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Financial system 
should be reformed

By: Seeraj Mohamed     10th July 2009 I wrote in a recent article in this column that the best investment by US financiers was the billions of dollars they used for lobbying the US... 

Belfast and Johannesburg: peas in a racist pod?

By: Brandon Hamber     10th July 2009 I long to live in a society where there is no racism but, living between Belfast and Johannesburg, this is impossible.  

Helping Africa Save Itself

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      8th July 2009 In DEAD AID, Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian-born economist, lays out a brash argument: that the more than $1 trillion in foreign assistance given to... 

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Huge effort required 
to get South African economy out of the rut 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     3rd July 2009 A few months ago, there was a debate in the media about whether the South African economy would decline into recession. 

SA must aspire to a C-lean, job-rich economy

By: Harald Winkler     19th June 2009 Our country is facing many challenges – creating jobs for the poor, keeping the lights on, battling climate change and all that in the transition... 

Responding to the President’s Zuma’s State of the Nation Address: Reflections on the Challenges confronting Higher Education

By: Adam Habib     12th June 2009 What is required of a Presidential State of the Nation address at the dawn of a new political administration? Two elements are important in such an... 

There is no recovery yet

By: Seeraj Mohamed     12th June 2009 Many newspaper reports give us false hope that the global economic crisis has started to abate. They argue that the US financial system is... 

Where were you when the UK government imploded?

By: Brandon Hamber     12th June 2009 There is probably not a reader of this column who has not been part of a ‘where were you when?’ conversation. Where were you when Nelson Mandela... 

Constitutional Court Appointments Will Test Judicial Waters

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      10th June 2009 When the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) meets later this year to consider who will replace four titans of the Constitutional Court when their... 

It's all ears as South Africans from all quarters await State of the Nation address

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      3rd June 2009 When President Jacob Zuma comes to Parliament on Wednesday to deliver his state of the nation address, he will be under intense scrutiny from all... 

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