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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... 

Peer Review should be seen as a Self-Improvement Exercise for SA

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      2nd February 2010 In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 30 January 2010, President Jacob Zuma was scheduled to report to his peers regarding the implementation of the... 

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The Evolving Face of Piracy in the Horn of Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st February 2010 The largest ransom ever paid to Somali pirates was dropped on 17 January 2010, onto a Greek-flagged oil tanker with two million barrels of oil on... 

Africa's World Cup: One Way of Using It  

By: Denis Worrall     29th January 2010 The Economist in its first edition for 2010 asks the question: "What will make the news over the coming twelve months?" Its answer: "The Football... 

Export-dependent SA would be hard hit by any double-dip dramatics

By: Terence Creamer     29th January 2010 The World Bank expects the South African economy, which slumped into its first recession in 17 years during 2009, leading to an estimated 1,8%... 

SA needs business-friendly economic policies

By: Seeraj Mohamed     29th January 2010 The most effective way to deal with poverty is employment creation. Fortunately, employment creation and the goal of creating decent work... 

Terrorism, Human Rights and One Al-faisal

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th January 2010 The Kenyan government having pressed the self-destruct button, appears set on accelerating the process of religious radicalisation in the country... 

Will oil build or break Ghana's democracy?  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th January 2010 Will commercial oil production (due to begin later this year) build or break the back of Ghana's democracy? This may seem an unnecessarily... 

Southern Africa Needs to Criminalise Human-Trafficking 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th January 2010 On 19 January, the BBC reported the decision of a court in Abu Dhabi, to send 13 Syrians, all but one of whom were men, to prison for trafficking... 

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