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12 February 2016
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02 Feb 2016
 
 
Future of the African Peer Review Mechanism hangs in the balance
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
On 29 January 2016, a group of Africa’s Heads of State and Government met in Addis Ababa to determine the fate of one of the AU’s most daring initiatives. At stake was the future relevance of the...
 
 
29 Jan 2016
 
Higher Education Failing to Give Africa’s Youth a Pass
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Events globally, across Africa, and in South Africa – urban riots in France in 2005 and Britain in 2011, the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings, student protests in South Africa last year – have thrust the...
 
 
22 Jan 2016
 
The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Investment: A Panacea for the Promotion of Investment Act?
SOUTH AFRICAN INSITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
On 19 January President Jacob Zuma announced the establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Investment. This took some in the investment community by surprise, despite the President’s...
 
 
04 Jan 2016
 
Policy reform is key for future of mining
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
As a mining jurisdiction, South Africa’s score (relative global rank indexed out of a maximum of 100) on the Fraser Institute Investment Attractiveness Index has fallen from 56.1 in 2011/12 to 52.6...
 
 
11 Dec 2015
 
Save water, produce energy, innovate to tackle climate change
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Sustainable development summits and climate change negotiations have slowly but steadily paved the way to the recognition of the inextricable linkages between water, energy and climate change. It...
 
 
04 Dec 2015
 
Adept negotiations needed by Africa at FOCAC
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
The upcoming Forum on China Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) summit in South Africa, the sixth gathering since 2000 and only the second to be held at heads of state level, comes at a time of...
 
 
01 Dec 2015
 
Leveraging China-Africa relations starts with communication
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
In the context of a ‘normalising’ Chinese economy, that seeks to move from a manufacturing-centred economy to one driven by consumption and services, there are obviously concerns about the impact...
 
 
30 Nov 2015
 
South Africa and AGOA – What is at Stake?
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
US President Barack Obama’s announcement earlier this month to Congress to partly suspend South Africa’s benefits under the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) is likely set the tone of the...
 
 
 
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