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 Commodity prices and investment prospects for African countries in a brave new world

Commodity prices and investment prospects for African countries in a brave new world

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      6th February 2017 How drastically the world has changed since this time last year. The cumulative odds on a Trump electoral win and a ‘yes’ to the Brexit referendum... 

 Trump’s ascension to office: Can he, and will he, do what he says? Implications for Africa

Trump’s ascension to office: Can he, and will he, do what he says? Implications for Africa

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      27th January 2017 After his inauguration on Friday, Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. His decidedly short inauguration speech evoked his... 

 It’s time South Africa tuned into Africa’s views about its role on the continent

It’s time South Africa tuned into Africa’s views about its role on the continent

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      26th January 2017 South Africa has variously styled itself as a ‘bridge’ between the North, the global South and Africa as well as a ‘gateway’ into the continent. It... 

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 A new champion for conflict prevention: but mindshifts won’t come easy

A new champion for conflict prevention: but mindshifts won’t come easy

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      25th January 2017 Just ten days into his tenure as United Nations’ Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres chose his first formal address to the UN to be about the... 

 Africa Needs To Manage Food, Water and Energy in A Way That Connects All Three

Africa Needs To Manage Food, Water and Energy in A Way That Connects All Three

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      24th January 2017 There is an increasing global demand for food, water and energy. All three are inter-linked, a fact that has increasingly become the focus of... 

 Regulations for Foreign Investor Act Weighted Towards Dispute Settlement

Regulations for Foreign Investor Act Weighted Towards Dispute Settlement

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      13th January 2017 On December 15 2015, President Jacob Zuma assented to the controversial Protection of Investment Act when much of the South African public was on a... 

 Drought in Southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plans

Drought in Southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plans

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      13th December 2016 It is expected that temperatures in Southern Africa will rise to between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050. This is likely to... 

 Time for African voices to grow louder at the African Development Fund

Time for African voices to grow louder at the African Development Fund

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th December 2016 Lesotho is facing challenges in financing its Queen Mamohato Hospital which costs USD$67 million a year and represents half of the country’s meagre... 

 How the New Development Bank can change the way banks do business

How the New Development Bank can change the way banks do business

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      6th December 2016 Ratings agencies will again this week consider South Africa’s sovereign credit rating. Ratings agencies have indicated that South Africa’s economic... 

 Why Renewable Energy is just as Important as Hydropower in the DRC

Why Renewable Energy is just as Important as Hydropower in the DRC

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      5th December 2016 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is expected to go to the polls to elect a new leader to succeed President Joseph Kabila, whose mandate... 

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