Africa: Brics Headed Towards New Global Era?
In the age of Western powers reorganising their priorities in the global arena, along with their diminishing relative economic and political weight, BRICS' growing influence cannot… Read more »
Africa: Has China's Global Ambitions Outgrown Brics?
Has China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) usurped Brics as China's flagship forum? And if so, what does this mean for future Brics co-operation? These are key questions leaders… Read more »
Southern Africa: Cashing in On Value Chains to Drive Growth in SADC
As the 37th SADC Summit kicks off, the longstanding question of how to best spur industrial growth and development in the region is at the top of policymakers' agendas. Greater… Read more »
Africa: The Nexus Between Prosperity in the African Maritime Domain and Maritime Security
At the centre of ocean governance are the undefined concepts of 'Blue Economy' and 'maritime security'. The AU has undertaken significant work in developing policies and strategies… Read more »
September 15, 2016
Africa: A Tale of Two Summits
The 11th G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China closed earlier this week, focusing on the 'New' Industrial Revolution and technological changes, such as big data, robotics, and cloud… Read more »
September 06, 2016
Africa: New Life for African Governance Peer Reviews?
The African Peer Review Mechanism - the continent's home-grown governance assessment and promotion tool - seems to be slowly turning its fortunes around. Read more »
August 29, 2016
South Africa: Corruption: A Barrier to Africa Rising
The slowdown of the African economy - due to declining Chinese demand for raw materials, unsustainable, uneven growth and the potential Brexit fallout - calls into question the… Read more »
September 05, 2016
Africa: New Phase of Global Economic Governance Africa Project
DNA Economics and Tutwa Consulting are extremely pleased to be collaborating on a new project, Global Economic Governance Africa (GEG Africa), the first phase of which SAIIA… Read more »
June 18, 2016
South Africa: The New Development Bank: Moving the BRICS from an Acronym to an Institution
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June 17, 2016
Southern Africa: The Potential for Regional Value Chains in the Automotive Sector: Can SADC Learn from the ASEAN Experience?
AIIA Occasional Paper No 231, June 2016 Read more »
June 21, 2016
South Africa: Does A #Brexit Matter?
Who would have thought that the Brexit debate's rising emotions would have reached their apogee in a horrific killing in the streets of a West Yorkshire town a week before the… Read more »
June 03, 2016
Africa: Land in Africa: Property Rights Needed
The 'Land Question'. From legislation under consideration - such as the new Expropriation Bill - to a reopened land claims process, to violent evictions in Hammanskraal, to emotive… Read more »
May 12, 2016
Africa: Making Sustainable Development the Key Focus of the BRICS New Development Bank
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 230, April 2016 Read more »
April 13, 2016
South Africa: South Africa and Nuclear Security Summits
The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) process - to prevent non-state actors, particularly terrorists, from acquiring nuclear material - was launched with fanfare in 2010 by US… Read more »
March 22, 2016
South Africa: Unhappy South Africans
The World Happiness Index 2016 was released in Rome this week, ahead of World Happiness Day, which took place on 20 March - a day before South Africans celebrated their hard-won… Read more »
March 17, 2016
Africa: Agoa and the Future of Us - Africa Trade Relations
The United States Congress passed the African Growth and Opportunity Act into law in 2000 in order to promote US and African trade relations and contribute to economic development… Read more »
February 25, 2016
South Africa: Moving South Africa Away from Junk Status?
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has just presented his first Budget Speech since being reappointed after the unceremonious firing of Minister Nene. The speech follows on the… Read more »
February 17, 2016
South Africa: Nation Enters Winter of Its Discontent
This year, 2016, marks 20 years since the adoption of the post-apartheid, democratic constitution by the South African parliament. Read more »
February 16, 2016
South Africa: Keeping the Wolf From the Door: did President Zuma Succeed?
The single most significant thing that President Zuma acknowledged in his 'State of the Nation Address' was the risk of a credit rating downgrade for South Africa: Read more »
February 10, 2016
Africa: Prospects of Reviving the WTO After Nairobi?
South Africans will remember the second and last business weeks of December 2015 for a long time to come because that particular period was characterised by almost unprecedented… Read more »
February 05, 2016
West Africa: The Wealth Within, the Wealth Unseen - Reflections On the Gulf of Guinea's Maritime Domain
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 225, January 2016 Read more »
January 21, 2016
Africa: The Inter-Ministerial Committee On Investment - a Panacea for the Promotion of Investment Act?
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,… Read more »
December 21, 2015
South Africa: Policy Reform Important to Attract Mining Investment
South African mining data released recently reveals a 4.6% year-on-year production contraction to October. Coal, iron ore and gold were most heavily afflicted, while platinum group… Read more »
December 17, 2015
Africa: Time to Pull Plug on the Doha Development Round?
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is holding its 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. While a deal promoting the interests of developed countries, known as the Doha… Read more »
December 15, 2015
Africa: Policy Reform Is Key for Future of Mining
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… Read more »
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