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29 November 2014
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28 Nov 2014
 
 
Avoiding the siren's song: will Operation Phakisa deliver prosperity?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
South Africa, and Africa in general, has yet to see the benefits of a maritime economy. Increasingly though, South Africa is making efforts to profit from its position at the southern tip of the...
 
 
27 Nov 2014
 
Is the Force Intervention Brigade neutral?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
To say violence is endemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would be a cliché. It is a graveyard not only of hundreds of thousands, probably millions, of people, mostly civilians,...
 
 
26 Nov 2014
 
Thabo Mbeki's quietly destructive policy on Zimbabwe
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
It was the skeleton in the cupboard that successive South African leaders desperately tried to keep locked up. Former presidents Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and President Jacob Zuma all fought...
 
 
25 Nov 2014
 
The increasing burden of crime on business in South Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The official South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics for the 2013-14 financial year reflect the heavy burden crime places on business. The statistics show a 13,7% increase in robberies...
 
 
24 Nov 2014
 
Why Project Coast still matters
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A disciplinary hearing of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) recently found Dr Wouter Basson guilty of unethical conduct for work he did as head of the apartheid state’s...
 
 
23 Nov 2014
 
The missing voice of Kenya's civil society
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Since the 1990s, when multi-party politics was re-introduced in Kenya, the country has seen numerous political transitions. In 2010, a new constitution was promulgated, paving the way for the...
 
 
21 Nov 2014
 
Ramaphosa takes the gap
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
As President Jacob Zuma, like the Cheshire cat, vanishes steadily from public view, leaving behind (so far) only his trademark grin, his deputy is filling the vacuum. Both domestically and...
 
 
20 Nov 2014
 
Poachers without borders
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Worldwide, the value of organised environmental crime is estimated to be between US$70 and US$213 billion annually. Global development assistance, by comparison, is estimated at US$135 billion per...
 
 
 
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