Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Inequality and industry 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     3rd September 2010 South Africa ranks among the top most unequal societies in the world. We know that our colonial and apartheid past of racial oppression and... 

Looking East in earnest: The evolution of Zimbabwe and China’s relationship

By: In On Africa IOA     31st August 2010 Zimbabwe and China held the eighth session of the Zimbabwe-China Joint Permanent Commission in July 2010. The session ended with both countries... 

The looming threat of xenophobia in South Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     27th August 2010 In 2008, xenophobic attacks broke out across over South Africa, starting in the town of Alexandria on May 12.(2) Although the country has struggled... 

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Becoming a global economic power: Africa’s people hold the key to success

By: In On Africa IOA     25th August 2010 To date, the African economy has largely been overshadowed by Asia in the East and to a lesser extent, Latin America in the West. However, hidden... 

Grassroots engagement and economic empowerment: Combating HIV & AIDS amongst the vulnerable groups in Southern Africa in the new millennium

By: In On Africa IOA     24th August 2010 This CAI discussion paper seeks to highlight intervention strategies that can be socially constructed in southern Africa to militate against the... 

Sustenance for servitude: Cultivating resilience amongst rights-based development practitioners

By: In On Africa IOA     20th August 2010 Contemporary development theory has evolved to incorporate a vision of progress that goes beyond an emphasis on economic indicators as a barometer... 

The link between bad driving and poverty 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     20th August 2010 I often find driving in downtown Johannesburg to be a most frustrating experience, not only because of congestion, but also because of the behavior... 

Is South Africa just one big vuvuzela?

By: Brandon Hamber     20th August 2010 There were moments of brilliance on the pitch during the 2010 World Cup, but it was what happened off the pitch that grabbed the most attention.  

Radical islands in a sea of Western democracy: A comparison of Zimbabwe and Venezuela

By: In On Africa IOA     18th August 2010 Since the 1990’s, there has been a rise against neoliberalism, manifested as a phenomenon that incorporates radicalism, socialism and... 

Death in the name of profit: South Africa’s mine safety scourge

By: In On Africa IOA     16th August 2010 In July 2010, a rockfall accident at the Marikana mine, a joint venture between Anglo Platinum and Aquarius Platinum, resulted in the death of six... 

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