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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 31, 2016
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 »
March 30, 2016
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 »
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 »
March 14, 2016
Africa: Building Freedom? Securing Constitutionalism and Civil Liberties in Africa
SAIIA Research Report No 22, February 2016 Read more »
March 08, 2016
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 »
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 24, 2016
Uganda: 2016 Ugandan General Elections - All About Perspective
Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has extended his 30-year rule of Uganda by at least another five years as a result of his definitive first round electoral victory over his… 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
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 »
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 »