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Zimbabwe: Will President Zuma grasp the nettle?

By: Denis Worrall     20th November 2009 As Business Day pointed out in an editorial last week, with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) having now laid down certain... 

Leaders show a red card to those playing the race card

By: Terence Creamer     20th November 2009 One positive that could eventually emerge from the unhappy saga that unfolded at Eskom earlier in the month, could be that it becomes increasingly... 

Going for broke in Copenhagen

By: Harald Winkler     20th November 2009 The future of the climate change regime is to be decided in Copenhagen. It is not looking pretty. The US is not ready to put a firm number to the... 

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Enabling Higher Education Development through Challenging Commercial Academic Publishing 

By: Adam Habib     18th November 2009 Can you imagine an industry in which the workers who laboriously produce the product are paid by the public purse, those that painstakingly review... 

New “Tough on Crime” Policy will Need a Better-Trained Police Force

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th November 2009 Pronouncements by the new South African Police Service (SAPS) management and even the Presidency on its approach to harden the stance in the fight... 

AU Darfur Panel Report: Will Justice for some and political reform for others suffice for Sudan?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th November 2009 Under the auspices of an African solution to the intractable Darfur conflict, with the African Union (AU) preparing to take on a more robust role... 

To Forgive Mercenaries in the Spirit of Madiba

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th November 2009 The recent presidential pardon for convicted South African mercenaries in Equatorial Guinea is unprecedented. While others view this as an insult... 

Zuma’s contradictory coalition

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th November 2009 In the months leading up to the 2007 Polokwane conference of the African National Congress (ANC), the Congress of South African Trade Unions... 

Fiscal conservatism and economic wildfires 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     13th November 2009 Many economic commentators and journalists are raising concerns about South Africa’s growing budget deficit. 

Madagascar: A Triumvirate to head the Transition Government

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th November 2009 On 7 November, Malagasy political protagonists reached an agreement on some of the remaining contentious issues in the country's political crisis.... 

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