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Parliament: Reclaiming its position in 2011?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th February 2011 Unlike the Egyptian proto-revolution playing out across the world’s television screens, the South African Parliament’s own Prague Spring may have... 

Developments, trends and challenges in social security in times of crisis: An African perspective

By: In On Africa IOA     15th February 2011 The recent global economic crisis of 2008/09 illustrates the importance of addressing social security across all country groupings from the... 

Securing Africa’s Nuclear Resources

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th February 2011 Although the need to better secure nuclear and other radioactive material and associated technologies has been on the international agenda for many... 

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Pre-Election Reflection: Niger’s 2011 presidential election

By: In On Africa IOA     14th February 2011 A presidential election is scheduled to take place in Niger on 31 January 2011. The election is likely to hold the key to the future of democracy... 

The North African Revolutionary Train

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th February 2011 Friday is the most symbolic day in the Islamic calendar. Two Fridays of 2011 – perhaps more to come – shall be remembered as historic days in the... 

MONUSCO’s Unfinished Business in Eastern DRC

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th February 2011 In a recent briefing, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative (SGSR) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ambassador Roger... 

Somali Pirates: Villains or Victims? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th February 2011 Piracy off the East coast of Africa has, increasingly, posed enormous challenges to international shipping and maritime services. It has damaged... 

External constraints and technology adoption: Are resource-poor farmers in Africa inherently risk averse?

By: In On Africa IOA     11th February 2011 Resource-poor farmers in Africa are often deemed as being inherently risk averse as evidenced by the sub-optimal investment in risky yet profitable... 

It’s time that government gave engineers a proper hearing 

By: Terence Creamer     11th February 2011 Many aspects of the New Growth Path (NGP) framework may well be revised over the coming months as the social partners pick it over. But there is... 

Climate change Green Paper under the spotlight

By: Saliem Fakir     11th February 2011 The 38-page National Climate Change Green Paper was released just before most of South Africa’s negotiating team went to Cancun.  

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