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New Public Protector Needs to meet the Office’s demands for Independence

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      19th August 2009 The 7-year office term of Lawrence Mushwana, the country's Public Protector, comes to an end in October this year. Over the next few weeks an... 

South Africa: Conceptualizing a Politics of Human-Oriented Development

By: Adam Habib     13th August 2009 This paper reflects on what needs to be done for a human-oriented development agenda in South Africa? It investigates the broader structural... 

Public servants still profit from State tenders

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      12th August 2009 At what point could corruption become endemic in South Africa? When might it become so systematised that it becomes almost irreversibly ‘the way... 

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Independence of the SARB and democracy

By: Seeraj Mohamed     7th August 2009 The debate about inflation targeting in South Africa has once again brought up the question about the role of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)... 

Gill Marcus and South African economic development

By: Seeraj Mohamed     5th August 2009 South Africa will have a new central bank governor before the end of the year. Gill Marcus, chairperson of Absa Group and Absa Bank, will replace... 

Learning to diversify 
for development

By: Seeraj Mohamed     24th July 2009 I recently had the opportunity to attend the African Task Force meetings organised by economics Nobel Prize laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz’s... 

Submission to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      23rd July 2009 Idasa made a submission to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development requesting that the draft Constitution 17th Amendment Bill... 

Zimbabwe has a long way to go before sanctions are lifted

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      15th July 2009 The African Union (AU), SADC and the Zimbabwean Government of National Unity (GNU), have recently begun to take it in turns to call for the removal... 

Reflections on the Development State for South Africa

By: Adam Habib     15th July 2009 A wealth of scholarship has been built up over the last decade or two on the development states of East and South East Asia. This literature has... 

Financial system 
should be reformed

By: Seeraj Mohamed     10th July 2009 I wrote in a recent article in this column that the best investment by US financiers was the billions of dollars they used for lobbying the US... 

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