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 28, 2016
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »