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21 October 2014
                       
 
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25 Sep 2014
 
 
NNR concludes strategic nuclear safety bilateral cooperation agreements
NUCLEAR
The South African National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) on Thursday announced that it had concluded strategic nuclear safety bilateral cooperation agreements with international counterparts on the...
 
 
18 Sep 2014
 
 
 
Parched prospects: The emerging water crisis in South Africa (September 2014)
ENVIRONMENT
South Africa is over-exploiting its freshwater resources and water could be a large constraint on the implementation of the National Development Plan. Using the International Futures forecasting...
 
 
17 Sep 2014
 
 
 
South Africa and the United Nations: Strengthening opportunities for effective peacebuilding (September 2014)
PEACE & SECURITY
South Africa can strengthen its peacebuilding engagements with the United Nations (UN) in a number of ways. In particular, South Africa has several opportunities to play a leading role in the...
 
 
16 Sep 2014
 
 
 
The Islamic State: Why Africa should be worried (September 2014)
PEACE & SECURITY
The emergence of the Islamic State is the most significant development in Islamist extremism since the 9/11 attacks. It now controls significant portions of Iraq and Syria and has divided the...
 
 
11 Sep 2014
 
 
 
Radicalisation in Kenya: Recruitment to al-Shabaab and the Mombasa Republican Council (September 2014)
PEACE & SECURITY
Despite a history of extremism and unconventional political developments in Kenya, relatively little empirical research has been done to determine why and how individuals join al-Shabaab and the...
 
 
03 Sep 2014
 
 
 
Elections in Mozambique: A smooth journey, or a hurdle to skip? (September 2014)
ELECTIONS
Mozambique’s fifth democratic election is due to take place in October 2014. Until June 2014, it appeared as if Renamo would escalate its armed resistance against Frelimo, the ruling party, because...
 
 
27 Aug 2014
 
 
 
Reducing poverty in Africa: Realistic targets for the post-2015 MDGs and Agenda 2063 (August 2014)
POVERTY
The eradication of extreme poverty is a key component of the post-2015 MDG process and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. This paper uses the International Futures forecasting system to explore this...
 
 
25 Aug 2014
 
DA: Statement by Helen Zille, DA Leader, asserts that a mind-shift is needed to win the war against HIV and AIDS (25/08/2014)
STATEMENT
On Saturday night, I attended a fundraiser for a children’s hospice called Iris House. It is an NGO that cares for severely disabled and terminally ill children, and supports their families. At...
 
 
22 Aug 2014
 
 
 
Illicit drug trading in Dakar: Dimensions and intersections with governance (August 2014)
DRUGS
The authors provide a thorough analysis of the situation with regard to illegal drugs in Senegal’s capital, Dakar. The paper focuses on cannabis, cocaine and heroine, as well as counterfeit...
 
 
21 Aug 2014
 
Has democracy been consolidated in South Africa?
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Much argument over South African democracy revolves around the electoral dominance of the ANC, its repeated re-election as ruling party.  Ten years ago I argued that there was nothing about ANC...
 
 
 
 
The South African 2014 elections: the integrity of the electoral process (August 2014)
ELECTIONS
On a continent where legitimate elections are rare, the 2014 general elections demonstrated South Africa’s continued commitment to regular, free and fair elections. The quality of an election...
 
 
20 Aug 2014
 
Lifestyles of South Africa’s rich and elected
AFRICA CHECK
Looming amendments to the Ministerial Handbook and cost cutting measures announced last year are meant to curb the worst excesses of some of South Africa's elected representatives. Here's a look...
 
 
 
 
Cape Town's protection rackets: A study of violence and control (August 2014)
SECURITY
This paper examines protection racketeering in Cape Town, primarily in the central business district (CBD) and on the Cape Flats. While significant security initiatives have been undertaken in the...
 
 
19 Aug 2014
 
 
 
Risks ahead of the constitutional referendum in Burkina Faso (August 2014)
ELECTIONS
Long known for its relative stability in a particularly troubled region, Burkina Faso is now at a crossroads, torn by political differences over the proposed constitutional amendment to allow...
 
 
18 Aug 2014
 
 
 
Reforming the SPLM: A requisite for peace and nation building (August 2014)
PEACE & SECURITY
Transforming the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) is vital in achieving sustainable peace in South Sudan. The party reform process needs to go hand-in-hand with the peace process in...
 
 
 
                       
 
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