Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Intelligence ministry, A study in democracy? The 2009 State Security Budget Debate, South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th July 2009 The Minister for State Security, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele missed the opportunity, in his annual budget vote address to the South African Parliament on... 

The African Peer Review Mechanism – Progress and Prospects

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      3rd July 2009 On 30 June 2009, as African leaders gather on the sweltering, dusty shores of the Mediterranean in Sirte, the hometown of Libyan President Muammar... 

Enhancing Effective participation of Youth in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd July 2009 As Africa continues to lag behind the Millenium Development Goals, it becomes critical that we re-examine the role that the youth on the continent... 

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Huge effort required 
to get South African economy out of the rut 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     3rd July 2009 A few months ago, there was a debate in the media about whether the South African economy would decline into recession. 

AU Reiterates Commitment to the ICC

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd July 2009 There is no doubt that international criminal justice as it relates to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has taken center stage within the... 

AU leaders should tackle agriculture

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th June 2009 The ICC indictment of Sudan's President Omar el Bashir, Zimbabwe's troubled transitional unity government and Madagascar's recent coup may well... 

Fear and loathing of the rich infringe on South Africans’ civil liberties 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th June 2009 Perhaps the single most important concern of South Africa's rich classes is crime. While 2007/08 crime statistics indicated the crime rate... 

SA must aspire to a C-lean, job-rich economy

By: Harald Winkler     19th June 2009 Our country is facing many challenges – creating jobs for the poor, keeping the lights on, battling climate change and all that in the transition... 

Non-Intervention: An Alternative Way for Modern Conflict Resolution?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th June 2009 It has become a cliché that the end of the cold war marked a significant change in the paradigm of conflict resolution, or perhaps, conflict... 

The Private Business Interests of South Africa’s Elected Officials

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th June 2009 In all modern democracies some elected officials hold private business interests. People invariably occupy more than one social role, elected... 

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