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The looming threat of xenophobia in South Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     27th August 2010 In 2008, xenophobic attacks broke out across over South Africa, starting in the town of Alexandria on May 12.(2) Although the country has struggled... 

Why we should be concerned about the growing trade in counterfeit goods

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th August 2010 The influx of counterfeit goods in formal and informal Southern African markets came under the spotlight again at a recent workshop held in Harare,... 

Africa will have to factor in new bank curbs as $93bn/y is sought for infrastructure

By: Terence Creamer     27th August 2010 The regulatory response to the recent global financial crisis may create new constraints for the involvement of commercial banks in African and... 

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China’s Exceptionalism in Africa: from Rhetorical to Substantive Difference?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      26th August 2010 The emergence of China as Africa's top trading partner and a leading source of foreign investment in 2009, surpassing the United States and key... 

Race and Ethnicity in the Shadows of Opposition Politics in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th August 2010 The announcement by the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille and the leader of the Independent... 

Becoming a global economic power: Africa’s people hold the key to success

By: In On Africa IOA     25th August 2010 To date, the African economy has largely been overshadowed by Asia in the East and to a lesser extent, Latin America in the West. However, hidden... 

The African Peer Review Mechanism: Positive Governance Strides in the Right Direction?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      24th August 2010 On 24 July 2010, Africa's leaders gathered for the 13th meeting of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Forum, on the shores of Lake Victoria.... 

Grassroots engagement and economic empowerment: Combating HIV & AIDS amongst the vulnerable groups in Southern Africa in the new millennium

By: In On Africa IOA     24th August 2010 This CAI discussion paper seeks to highlight intervention strategies that can be socially constructed in southern Africa to militate against the... 

Some Perspectives of Water Security/Insecurity

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd August 2010 Worldwide, just fewer than 900 million people play the water lottery everyday, not knowing whether the water they drink will nourish their bodies... 

Sustenance for servitude: Cultivating resilience amongst rights-based development practitioners

By: In On Africa IOA     20th August 2010 Contemporary development theory has evolved to incorporate a vision of progress that goes beyond an emphasis on economic indicators as a barometer... 

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