Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

The Paradox of peak oil  

By: Saliem Fakir     19th February 2010 The paradox is simply: the lesser of a thing, the more there will be of it. An oil peak implies that the production peak will occur when about half... 

South Africa is vulnerable to global financial jitters

By: Seeraj Mohamed     19th February 2010 The big news over the past few weeks has been sovereign debt and the poor economic health of countries such as Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. 

Kenya’s Government of National Unity About To Collapse?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th February 2010 The bubble has burst. Kenya's government of national unity is about to unravel. The ongoing power play between the two principles concerning the... 

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AU’s Call to ICC States Parties to Safeguard Africa’s Interests Welcomed

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th February 2010 The decisions of the recent 14th African Union (AU) summit held in Addis Ababa from 25 January - 2 February 2010 on the International Criminal... 

Access to Information Laws are Essential for Active Citizenship 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th February 2010 Information is like water - it flows until it is blocked. One of the most promising ways to overcome blockages and to increase the flow of... 

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... 

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... 

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