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 Ten years on, is Somali piracy still a threat?

Ten years on, is Somali piracy still a threat?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th November 2018 On 6 November the United Nations (UN) Security Council renewed the authorisation for international naval forces to carry out anti-piracy measures... 

From political support to business confidence

From political support to business confidence

7th November 2018 One of several challenges the Ramaphosa administration faces is how to convert the president’s political capital and support into business... 

 Can violent extremism be prevented?

Can violent extremism be prevented?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th November 2018 Can the global community prevent violent extremism? Is the violence associated with terrorism different from other forms of violence, and in what... 

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Ethics and scholarship: revisiting why I withdrew a thesis 49 years ago

Ethics and scholarship: revisiting why I withdrew a thesis 49 years ago

By: Raymond Suttner     6th November 2018 On 14 December I will be awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) degree by UCT.  This, as many media reports have noted, is 49 years after I first submitted... 

African stock exchanges hold the key to unlocking the continent’s economic growth and development

African stock exchanges hold the key to unlocking the continent’s economic growth and development

6th November 2018 Due to increased economic growth and development, largely as a result of improved political stability, African exchanges offer great investment... 

Explainer: lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

Explainer: lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

5th November 2018 The South African Reserve Bank placed VBS, a small mutual bank, under curatorship in March this year against a backdrop of a serious liquidity... 

 Economic turmoil is unavoidable in Mnangagwa’s Zimbabwe

Economic turmoil is unavoidable in Mnangagwa’s Zimbabwe

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th November 2018 October’s economic turmoil in Zimbabwe has again highlighted the precarious state of the country’s economy. A casual social media post or imprudent... 

 Is the African Standby Force any closer to being deployed?

Is the African Standby Force any closer to being deployed?  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd November 2018 The African Union (AU)-directed African Standby Force (ASF) has not been deployed since its establishment in 2003. This is despite the AU’s... 

Industry at a crossroads

Industry at a crossroads

By: Terence Creamer     2nd November 2018 South Africa’s electricity sector, from generation to distribution, is at a crossroads. The traditional business model is being disrupted and not... 

South African voters are moving beyond party loyalty: they want delivery

South African voters are moving beyond party loyalty: they want delivery

1st November 2018 The attention of South Africans has recently been firmly fixed on issues of good governance – or more specifically on its failures. This is due... 

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