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The Outsourcing of Catering in South African Prisons Provides Food for Thought

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th October 2010 The South African Department of Correctional Services (DCS) recently raised eyebrows after media reports highlighted that the National Commissioner... 

South Africa’s Readmission to the UN Security Council

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th October 2010 On 12 October 2010, an overwhelming majority of members of the UN General Assembly elected South Africa for a non-permanent seat in the Security... 

How Zuma pulled a fast one at ANC national general council 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th October 2010 The period leading up to the September national general council (NGC) of the African National Congress (ANC) turned out to be the storm before the... 

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Just how much coal do we have in the ground? 

By: Saliem Fakir     15th October 2010 Propaganda has it that South Africa has enough coal to fire our power plants for 200 years or until alternatives that can compete with coal come... 

Japan and South Africa: A chronicle of 100 years of relations

By: In On Africa IOA     14th October 2010 During October 2010, Japan and the Republic of South Africa will be celebrating 100 years of co-operation, with the year 1910 having marked the... 

Sanctions and the Zimbabwean Documentation Process: South Africa Walking a Tight Rope 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th October 2010 The 65th session of the United Nations (23 September - 30 September) was the occasion for South Africa's planned lobbying for the removal of... 

Muammar Gaddafi: Madman or shrewd politician? 

By: In On Africa IOA     12th October 2010 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is also known as ‘King of Kings', ‘Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution', the ‘mad dog of the Middle East',... 

Lessons on Natural Resources Conflict Management from the International Conference on the Great Lake

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th October 2010 What do the peace processes and various agreements on geo-political issues in Africa have in common? Almost all of them are about political power... 

Reverse Rural-urban Migrations: An Indication of Emerging Patterns in Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th October 2010 In recent years, analysts have pointed out that rural-urban migration, and urbanization in general, will be a key source of conflicts on the... 

The Immigration Amendment Bill 2010

By: Chris Watters     11th October 2010 The Department recently presented its latest Amendment to the Immigration Act against the background of the Zimbabwean amnesty which media reports... 

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