Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

I would rather be hung over than be a glutton 

By: Brandon Hamber     17th September 2010 It is difficult to write on subjects like alcohol without attracting criticism. Mentioning the word in a column such as this can result in letters... 

The African Union, the International Criminal Court and al-Bashir’s visit to Kenya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th September 2010 The presence of President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan at the recent launch of Kenya's constitution was a watershed moment in the nascent history of the... 

Carbon trading: The real threat facing Africa?

By: In On Africa IOA     14th September 2010 Amidst current initiatives to mitigate global warming such as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD projects),... 

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Institutional Schizophrenia and Police Militarisation 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th September 2010 The South African Police Service (SAPS) currently finds itself in a serious dilemma over changes that are described by some as a process of... 

Voting in the 2009 South African Elections: Did Public Policy Matter? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th September 2010 Elections are an opportunity for political parties to appeal to voters by campaigning on the most important issues that concern voters. Likewise,... 

The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment: A Report on Africa’s Future Environmental Affairs Strategies

By: In On Africa IOA     10th September 2010 Africa faces increasingly complex challenges that demand urgent action from its best technological minds and international partners. The... 

Mandatory Registration of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards in Africa – Ingenious Idea or Misplaced? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th September 2010 New compulsory decrees for tighter regulation of the mobile phone industry abound in Africa. Cellular phone service providers are required by law... 

Development and Climate Change...Convergent or Divergent? A Look at South Africa’s Coal Dependency and its Green Targets  

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      9th September 2010 Climate change mitigation is a difficult process for developing nations because immediate developmental concerns, such as poverty eradication and... 

Right2Know Demands: Let the Truth be Told 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th September 2010 In the historic setting of Cape Town's St Georges Cathedral, over 300 South African and international civil society organisations launched the... 

One rule for the West and another for the rest? Oil spills in the Niger Delta versus the Gulf of Mexico 

By: In On Africa IOA     8th September 2010 The April 2010 British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused global outrage, eliciting quick political, financial, legal and... 

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