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Zuma simply needs to play by the rules

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      10th March 2010 We should not have to be dragooned into setting high standards in public life. We should willingly seek maximum openness about what our public... 

Why the fuss about economic growth?

By: Seeraj Mohamed     5th March 2010 Statistics South Africa reported on February 23 that real gross domestid product (GDP) “at market prices increased by 3,2% quarter-on-quarter,... 

Govt should rethink macroeconomic policy

By: Seeraj Mohamed     26th February 2010 On February 12, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a Staff Position Note titled ‘Rethinking macroeconomic policy’.  

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With great power comes great obfuscation 

By: Brandon Hamber     26th February 2010 “With great power comes great responsibility” is one of those lines that, despite being uttered in a Spiderman movie, will linger on in social... 

An embattled President - how long can he hold on? 

By: Denis Worrall     25th February 2010 It was Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson who first said that "a week is a long time in politics". What he meant is that politics is full of the... 

ANC must lay down the law on business interests or it will lose our confidence 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      24th February 2010 According to the ANC, its Youth League president, Julius Malema has ‘broken no law' by tendering for state contracts and in so doing becoming a... 

South Africa is vulnerable to global financial jitters

By: Seeraj Mohamed     19th February 2010 The big news over the past few weeks has been sovereign debt and the poor economic health of countries such as Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. 

Sex, Wives and the Nation

By: Adam Habib     15th February 2010 Last week's presidential affair detracted from this week's state of the nation address. Herein lays the tragedy of President Zuma's behavior.... 

South African policymakers must fix the country's financial sector 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     12th February 2010 There has been very little discussion on reform of the South African financial system. Most people assume that it is working well and, therefore,... 

Zuma should be held to account for his actions 

By: Amy Witherden     10th February 2010 It seems that all the fuss about President Jacob Zuma's love child is misdirected. Besides the gossip over culture and morality, there are some... 

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