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Kenyan Push for New Constitutional Dispensation and the Potential for Religious Divide

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th April 2010 Kenya's leading churches have rejected the country's proposed new constitution and their respective leaders have vowed to mobilize their followers... 

Volk, Faith and Fatherland: The Resurgence of the White Right? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th April 2010 The murder of Eugene Terre`Blanche, the leader of the "Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging" (AWB) on 2 April 2010 could not have happened at a worse time... 

Terre’Blanche’s killing one 
of those things that continue to divide South Africa 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th April 2010 The killing of AWB leader Eugene TerreBlanche has added to the list of things that continue to divide South Africa along racial lines.  

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SA’s new electricity wholesaler will need to own the transmission network

By: Terence Creamer     16th April 2010 It appears increasingly likely that the long-anticipated unbundling of the power transmission business from State utility Eskom - a scenario that... 

Should we have a carbon tax to promote a low-carbon economy? 

By: Saliem Fakir     16th April 2010 The question of the merits of a universal carbon tax compared with those of a cap-and-trade system is a source of considerable debate among... 

Pension funds should support developmental investments

By: Seeraj Mohamed     16th April 2010 Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel recently told Parliament that government would draw on pension funds investments to support economic... 

From Transport to Defence: New Secretary for Defence Appointed in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th April 2010 The recent appointment, last month, of Mpumi Mpofu as the new Secretary for Defence (Sec Def) in South Africa by President Jacob Zuma came somewhat... 

The Politics of Seizing Stolen Assets in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th April 2010 The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) is known as one of the major components of the state's war on organised crime. Local and international experts seem... 

Very Expensive Milk and Cookies 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th April 2010 A recent report in the South African media (Rapport 24 January 2010) related the story of a 23-year old man, Morgan Matlala, who entered the... 

Is Malema untouchable? 

By: Denis Worrall     9th April 2010 In the wake of right-wing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche's murder, itself obviously deeply regrettable, some seriously negative statements have been... 

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