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Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Turning the Tide? Consideration of Efforts to Counter Corruption in the Department of Correctional Services

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th December 2009 Since the new administration took office in April this year government Ministries have been vocal about stopping corruption by civil servants and... 

The time to act is now”… or later: The rapid talking down of expectations for Copenhagen signals a lack of commitment on the part of industrialised countries 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th December 2009 In place of divide and rule tactics, a fundamental change of direction is needed to expand their targets and dump the market-based approach. 

Xenophobia, Civil Society and Piracy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th December 2009 Piracy off the coast of Somalia, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean is now universally accepted as being linked to the "lawlessness, insecurity,... 

More Opinions

Green shoots killed 
by early frost

By: Seeraj Mohamed     4th December 2009 The South African media seemed overeager to celebrate an economic recovery last week. There was very little to celebrate in the South African... 

The appointment of the National Director of Public Prosecutions: Bad News - Zimbabwe: Good News

By: Denis Worrall     2nd December 2009 What follows are some of the headlines which greeted President Jacob Zuma’s recent appointment of Mr Menzi Simelane as the National Director of... 

Testing the Right to Access to Information – Financial Disclosure of South African Politicians’ Assets and Interests

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd December 2009 The issue of conflicts of interest in public life is the subject of daily news reports in South Africa. While it is not illegal for politicians and... 

No End in Sight for DRC Crisis 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th November 2009 The effectiveness of the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has again come under the... 

New approach needed to improve SA’s labour-absorption potential

By: Terence Creamer     27th November 2009 There is no disputing that chronically high unemployment and deteriorating income inequality are South Africa’s two most pressing challenges. There... 

The Congo Basin Forest Partnership: Together, Shaping the World of the Future

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      26th November 2009 On 11 and 12 November 2009, the sixth plenary session of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. This high-level... 

Implication of China-Africa Trade 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th November 2009 Africa may see greater cooperation with China as an opportunity for growth and prosperity. Indications are the China-Africa trade regime seems to... 

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