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 »
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 »
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 »
Africa: What Ails The Young?
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 234, June 2016 Read more »
South Africa: The New Development Bank: Moving the BRICS from an Acronym to an Institution
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Africa: Making Sustainable Development the Key Focus of the BRICS New Development Bank
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 230, April 2016 Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
South Africa: Building Freedom to Build Democracy
Human Rights Day celebrates a precious proposition: each individual is a full member of society, with entitlements to opinion and behaviour that cannot be denied. It speaks… Read more »
Africa: Abuja-Pretoria Axis Should Reboot
President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by seven members of his executive and a dozen business leaders, undertook a high profile and widely commented state visit to Nigeria earlier this… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Africa: Building Freedom? Securing Constitutionalism and Civil Liberties in Africa
SAIIA Research Report No 22, February 2016 Read more »
Africa: Turning Its Fortunes Around - Lucky 13 for the APRM?
On 9 March, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) turns 13. 'APRM Day' commemorates the formal launch of Africa's innovative governance monitoring and assessment tool in Abuja,… Read more »
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 »
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