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Unemployment causing untold suffering in SA 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     11th June 2010 Recently, I attended a meeting where unemployed South Africans spoke about their lives.  

The Philippines General Elections Observed

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      10th June 2010 On 8 June the Speaker of the Philippines House of Representatives announced the result of the presidential election on 10 May. The front-runner in... 

Towards the Most Open Poll in Guinea’s History?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th June 2010 The 4.5 million registered voters in Guinea are expected to vote for their next president on 27 June this year. The official start of campaigning... 

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Football has just one significant effect on real life: It makes people happier 

By: Denis Worrall     9th June 2010 That's not original. It is the sub-heading to an article in the week-end Financial Times of 29 May by Simon Kuper. Kuper was reviewing several... 

The implications of Monuc’s withdrawal on child soldiering in the DRC

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th June 2010 On 28 May 2010 the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 1925, changing the mandate of MONUC from that of a peace-keeping force... 

The dea(r)th of privacy rights — Home Affairs and the banks 

By: Chris Watters     7th June 2010 Coming from the culture we do, where we lived with, and many by and large accepted the validity of, an all-seeing, all-knowing, ‘big brother'... 

Missing Targets: Kenya’s Vision 2030 a Mirage

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th June 2010 Plans to transform Kenya into an industrialised, middle-income country in two decades may not be achieved after all. This is the conclusion of a... 

Top trading powers should seek to share burden of inevitable economic rebalancing

By: Bloomberg     4th June 2010 China is under growing pressure from Asia, Europe and the US to revalue its currency. Until recently, it even looked like we were about to embark... 

Reflections on Gauteng's employment, growth and development strategy 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     4th June 2010 Gauteng Economic Development MEC Firoz Cachalia recently delivered his Budget vote speech, during which he unveiled the Gauteng Employment, Growth... 

Our chance to set aside problems and tell the world our story with honesty 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      3rd June 2010 The World Cup will not be a panacea for this country's ills. It will not ‘solve' inequality nor will it bring an end to poverty. The World Cup will... 

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