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Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Are we sleepwalking into a surveillance society? 

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th July 2009 From 1 July 2009 cellphone service providers in South Africa cannot activate a new SIM card without the full name, address and identity number of... 

Russian President Medvedev's visit to Africa, June 2009

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th July 2009 In a short period of less than a month, Russia has sought to assert its role in international forums as a leading player in a multipolar world.... 

Protesting in 140 keystrokes: Twitter and the Iranian unrest

8th July 2009 When Twitter - the world's latest social networking phenomenon - made the cover of Time Magazine's 15 June edition, journalist Steve Johnson mused... 

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Malawi at 45: More than Madonna’s Hunting Ground

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th July 2009 Malawi has been in the headlines, following pop-star Madonna's battles to adopt a second child from this tiny, landlocked southern African state.... 

The African Peer Review Mechanism – Progress and Prospects

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      3rd July 2009 On 30 June 2009, as African leaders gather on the sweltering, dusty shores of the Mediterranean in Sirte, the hometown of Libyan President Muammar... 

Attracting the youth vote

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      4th June 2009 After their third landslide victory, the African National Congress now occupies 264 of the 400 seats in South Africa's parliament. In the... 

Reckoning with the APRM Recommendations

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      13th May 2009 The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) aims to promote 'good governance' in Africa, through systematic reviews of a state's governance practices... 

The Lessons of April 22: Ballots vs. Bullets

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      6th May 2009 Wednesday 22 April 2009 will be remembered by many in Africa an historic day. Almost 80% of eligible voters in South Africa went to the polls... 

Support for Zimbabwe’s Recovery: A Lost Opportunity for SADC?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      4th May 2009 It has been over a month now since the unity government in Zimbabwe published proposals to dig the country out of the economic hole it has been... 

The More Things Change: What Zuma's Presidency Means for the Rest of Africa

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      21st April 2009 In a little over two weeks, Jacob Zuma will be sworn in as fourth president of South Africa since the advent of democracy in 1994. At home, his... 

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