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The More Things Change: What Zuma's Presidency Means for the Rest of Africa

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      21st April 2009 In a little over two weeks, Jacob Zuma will be sworn in as fourth president of South Africa since the advent of democracy in 1994. At home, his... 

Deregulation, culture and crisis

By: Seeraj Mohamed     17th April 2009 It is now generally agreed that liberalisation and inadequate regulation of finance is to blame for the global financial crisis. The inadequate... 

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Post-Election Power-Sharing Governments and the Future of Democracy in Africa 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th April 2009 A new phenomenon appears to be emerging in Africa that sees rival political parties "uniting" after disputed elections to form an inclusive... 

Is man-made climate change just hot air?  

By: Brandon Hamber     10th April 2009 It appears, as a species, that humans are prone to ignoring problems rather than dealing with them. Take for example the recent claim by Northern... 

Elections and the Internet in SA

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      8th April 2009 After last year's historic US elections, much analysis has focused on international interest in now-President Barack Obama's campaign, and it's... 

Politics Trumps Justice? Zuma and the NPA

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      7th April 2009 On Monday 6 April 2009, the Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Advocate Mokotedi Mpshe, announced the National Prosecuting... 

Advancing African Development: The Necessity for Aid and Trade

By: Adam Habib     7th April 2009 Is aid as bad as Greg Mills and Terence McNamee suggest? Is the facilitation of trade the simple answer to all of Africa's woes? One would think so... 

Global recovery and national interests

By: Seeraj Mohamed     3rd April 2009 There is talk about fixing the global economy. The G20 meeting in London in early April is one indication that countries may not exactly agree on... 

South Africa: Time To Reclaim Our Values?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd April 2009 Politicians and policy makers too often swing on a pendulum between unbridled ego and blinkered groupthink. Self-preservation at all cost, parading... 

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