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Sex, Wives and the Nation

By: Adam Habib     15th February 2010 Last week's presidential affair detracted from this week's state of the nation address. Herein lays the tragedy of President Zuma's behavior.... 

SA must take meaningful steps in what remains of its long walk to freedom 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th February 2010 In an ironic twist of history, De Klerk looked back on what South Africa had achieved since 1994 and argued that there were more assets than... 

Schoolyard sense of fair play not applicable to collusion cases

By: Terence Creamer     12th February 2010 The lingering schoolboy sense of justice in me (and many others, I suspect) makes it hard to accept a logic whereby a company walks away... 

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South African policymakers must fix the country's financial sector 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     12th February 2010 There has been very little discussion on reform of the South African financial system. Most people assume that it is working well and, therefore,... 

Shaik’s Prison Release Accelerates a Review of Medical Parole Legislation

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th February 2010 If anything good emerges from the release of President Jacob Zuma's friend and one time financial advisor Shabir Shaik on medical parole, it is... 

Zuma should be held to account for his actions 

By: Amy Witherden     10th February 2010 It seems that all the fuss about President Jacob Zuma's love child is misdirected. Besides the gossip over culture and morality, there are some... 

Internet Scams On The Rise During 2010

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th February 2010 With the 2010 Fifa World Cup drawing closer, excitement is mounting amongst football lovers in South Africa and across the globe. Everyone seems to... 

No Firm Date Set for Zero Nuclear Weapons

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th February 2010 Nuclear weapons are the most inhumane weapons ever conceived, inherently indiscriminate in those they kill and maim, and with an impact deadly for... 

Labour broking and the Immigration Act  

By: Chris Watters     5th February 2010 Amidst all the public debate and rancour about labour broking, there is one aspect of this industry that appears to have escaped scrutiny. The de... 

The five key questions Nersa will have to answer

By: Terence Creamer     5th February 2010 The vital issue of electricity supply security will be the elephant in the room when the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) meets to... 

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