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By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      3rd June 2010 The World Cup will not be a panacea for this country's ills. It will not ‘solve' inequality nor will it bring an end to poverty. The World Cup will... 

We owe a debt of gratitude to anti-apartheid risk-takers Duncan and Slabbert 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      28th May 2010 Perhaps it is a reflection of the kind of society in which we live that the murder of a somewhat shady character eclipses the death of a South... 

Social forces drive financial insecurity

By: Seeraj Mohamed     28th May 2010 Some serious concerns we will have over the near future relate to when to expect the next financial crisis and how soon thereafter we should expect... 

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Intellectuals & Politics: A Tribute to Frederick van Zyl Slabbert 

By: Denis Worrall     24th May 2010 Julius Malema, leader of the ANC's Youth League, has featured in several Insights over the past few months and, to be consistent, I should say... 

Manufacturers, unions unite in call for policy interventions

By: Seeraj Mohamed     21st May 2010 A joint declaration was recently released by a group of manufacturers, the Manufacturing Circle, and the three main South African trade union... 

The curious case of voting for no one

By: Brandon Hamber     21st May 2010 The gap between me writing this article and you reading it will be an interesting one. Right now, I am sitting in Belfast, watching the outworking... 

Monetary policy

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      19th May 2010 In two weeks' time, Parliament will be voting on an amendment bill proposing changes in the management composition and structure of the Reserve Bank. 

ANC stalls over public funding of parties 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      18th May 2010 Certain addictions are hard to beat. The ANC looks no closer to exiting the Chancellor House deal now than it did a few weeks ago. At least two... 

Are we in for a second round of the economic crisis? 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     14th May 2010 South African economic data shows that, while economic growth is positive, this country has still not completely moved out of the economic downturn. 

Lolly Jackson: Outrage and (Intellectual) Outages  

13th May 2010 In the middle of all the hue and cry and what seemed to some to be a media feeding frenzy around the death of Lolly Jackson, one headline struck a... 

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