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South African elections: A good example for the rest of Africa?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      30th March 2009 In less than one month, South Africans go to the polls to elect a government for the next five years. We have already witnessed pre-election... 

Which recovery and what capital?

By: Seeraj Mohamed     27th March 2009 There are different official responses to the global economic crisis in the US and Europe. The US has accused the Europeans of not providing enough... 

Is economic policy likely to change under Jacob Zuma?

By: Adam Habib     25th March 2009 What was Polokwane all about? Most people would recognize that Polokwane represented a rebellion by ANC delegates against Thabo Mbeki's rule. And... 

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Is how a country treats the most vulnerable of its people not a test of its humanity?

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      25th March 2009 The small town of Musina on the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa is the first stop for new arrivals and their introduction to what we... 

Has South Africa’s foreign policy influence peaked?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      23rd March 2009 Has South Africa's foreign policy influence peaked? If the current state of our nation is difficult to divine, then assessing the state of the... 

Voter turnout key to South Africa’s 2009 elections 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd March 2009 Voter turnout at the polls is set to play a critical role in the forthcoming election on 22 April in South Africa. It is likely to determine the... 

Import parity pricing, funding models lie at the heart of SA’s pipelines battle

By: Terence Creamer     20th March 2009 Not surprisingly, energy group Sasol refused to be drawn into the war of words that recently erupted between oil group BP and State utility... 

What a recovery package for South Africa should contain

By: Seeraj Mohamed     20th March 2009 An economic recovery plan for the South African economy is being developed to respond to the impact of the global economic crisis on the country.... 

Climate change and election 2009 

By: Harald Winkler     20th March 2009 This year, for the first time, climate change is an election issue in South Africa, although it is by no means dominating the platforms of parties.... 

Everyday issues 'now on election agenda'

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      18th March 2009 The hype and anxiety over next month's elections has seen a rise in everyday issues receiving political treatment and becoming political or... 

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