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Can 53 states ever be equal to 1? A discourse of the prospect of continental integration in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     21st February 2011 Europe’s cartographic experiments in Africa remain one of the most indelible physical scars of colonialism. This exercise, which started in 1884,... 

The South African Navy Facing up to Reality

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st February 2011 The South African Government has now finally made a decision concerning anti-piracy operations, following the successful hijacking of a fishing... 

Mining and nationalisation: Not much clarity... and a John Scott bonus

By: Denis Worrall     18th February 2011 The last Insight was devoted to the South African mining industry in view of the Mining Indaba which was to take place between 7 and 11 February.... 

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An oily triangle: Relations between Sudan, South Sudan and China

By: In On Africa IOA     18th February 2011 On 9 January 2011, the Republic of Sudan went to vote in a landmark referendum that would ultimately result in the landslide decision by a largely... 

Envisioning China in the 21st century: Image management abroad and at home

By: In On Africa IOA     18th February 2011 Image management consists of striking a fine balance between portraying oneself favourably and maintaining legitimacy. The People’s Republic of... 

SA, given its young population, is pregnant with possibility 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     18th February 2011 It is said that someone turns 50 every eight seconds in the US and, in Japan, the percentage of people aged 75 and older was forecast to rise by... 

Verdict Still Out on South African Judicial Independence Versus Accountability

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th February 2011 After years of tense deliberations between the South African judiciary and the government, the process of defining South Africa’s first enforceable... 

HIV & AIDS: What men can do

By: In On Africa IOA     16th February 2011 This CAI paper discusses the need for HIV-positive women’s male partners to create a climate free of violence and stigmatisation and argues that... 

First Egypt, and now Yemen’s Lethal Political Cocktail is on the Boil

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      16th February 2011 While the world’s attention is focused on scenes of barricades in central Cairo, the political and media spotlight has finally come to illuminate... 

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... 

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