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South Africa needs a functioning parliamentary budget office: now's the time to fix it

South Africa needs a functioning parliamentary budget office: now's the time to fix it

24th May 2019 South Africa’s Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is in complete disarray. In the 10 years since it was established by law, and the five years it... 

 Algeria, Sudan and the power of protest

Algeria, Sudan and the power of protest

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th May 2019 In the past two months, historic anti-government protests across Algeria and Sudan have forced their ageing autocrats to resign after decades of... 

East Africa: Marine-based ‘blue economies’ offer massive potential

East Africa: Marine-based ‘blue economies’ offer massive potential

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      24th May 2019 Developing ocean-based resources in areas such as fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, transport and ports, mining and energy, could generate... 

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Out of step

Out of step

By: Terence Creamer     24th May 2019 A new report on global energy investment in 2018 points to an ongoing misalignment between approved expenditure on new fuel and power projects and... 

 Will free trade be Africa’s economic game changer?

Will free trade be Africa’s economic game changer?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd May 2019 The ambitious African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which technically enters into force on 30 May could be the game changer for... 

Data fails to capture complexity of South Africa's unemployment crisis

Data fails to capture complexity of South Africa's unemployment crisis

23rd May 2019 It’s been 25 years since democracy dawned in South Africa. But apartheid’s legacies still scar the country. Poverty remains high; inequality... 

 Fixing South Africa’s broken windows

Fixing South Africa’s broken windows

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd May 2019 In 1982, George L Kelling and James Q Wilson penned an article that created the idea of broken windows policing. Kelling, who died on 15 May aged... 

Post 2019 Elections: Time For Electoral Reform And Dusting Off The Van Zyl Slabbert Report

Post 2019 Elections: Time For Electoral Reform And Dusting Off The Van Zyl Slabbert Report

22nd May 2019 In the aftermath of a highly-contested national and provincial election, questions must be asked why only 65.99% of registered voters turned out to... 

Ramaphosa's cabinet: who and what's needed to end South Africa's malaise

Ramaphosa's cabinet: who and what's needed to end South Africa's malaise

22nd May 2019 South Africans recently went to the polls in a national election which the African National Congress (ANC) won by a wide margin. The incumbent... 

 Beyond politics: options for an AU-UN partnership that delivers

Beyond politics: options for an AU-UN partnership that delivers

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st May 2019 The human security benefits of collaboration between the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) are clear. With the formidable resources and... 

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