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ANC must lay down the law on business interests or it will lose our confidence 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      24th February 2010 According to the ANC, its Youth League president, Julius Malema has ‘broken no law' by tendering for state contracts and in so doing becoming a... 

South Africa is vulnerable to global financial jitters

By: Seeraj Mohamed     19th February 2010 The big news over the past few weeks has been sovereign debt and the poor economic health of countries such as Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. 

Sex, Wives and the Nation

By: Adam Habib     15th February 2010 Last week's presidential affair detracted from this week's state of the nation address. Herein lays the tragedy of President Zuma's behavior.... 

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South African policymakers must fix the country's financial sector 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     12th February 2010 There has been very little discussion on reform of the South African financial system. Most people assume that it is working well and, therefore,... 

Zuma should be held to account for his actions 

By: Amy Witherden     10th February 2010 It seems that all the fuss about President Jacob Zuma's love child is misdirected. Besides the gossip over culture and morality, there are some... 

Labour broking and the Immigration Act  

By: Chris Watters     5th February 2010 Amidst all the public debate and rancour about labour broking, there is one aspect of this industry that appears to have escaped scrutiny. The de... 

Africa's World Cup: One Way of Using It  

By: Denis Worrall     29th January 2010 The Economist in its first edition for 2010 asks the question: "What will make the news over the coming twelve months?" Its answer: "The Football... 

SA needs business-friendly economic policies

By: Seeraj Mohamed     29th January 2010 The most effective way to deal with poverty is employment creation. Fortunately, employment creation and the goal of creating decent work... 

Capitalism in South Africa 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     22nd January 2010 There will be a discussion about South Africa’s future economic growth path over the next few months. I hope that the discussion progresses beyond... 

The big freeze and the politics of avoidance

By: Brandon Hamber     15th January 2010 Ireland is a temperate place by European standards. It does not suffer from the extremes (in weather, that is) seen in other Northern climes. In... 

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