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Renewable frustration

By: Terence Creamer     1st April 2011 The slow pace of progress in South Africa’s electricity industry is both frustrating and ironic. The prevailing shortage of power has emerged as... 

Why a carbon tax will be useful in supporting a transition to a low-carbon future

By: Saliem Fakir     1st April 2011 The National Treasury’s deadline for comments on the draft discussion document on carbon taxes was February 28. Business and industry have set up a... 

Côte d'Ivoire: The Spectre of Warlordism

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      31st March 2011 The slide towards civil war in Côte d’Ivoire looks, on the face of it, like a fight between two men in business suits. One refuses to leave power... 

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Progress and barriers in workplace HIV & AIDS testing: Intra-organisational stigma as a barrier to presentation for counselling and testing

By: In On Africa IOA     31st March 2011 Internationally, the drive to scale up HIV & AIDS testing and increase the number of people who know their serostatus has gained increasing... 

Lack of Political will Undermines Witness Protection in Kenya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st March 2011 The provision of witness protection is a crucial component of criminal justice reform. Witness protection underpins the success of criminal justice... 

Academia versus activism: South African feminist debates since 1990

By: In On Africa IOA     30th March 2011 Feminist movements have long debated the effectiveness of academic conferences and writing versus the need for immediate political action.(2) This... 

Challenges to Public Participation in South Africa’s Parliament

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th March 2011 In his 2011 State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma thanked South Africans who have used various social media platforms such as facebook... 

Manuel – Follow-up

By: Denis Worrall     30th March 2011 No Insight has generated quite as strong a reaction – I’m pleased to say overwhelmingly positive – as the last one “Manuel’s Choice”. And nothing... 

Burundi after the 2010 elections: A downhill slope for the fragile state (?)

By: In On Africa IOA     29th March 2011 According to most, after the 2005 elections, Burundi seemed to be on the right track towards stability and democracy. The 2010 elections seemed to... 

Ruling puts democracy back on track

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      29th March 2011 We live in a constitutional democracy. The Constitutional Court reminded us of that last week when it handed down what is without doubt the most... 

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