FDI data in South Africa

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      6th May 2015 Detailed and carefully collected foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics are essential for the effective design and evaluation of public policy... 

South Africa’s revocation of its bilateral investment treaties: Beware of strangers bringing money, especially if you need it

South Africa’s revocation of its bilateral investment treaties: Beware of strangers bringing money, especially if you need it

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      5th May 2015 South Africa’s decision to terminate its bilateral investment treaties (BITs) has elicited strong and mixed reactions from around the world.... 

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