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South Africa, Africa, and the United Nations Security Council(Seminar Report No. 38) This CCR seminar report is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Somerset West, South Africa, from 13 to 14 December 2011. The meeting took place as South Africa approached the end of the first year…
South Africa, Africa, and the United Nations Security Council (Policy Brief No. 10) This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Somerset West, South Africa, from 13 to 14 December 2011. The meeting took place as South Africa approached the end of the first…
The recent failure of Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to become chairwoman of the African Union (AU) Commission was predictable. SA does not appear to have given much thought to the traditions of diplomacy and has committed three key blunders. First, SA ignored the "golden rule" of international organisations that…
The SA government recently acknowledged the importance of addressing issues of equality for women and the need to stop the violence against them by following its annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign with the establishment of a national council to plan for 365…
More than anyone else, Pixley ka Isaka Seme (1881-1951) was the founder of the ANC. It was he who, on his return from long years of study in the United States and Britain, issued the call to Africans to meet in Bloemfontein in January 1912 to form a new national…
Much of the analysis of the ANC Youth League's two-day march for economic freedom in Joburg at the end of October focused on the narrow political issues of whether it could save the organisation's president, Julius Malema, from being sidelined — just as subsequent recent coverage of the youth league…
This week marks the 50th anniversary of Albert Luthuli's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital of Oslo in 1961, and the delivery of one of the most eloquent and stirring speeches in the history of the award. Luthuli was the president of the ANC from 1952…

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