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Illegal Fishing and the Rising Threat of Piracy 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th October 2010 The continuing importance of Africa's maritime security has been highlighted by the widespread acts of piracy increasingly reported off the coasts... 

Kenya set to Join League of African Mining Giants: Will it be a Boon or Curse?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th October 2010 The East African Standard of 13th September 2010 led with the headline ‘Kenya strikes gold!' The caption evoked mixed emotions but little surprise,... 

Gender, journalism and democracy in Southern Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     18th October 2010 Media provide a glimpse of the level of development that any country enjoys. Media freedom is arguably positively correlated to development levels.... 

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The Outsourcing of Catering in South African Prisons Provides Food for Thought

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th October 2010 The South African Department of Correctional Services (DCS) recently raised eyebrows after media reports highlighted that the National Commissioner... 

South Africa’s Readmission to the UN Security Council

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th October 2010 On 12 October 2010, an overwhelming majority of members of the UN General Assembly elected South Africa for a non-permanent seat in the Security... 

How Zuma pulled a fast one at ANC national general council 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th October 2010 The period leading up to the September national general council (NGC) of the African National Congress (ANC) turned out to be the storm before the... 

Just how much coal do we have in the ground? 

By: Saliem Fakir     15th October 2010 Propaganda has it that South Africa has enough coal to fire our power plants for 200 years or until alternatives that can compete with coal come... 

Japan and South Africa: A chronicle of 100 years of relations

By: In On Africa IOA     14th October 2010 During October 2010, Japan and the Republic of South Africa will be celebrating 100 years of co-operation, with the year 1910 having marked the... 

Sanctions and the Zimbabwean Documentation Process: South Africa Walking a Tight Rope 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th October 2010 The 65th session of the United Nations (23 September - 30 September) was the occasion for South Africa's planned lobbying for the removal of... 

Muammar Gaddafi: Madman or shrewd politician? 

By: In On Africa IOA     12th October 2010 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is also known as ‘King of Kings', ‘Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution', the ‘mad dog of the Middle East',... 

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