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There is no recovery yet

By: Seeraj Mohamed     12th June 2009 Many newspaper reports give us false hope that the global economic crisis has started to abate. They argue that the US financial system is... 

Where were you when the UK government imploded?

By: Brandon Hamber     12th June 2009 There is probably not a reader of this column who has not been part of a ‘where were you when?’ conversation. Where were you when Nelson Mandela... 

Constitutional Court Appointments Will Test Judicial Waters

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      10th June 2009 When the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) meets later this year to consider who will replace four titans of the Constitutional Court when their... 

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It's all ears as South Africans from all quarters await State of the Nation address

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      3rd June 2009 When President Jacob Zuma comes to Parliament on Wednesday to deliver his state of the nation address, he will be under intense scrutiny from all... 

The new bubble

By: Seeraj Mohamed     15th May 2009 Some economists accuse developed countries of telling developing countries to “do as I say, not as I do”. 

A whole new dynamic in SA Parliament sets the scene for intriguing session

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      13th May 2009 The welcome mats were rolled out for the swearing in of new Members of Parliament this week. The fourth Parliament looks somewhat different, with... 

Time to Close Book on Party-Funding Secrecy in SA

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      13th May 2009 WITH the elections over and the African National Congress celebrating its victory, it is clear that, along with the people, the money has also spoken. 

Election response: Shifting Political Landscape

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      30th April 2009 After months of anticipation, widespread speculation and tireless campaigning by political parties, the 2009 South African elections have come and... 

Zuma's Presidency assured but his political survival beyond 2014 is not

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      29th April 2009 Barring an act of the gods, Jacob Zuma will be South Africa's next president, inaugurated on 9 May. His road to the Presidency will have been a... 

Targeted support needed during the crisis

By: Seeraj Mohamed     24th April 2009 Finance Minister Trevor Manuel wrote a very interesting article in Business Day on April 8, giving his views on bail-outs, titled ‘Singling out... 

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