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 »
South Africa: Aluta Continua - The Unending Fight for Human Rights
With the passing of struggle stalwart Ahmed "Uncle Kathy" Kathrada this week, we are freshly reminded of his legacy in the anti-apartheid movement as well as that of other struggle… Read more »
South Africa: Domestic Politics Take a Toll on Foreign Policy - Fred Phaswana
The statement of the National Chairman of the South African Institute of International Affairs, Mr Fred T Phaswana, to the Annual Meeting of the Institute's National Council: Read more »
Africa: A New Champion for Conflict Prevention: But Mindshifts Won't Come Easy
Just ten days into his tenure as United Nations' Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres chose his first formal address to the UN to be about the importance of conflict prevention and… Read more »
November 15, 2016
Tanzania: Will New Constitution Protect Women's Rights?
Tanzania's current legal framework has failed to address women's rights and gender equality due to the prolonged and continued existence of forced child marriages, killings of… Read more »
October 10, 2016
Africa: U.S. Elections 2016: View from the Continent
In the run-up to this year's presidential elections in the US, SAIIA's Chelsea Markowitz will be providing weekly updates on the key developments, with a view to how the issues at… 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
August 15, 2016
Tanzania: How Can Nation's Global Engagement be Optimised by Magufuli?
On 25 October 2015, Tanzanians elected John Pombe Magufuli as their president - nicknamed "The Bulldozer" for his self-assertive, brash leadership style, and his ability to push… 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 »
July 26, 2016
Zimbabwe: Dismantling Zimbabwe's 'Deep State'
The Zimbabwean state has provided some of the biggest lessons in humility for political analysts in this century. Its government, headed by the indomitable Robert Mugabe, has… 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 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 20, 2016
Africa: What Ails The Young?
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 234, June 2016 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 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 30, 2016
Chad: Africans Pull All the Levers to Get Justice for Habré
Nearly 26 years after he was forced out of power, former Chadian president Hissène Habré has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, torture (including sexual… Read more »
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