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A special kind of war zone: Violent crime in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th January 2011 The levels of violent crime in South Africa are so high that one would be forgiven for calling the country a special kind of war zone. Indeed, the... 

Democratic development in Africa: A tale of one step forward, two steps backward

4th January 2011 Emerging from the throes of colonialism in the 1960s, many analysts theorised that the nascent African states, as opposed to their Asian... 

SOUTH AFRICA IN 2010: Framed by the FIFA World Cup and a Brutal Murder

By: Denis Worrall     3rd January 2011 Without attempting a comprehensive overview of 2010, I would like to focus on some important events and trends which no doubt will influence the... 

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The drive towards political stability: Examining military interference in African politics 

3rd January 2011 The process of decolonisation took root in Africa more than 50 years ago, yet political stability remains far beyond the reach of many African... 

Straight talk on the exchange rate debate 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     10th December 2010 We have had much discussion about the exchange rate over the past few years. This discussion has had trade unions and certain manufacturers on one... 

It’s a rip-off – get me out of here

By: Brandon Hamber     10th December 2010 It can be alarming when you realise you are not a nice person. This epiphany about myself came to me while watching (against my will, I should add)... 

The Scattered Response to HIV & AIDS in South Africa 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th December 2010 History does inform the honest. Thirty-one years after the first diagnosis of HIV in South Africa and despite numerous interventions, an honest... 

South Africa’s military: A case of ‘biting off more than it can chew?’

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th December 2010 This discussion paper takes a critical look at the South African military in light of its transformation since the end of Apartheid and the... 

Growing investment and cooperation: China courts South Africa, Angola and Botswana

6th December 2010 In a move to further bolster China-Africa relations, Vice-President Xi Jinping visited three African countries in mid-November 2010. His visit to... 

Transition in the Republic of Guinea: A critical outlook into the future

6th December 2010 The Republic of Guinea, a West African state, is on the verge of making history. It is on the road towards a return to democratic governance... 

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