Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

New public-funded research rules to have far-reaching implications

By: Terence Creamer     3rd September 2010 The introduction of the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act will have implications for South African... 

Inequality and industry 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     3rd September 2010 South Africa ranks among the top most unequal societies in the world. We know that our colonial and apartheid past of racial oppression and... 

Protection of Civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): More of the same

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd September 2010 The new UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was shocked when it received news on 12 August this year of the rape and assault... 

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A New Constitution Should Also Change Kenya’s Politicians

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st August 2010 Last Friday, 27 August 2010, Kenya ushered in a new constitution, replacing the one inherited at independence in 1963. This is also one of the... 

Looking East in earnest: The evolution of Zimbabwe and China’s relationship

By: In On Africa IOA     31st August 2010 Zimbabwe and China held the eighth session of the Zimbabwe-China Joint Permanent Commission in July 2010. The session ended with both countries... 

Major Boost for Africa’s Quest to be Nuclear Weapon Free

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th August 2010 In a great show of support for Africa's Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba), Russian Federation President, Dmitry Medvedev has... 

The looming threat of xenophobia in South Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     27th August 2010 In 2008, xenophobic attacks broke out across over South Africa, starting in the town of Alexandria on May 12.(2) Although the country has struggled... 

Why we should be concerned about the growing trade in counterfeit goods

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th August 2010 The influx of counterfeit goods in formal and informal Southern African markets came under the spotlight again at a recent workshop held in Harare,... 

Africa will have to factor in new bank curbs as $93bn/y is sought for infrastructure

By: Terence Creamer     27th August 2010 The regulatory response to the recent global financial crisis may create new constraints for the involvement of commercial banks in African and... 

China’s Exceptionalism in Africa: from Rhetorical to Substantive Difference?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      26th August 2010 The emergence of China as Africa's top trading partner and a leading source of foreign investment in 2009, surpassing the United States and key... 

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