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The HSBC & Nedbank: Some Positives and Negatives

By: Denis Worrall     25th October 2010 The last Insight went out just before the ANC's National General Council met. That was intended to be an important meeting and the general hope was... 

In pursuit of power: Nuclear power in Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd October 2010 Nuclear power and nuclear weapons have been a contentious issue for decades and there is little consensus regarding the benefits and perils of... 

BEE ownership targets: an ineffective means of transforming SA’s mining industry

By: In On Africa IOA     20th October 2010 In September 2010, South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) released a review of the country's so-called Mining Charter, drafted in... 

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Gender, journalism and democracy in Southern Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     18th October 2010 Media provide a glimpse of the level of development that any country enjoys. Media freedom is arguably positively correlated to development levels.... 

Japan and South Africa: A chronicle of 100 years of relations

By: In On Africa IOA     14th October 2010 During October 2010, Japan and the Republic of South Africa will be celebrating 100 years of co-operation, with the year 1910 having marked the... 

Muammar Gaddafi: Madman or shrewd politician? 

By: In On Africa IOA     12th October 2010 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is also known as ‘King of Kings', ‘Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution', the ‘mad dog of the Middle East',... 

The Immigration Amendment Bill 2010

By: Chris Watters     11th October 2010 The Department recently presented its latest Amendment to the Immigration Act against the background of the Zimbabwean amnesty which media reports... 

The legacy of colonialism in Africa: Fifty years and counting

By: In On Africa IOA     8th October 2010 The year 1960 symbolised hope, prospect and freedom for seventeen states in Africa. For African states, independence signified the opportunity to... 

Crisis in Greece provides important lessons 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     8th October 2010 The there are many internal problems in Greece that contributed to the country’s relatively high level of debt, which led the sovereign debt crisis.  

Towards universal primary education: Africa’s progress in meeting the 2nd Millennium Development Goal

By: In On Africa IOA     6th October 2010 The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were formulated at the United Nations (UN) Leaders Summit in 2000.(2) The MDGs are eight internationally... 

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