Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Reflections on Green Paper on national strategic planning 

By: Harald Winkler     18th September 2009 National strategic planning holds huge promise. It could unite many parts of South Africa in moving towards a common national vision of... 

Why stake the credibility of Transnet on someone with disciplinary charges? 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      16th September 2009 There is an ugly spat brewing at Transnet. It's one which is not unlike some of the others taking place in various institutions across the country... 

Give the gift of dignity, not column inches

By: Brandon Hamber     11th September 2009 One of the sad realities of the world is that, once a newspaper story breaks, it is impossible to stop its spread. The story of 18-year-old South... 

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Public has right to know if SA sold weapons to rogue regimes 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      2nd September 2009 The debate on South Africa's arms trade is once again in the spotlight. The Democratic Alliance's David Maynier has informed the House of his... 

What kind of economy do you want? 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     28th August 2009 There is a desperate need for a public discussion on South Africa’s future growth path. It requires that we draw on our collective imagination as a... 

Managing Labour Activism: Should South Africa be Concerned?

By: Adam Habib     19th August 2009 Should Business be worried by the political activism and prominence of Zwelinzima Vavi? Should citizens be concerned about unionized workers... 

New Public Protector Needs to meet the Office’s demands for Independence

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      19th August 2009 The 7-year office term of Lawrence Mushwana, the country's Public Protector, comes to an end in October this year. Over the next few weeks an... 

South Africa: Conceptualizing a Politics of Human-Oriented Development

By: Adam Habib     13th August 2009 This paper reflects on what needs to be done for a human-oriented development agenda in South Africa? It investigates the broader structural... 

Public servants still profit from State tenders

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      12th August 2009 At what point could corruption become endemic in South Africa? When might it become so systematised that it becomes almost irreversibly ‘the way... 

Independence of the SARB and democracy

By: Seeraj Mohamed     7th August 2009 The debate about inflation targeting in South Africa has once again brought up the question about the role of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)... 

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