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Xenophobia, Civil Society and Piracy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th December 2009 Piracy off the coast of Somalia, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean is now universally accepted as being linked to the "lawlessness, insecurity,... 

Green shoots killed 
by early frost

By: Seeraj Mohamed     4th December 2009 The South African media seemed overeager to celebrate an economic recovery last week. There was very little to celebrate in the South African... 

The appointment of the National Director of Public Prosecutions: Bad News - Zimbabwe: Good News

By: Denis Worrall     2nd December 2009 What follows are some of the headlines which greeted President Jacob Zuma’s recent appointment of Mr Menzi Simelane as the National Director of... 

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Testing the Right to Access to Information – Financial Disclosure of South African Politicians’ Assets and Interests

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd December 2009 The issue of conflicts of interest in public life is the subject of daily news reports in South Africa. While it is not illegal for politicians and... 

No End in Sight for DRC Crisis 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th November 2009 The effectiveness of the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has again come under the... 

New approach needed to improve SA’s labour-absorption potential

By: Terence Creamer     27th November 2009 There is no disputing that chronically high unemployment and deteriorating income inequality are South Africa’s two most pressing challenges. There... 

The Congo Basin Forest Partnership: Together, Shaping the World of the Future

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      26th November 2009 On 11 and 12 November 2009, the sixth plenary session of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. This high-level... 

Implication of China-Africa Trade 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th November 2009 Africa may see greater cooperation with China as an opportunity for growth and prosperity. Indications are the China-Africa trade regime seems to... 

Thou Shall Not (Just Shoot to) Kill

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th November 2009 In the last few weeks in South Africa, exponents and antagonists of a proposed ‘shoot to kill' policy have been provided with ample ammunition. On... 

Zimbabwe: Will President Zuma grasp the nettle?

By: Denis Worrall     20th November 2009 As Business Day pointed out in an editorial last week, with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) having now laid down certain... 

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