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Protests and democracy (3/3)

6th August 2009 In this videoclip, Ebrahim Fakir, Manager of Governance Institutions & Processes at the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa, speaks to Polity's... 

The first phase of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system

6th August 2009 France has one. Colombia has. Even Australia has one. BRT systems are seen as a fresh answer to increasing inner-city congestion and pollution. Now... 

Urban regeneration takes on a new consciousness in the infamous Hillbrow

30th July 2009 Hillbrow has developed notorious characteristics of crime and grime, but Josie Adler has helped establish the Ekhaya Neighbourhood in the area. 

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A massive new coal energy complex is rising out of the bush in Limpopo province

30th July 2009 We look at just one of South Africa's large new power stations and discover that it's four times the size of Gautrain and six times the 2010 soccer... 

Gill Marcus and South African economic 

29th July 2009 In this videoclip, Seeraj Mohamed, the director of the Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme in the School of Economic... 

Are we sleepwalking into a surveillance society?

22nd July 2009 In this video clip, Cezanne Samuel and Lyle Cupido of the South African Institute of International Affairs, speak to Polity's Amy Witherden on the... 

Botswana signed controversial deal with EU to protect its commercial interests

By: Christy van der Merwe     17th July 2009 Botswana's decision to sign an Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (I-EPA) with the European Union (EU) earlier this year did not pose a threat... 

Confusion over the African Union and the International Criminal Court

16th July 2009 In this video clip, Jemima Njeri Kariri, a Senior Researcher in the International Crime in Africa Programme at the Institute for Security Studies,... 

First phase of the Gautrain heads towards its 2010 completion date

16th July 2009 The Gautrain project is around 65% complete, with an estimated R17,5-billion of the project budget of R25,4-billion already spent. The project,... 

Government launches expenditure review in bid to seek out savings

By: Terence Creamer     16th July 2009 The South African government would undertake a "comprehensive review" of its expenditure in a bid to identify savings and reprioritise spending in... 

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