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Crying wolf and 
legalised theft 

By: Brandon Hamber     23rd April 2010 Recently, we bought a new family car. The car is great but the process was surrounded by numerous dodgy ways to part us with our money. 

All Hands on Deck for Defence at the IBSA Summit: Rethinking South Africa’s Position

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      21st April 2010 The IBSA conference held last week in Brazil provided a useful opportunity to asses the value of this evolving trilateral framework in fostering... 

The ICC Offers a Glimmer of Hope for Justice in Kenya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th April 2010 Despite ongoing calls to end the widespread culture of impunity in Kenya, justice has not been at the top of the government's agenda in recent... 

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Kenyan Push for New Constitutional Dispensation and the Potential for Religious Divide

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th April 2010 Kenya's leading churches have rejected the country's proposed new constitution and their respective leaders have vowed to mobilize their followers... 

Volk, Faith and Fatherland: The Resurgence of the White Right? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th April 2010 The murder of Eugene Terre`Blanche, the leader of the "Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging" (AWB) on 2 April 2010 could not have happened at a worse time... 

Terre’Blanche’s killing one 
of those things that continue to divide South Africa 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th April 2010 The killing of AWB leader Eugene TerreBlanche has added to the list of things that continue to divide South Africa along racial lines.  

SA’s new electricity wholesaler will need to own the transmission network

By: Terence Creamer     16th April 2010 It appears increasingly likely that the long-anticipated unbundling of the power transmission business from State utility Eskom - a scenario that... 

Should we have a carbon tax to promote a low-carbon economy? 

By: Saliem Fakir     16th April 2010 The question of the merits of a universal carbon tax compared with those of a cap-and-trade system is a source of considerable debate among... 

Pension funds should support developmental investments

By: Seeraj Mohamed     16th April 2010 Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel recently told Parliament that government would draw on pension funds investments to support economic... 

From Transport to Defence: New Secretary for Defence Appointed in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th April 2010 The recent appointment, last month, of Mpumi Mpofu as the new Secretary for Defence (Sec Def) in South Africa by President Jacob Zuma came somewhat... 

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