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eAfrica: The electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 2, June 2004

Stresses that successful land reform is more than just throwing people on patches of soil but it also requires helping newly settled farmers adapt to commercial techniques, build up working capital and improve knowledge of quality control and fore...

eAfrica: The electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 3, August 2005

The special feature in this edition of eAfrica, looks at a study by the South African Institute of International Affairs, which examined successful and failed PPPs. It concluded that before Africa can unleash the potential of PPPs, it must change ...

Vulnerability and the Impact of Climate Change in South Africa’s Limpopo River Basin

"This paper uses farmers’ responses to exogenous weather shocks in South Africa’s Limpopo River Basin to gauge how farmers are apt to respond to future climate change-induced shocks, in particular drought. Droughts are expected to increase in bot...

It’s not just Xenophobia: Factors that lead to violent attacks on foreigners in South Africa and the role of the government

This Policy and Practice Brief examines the trend of burgeoning xenophobia in South Africa and suggests what could be done to contribute to its eradication. These recommendations are not exhaustive but are initial steps through which the nation ca...

Women's Literacy and Reproductive Health: An ethnographic study of women attending a day hospital in the Western Cape

"This research project explores the relationship between women’s literacy and reproductive health care practices within a specific setting, the Hout Bay Day Hospital and its environs. In this introductory chapter, I shall outline my construction ...

South Africa’s Peacekeeping Role in Burundi: Challenges and Opportunities for Future Peace Missions

"The objective of this study is to provide an analysis of South Africa’s role in peacekeeping in Burundi and to identify the opportunities and challenges that confronted South Africa’s peacekeeping mission. The Department of Defense (DoD) in its ...

Women Transforming Conflicts in Africa: Descriptive Studies from Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Sudan

"There is evidence of successful efforts to constructively respond to conflict and to undertake transformation, reconstruction and reconciliation in Africa. The inclusion of women as a strategic constituency is central to sustaining and consolidat...

The 2009 KwaZulu-Natal election : A drop in levels of intimidation and violence?

"This report seeks to document the outcome of the AfAP Observer Mission, and highlight specific considerations which need to be observed by violence monitors during elections. The key findings, derived from the AfAP election observation document...

Capacity in Graduate Economics Training in South Africa: An AERC Study

"The purpose of the study is to contribute to economics research capacity development in South Africa by informing AERC's institutional strategy. The study examines existing and planned research capacity, identifies priority macroeconomic research...

State visits as a tool of economic diplomacy: Bandwagon or business sense?

"Economic diplomacy has become a priority for South Africa’s foreign policy with the specific objectives of improving market access and trade with bilateral partners, increasing foreign direct investment, positioning South Africa as a preferred t...

Annual Review of the Peace and Security Council 2012/2013

"The peace and security situation in Africa continues to show both continuity and change. While civil wars or armed conflicts involving rebel groups remain rare, other forms of human security threats are increasingly affecting parts of the contine...

Trade Zones: Recommendations for South Africa

"South Africa introduced industrial development zones (IDZs) on 1 December 2000 through the Manufacturing Development Act. IDZs assist in the creation of industrial complexes that have strategic economic advantage. The South African government off...

Emerging powers and the changing global environment: Leadership norms and Institutions

"Emerging powers are asserting their influence in various multilateral institutions and seeking to amplify their unified voice on critical global policy issues. Some, notably Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), have gone a step...

Negotiating trade agreements with India: The reality below the water line

This trade policy brief discusses India’s attitude towards international trade, her seeming inability to view trade as driving economic development, and her apparent aim to reduce trade commitments. Reasons for this are that trade agreements are n...

Socio-economic dynamics of the South African Agricultural Sector

This trade policy briefing overviews the socio-economic and political reality of the agricultural sector in South Africa. The first section discusses the policy environment and changes in agricultural polices over the past 10 years, referring to...

Zambia - Past Present and Future

Zambia is at a critical stage in her development as a country. The economy of Zambia is not in a healthy state and it is uncertain if she could stand the pressure building up around South Africa.This paper looks at the economic situation before ...

Zambia: Changing of the Guard

This report looks at the political situation in Zambia after the defeat of President Kenneth Kaunda. Although political stability was provided by Kaunda, economic decline and social disintegration accompanied this. President Chiluba however is co...

The Outlook for American Policies towards South Africa in 1985

The beginning of the year has seen South African relations with the U. S at the top of the foreign policy agenda. Developments in five inter-related areas namely protests, legislation in the US congress as well as states and cities, the Sullivan c...

Australian-South African Relations

This Background briefing is a revised version of an address given by Dr T B Millar at Jan Smuts house. The relationship between South Africa and Australia is the focus point of the briefing and looks at relations with regard to travel, sports, ci...

Protector or Predator? Tackling Police Corruption in South Africa

"This monograph reflects international and local research and findings about the causes of police corruption and applies them in explaining why police corruption is a persistent challenge in South Africa. This allows for an understanding of how an...

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