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Looking back on 2009 

By: Denis Worrall     22nd December 2009 2009 has ended more or less on the same note it began. That means the spotlight is on the ANC, Cosatu and SACP Alliance. And the dynamics of the... 

Green shoots killed 
by early frost

By: Seeraj Mohamed     4th December 2009 The South African media seemed overeager to celebrate an economic recovery last week. There was very little to celebrate in the South African... 

The appointment of the National Director of Public Prosecutions: Bad News - Zimbabwe: Good News

By: Denis Worrall     2nd December 2009 What follows are some of the headlines which greeted President Jacob Zuma’s recent appointment of Mr Menzi Simelane as the National Director of... 

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Zimbabwe: Will President Zuma grasp the nettle?

By: Denis Worrall     20th November 2009 As Business Day pointed out in an editorial last week, with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) having now laid down certain... 

Going for broke in Copenhagen

By: Harald Winkler     20th November 2009 The future of the climate change regime is to be decided in Copenhagen. It is not looking pretty. The US is not ready to put a firm number to the... 

Enabling Higher Education Development through Challenging Commercial Academic Publishing 

By: Adam Habib     18th November 2009 Can you imagine an industry in which the workers who laboriously produce the product are paid by the public purse, those that painstakingly review... 

Fiscal conservatism and economic wildfires 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     13th November 2009 Many economic commentators and journalists are raising concerns about South Africa’s growing budget deficit. 

Cope: The need for leadership

By: Denis Worrall     5th November 2009 The Financial Mail in November last year had as a cover story "Can they crack it?". This was a reference to the anticipated establishment of a new... 

Whose Interests drive the Government and Politicians in Tanzania?

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      4th November 2009 As Tanzania approaches its national elections in a years' time, it is worth looking back at what holds our democracy so that moving forward as a... 

Climate policy by trade war?

By: Harald Winkler     23rd October 2009 Will climate policy in future be conducted through trade measures? A worrying scenario is that the current approach – negotiating climate change... 

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