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6 May 2015
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06 May 2015
 
 
The case for better FDI data in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Detailed and carefully collected foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics are essential for the effective design and evaluation of public policy on inward foreign investment. More than a decade...
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05 May 2015
 
South Africa’s revocation of its bilateral investment treaties: Beware of strangers bringing money, especially if you need it
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
South Africa’s decision to terminate its bilateral investment treaties (BITs) has elicited strong and mixed reactions from around the world. Countries on the receiving end of the revocation reacted...
 
 
28 Apr 2015
 
AGOA Extension Bill overcomes poultry dispute to reach Congress
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
The bill to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the United States’ cornerstone African development initiative, has finally arrived in Congress in the form of the AGOA Extension...
 
 
24 Apr 2015
 
South Africa turns 21, but does it really hold the ‘key to freedom’?
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
In South Africa, it is commonplace to receive a ‘Key to Freedom’ on your 21st birthday. To the recipient, it signifies entry into adulthood and with it the autonomy and ‘freedom’ to forge an...
 
 
23 Apr 2015
 
Lessons for South Africa: How Zambia prevented xenophobia
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
‘Isaac, we can no longer go to the movie today. We have a curfew,’ my late dad told me. ‘I understand, dad,’ I responded – and I genuinely did. This was a conversation taking place on a Saturday at...
 
 
22 Apr 2015
 
'New normal' needed to tackle Africa's extractive governance challenges
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
In tandem with the steep fall in global commodity prices, demands for a stronger sustainability focus in Africa's extractives industry is on the rise. This shift is leading communities, industry,...
 
 
21 Apr 2015
 
Battling violence against women: From Africa’s top to toe
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Combating gender-based violence was a key theme raised by African countries at the March 2015 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. It is clear that...
 
 
16 Apr 2015
 
Cultural diplomacy through 'China’s year in South Africa'
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
How are states employing cultural diplomacy in an increasingly interconnected world in shaping understanding between societies while promoting preferential co-operation between nations? Observers...
 
 
 
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