South Africa: Cities - Engines for Inclusive Economic Development
"Our transformation will be built through economic participation, partnerships and mobilisation of all our capacities." said ex-Minister Pravin Gordhan, during his 2017/18 budget… Read more »
September 21, 2016
South Africa: Nation's Commitment to Governance Reform: An Inconvenient Truth
Partnerships between government and civil society organisations (CSOs) can be volatile if not adequately nurtured, leading to mutual suspicion and questioning each other’s… Read more »
August 02, 2016
West Africa: Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea: Establishing Law, Generating Order
SAIIA Policy Briefings 151, July 2016 Read more »
June 24, 2016
Africa: Uncharted Territory as the UK Opts to Exit the EU
What many political and financial analysts viewed until a day before the British referendum on a European exit as scaremongering has come to be. Read more »
June 20, 2016
Africa: What Ails The Young?
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 234, June 2016 Read more »
June 14, 2016
Africa: Election Trends 2016: A Good Year for Democracy?
With eight countries already going to the polls and seven more planning to do so before December, 2016 has been a busy year for elections in Africa. At the halfway point of 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 »
June 02, 2016
Africa: New Publication on African Accountability Available as an E-Book
Governance and accountability are vital elements in any society. Governance refers to the rules, procedures and institutions by which a state conducts its affairs. Accountability… Read more »
May 25, 2016
Africa: The Demise of African Unity?
'I dream of the realisation of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their effort to solve the problems of this continent.'- Nelson Mandela Read more »
May 18, 2016
Africa: Enhancing Biotrade in an Era of Biodiversity Mainstreaming
The 2016 International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) will be commemorated on the 22nd of May with the theme of 'Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their… Read more »
April 26, 2016
Southern Africa: Sustainable Development: Perspectives
The UN 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to provide a holistic and integrated approach to ending global poverty and hunger by the end of 2030. Read more »
April 21, 2016
Africa: An Opportunity for Africa's Reality-Check on Climate Actions
On 22 April, the Paris climate agreement will be officially opened for signature at a special ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York. This represents a key opportunity for… Read more »
March 14, 2016
Africa: Building Freedom? Securing Constitutionalism and Civil Liberties in Africa
SAIIA Research Report No 22, February 2016 Read more »
February 16, 2016
Mozambique: Addressing Interwovenness or Deepening Divides?
In Mozambique, interwovenness between political party, state and business has been a concern for a number of years. The crux of the issue lies with the overlapping of Mozambique's… Read more »
January 28, 2016
Africa: Higher Education Failing to Give Africa's Youth a Pass
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 -… Read more »
Africa: The AU 2016 Summit Can Only Renew the Opportunity in Agenda 2063 If...
The African Union (AU) is convening its January 2016 summit under the guiding theme: 'African year of human rights with a particular focus on the rights of Women'. Notwithstanding… Read more »
January 07, 2016
Botswana: Behind the Scenes - A Look at Research in Botswana
Join SAIIA researchers Romy Chevallier and Ross Harvey as they travel to Botswana to look at successful and sustainable opportunities linked to the country's beautiful natural… Read more »
December 10, 2015
Africa: Save Water, Produce Energy, Innovate to Tackle Climate Change
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… Read more »
November 25, 2015
Africa: COP 21 Materials - Climate Change and Africa
This December, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a global conference on climate change is expected to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on… Read more »
November 23, 2015
Africa: Combating Gender-Based Violence - Was the APRM a Responsive Framework?
It's that time of the year again: the month that marks 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Familiar terms again dominate the discourse: violence against women,… Read more »
November 05, 2015
Africa: Moving Beyond Africa's Crisis of Institutions
Since independence, most African states have struggled to develop effective institutions that are responsive to the governance and development needs of their respective societies. Read more »
November 04, 2015
Africa: A Next-Generation Peer Review - What Does the Open Government Partnership Have to Offer?
This policy briefing is based on a collaborative research effort comparing four international peer-review processes - the AU's African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), the UN's… Read more »
October 29, 2015
Uganda: Will Peer Review Mechanism Make for Better Elections?
In February 2016, Uganda will go to the polls. It is only the country's third election held since the constitutional restoration of multi-party democracy in 2005 and it is widely… Read more »
October 23, 2015
South Africa: Economic Realities Versus the 'FeesMustFall' Movement
The 21st October started out as the day that business and economic analysts were expected to reflect closely on the state of the South African economy. Read more »
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