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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.... 

AGOA Extension Bill overcomes poultry dispute to reach Congress

AGOA Extension Bill overcomes poultry dispute to reach Congress

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      28th April 2015 The bill to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the United States’ cornerstone African development initiative, has finally... 

South Africa turns 21, but does it really hold the ‘key to freedom’?

South Africa turns 21, but does it really hold the ‘key to freedom’?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      24th April 2015 In South Africa, it is commonplace to receive a ‘Key to Freedom’ on your 21st birthday. To the recipient, it signifies entry into adulthood and... 

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Lessons for South Africa: How Zambia prevented xenophobia

Lessons for South Africa: How Zambia prevented xenophobia

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      23rd April 2015 ‘Isaac, we can no longer go to the movie today. We have a curfew,’ my late dad told me. ‘I understand, dad,’ I responded – and I genuinely did.... 

'New normal' needed to tackle Africa's extractive governance challenges

'New normal' needed to tackle Africa's extractive governance challenges

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      22nd April 2015 In tandem with the steep fall in global commodity prices, demands for a stronger sustainability focus in Africa's extractives industry is on the... 

Battling violence against women: From Africa’s top to toe

Battling violence against women: From Africa’s top to toe

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      21st April 2015 Combating gender-based violence was a key theme raised by African countries at the March 2015 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council... 

Cultural diplomacy through 'China’s year in South Africa'

Cultural diplomacy through 'China’s year in South Africa'

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      16th April 2015 How are states employing cultural diplomacy in an increasingly interconnected world in shaping understanding between societies while promoting... 

Ahead of FOCAC and toward Agenda 2063: A timely window for African think tanks to take the lead

Ahead of FOCAC and toward Agenda 2063: A timely window for African think tanks to take the lead

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th April 2015 This year is seen as an important step towards implementing Africa’s future development plans. With the MDGs drawing to a close, the post-2015... 

South Africa's Electricity Crisis: Clearer prioritisation and coherence needed

South Africa's Electricity Crisis: Clearer prioritisation and coherence needed

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      14th April 2015 Is there clarity and coherence in current measures being taken by South Africa’s government to address the country’s critical energy challenges?... 

South Africa's national security interests and its investment attractiveness conundrum

South Africa's national security interests and its investment attractiveness conundrum 

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      8th April 2015 Listening to the various impressive presentations, at the University of the Witwatersrand's recent Mandela Institute Conference on the Private... 

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