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Top trading powers should seek to share burden of inevitable economic rebalancing

By: Bloomberg     4th June 2010 China is under growing pressure from Asia, Europe and the US to revalue its currency. Until recently, it even looked like we were about to embark... 

Reflections on Gauteng's employment, growth and development strategy 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     4th June 2010 Gauteng Economic Development MEC Firoz Cachalia recently delivered his Budget vote speech, during which he unveiled the Gauteng Employment, Growth... 

Our chance to set aside problems and tell the world our story with honesty 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      3rd June 2010 The World Cup will not be a panacea for this country's ills. It will not ‘solve' inequality nor will it bring an end to poverty. The World Cup will... 

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Keeping the Game Clean: Conflicts of Interests and the FIFA 2010 World Cup(TM)

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd June 2010 In a few days South Africa will host the FIFA World Cup. For many it is a welcome sporting event. It is also anticipated to be something of an... 

The NPT Review Conference a Small but not Insignificant Achievement

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd June 2010 On 28 May, 190 States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) adopted a final document at its 8th Review Conference... 

Siege, Survival and Alliance: South African-Israeli Relations in the 1970s 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st June 2010 On 25 May 2010, the Mail & Guardian reported that US academic Sasha Polakow-Suransky uncovered secret South African documents which reveal that... 

Zuma is proving to be more than just a ‘domestic president’

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st June 2010 At the end of President Zuma's first year in the Union Buildings, one could well ask what are the emerging trends defining his presidency. Although... 

Treatment Perils: the Proliferation of Fake Medicines 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st May 2010 Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are flooding regional markets. This not only provides a ‘hard pill to swallow' to health and pharmaceutical boards but... 

We owe a debt of gratitude to anti-apartheid risk-takers Duncan and Slabbert 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      28th May 2010 Perhaps it is a reflection of the kind of society in which we live that the murder of a somewhat shady character eclipses the death of a South... 

Climate change poses worrying threat to SA's mineral and energy complex 

By: Terence Creamer     28th May 2010 A new study, which was released just days before South Africa's 'Green Economy Summit', which took place in Johannesburg last week, does a good job... 

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