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April 22, 2015  South Africa: Saying No to Xenophobia
    "Finally, one word about 'foreigners' and 'migrants'. No African is a foreigner in Africa! No African is a migrant in Africa! Africa is where we all belong, notwithstanding the foolishness of our boundaries. No amount of national-chauvinism will erase this. No amount of deportations will erase this. Instead of spilling black blood on no other than Pixley ka Seme Avenue (!), we should all be making sure that we rebuild this Continent and bring to an end a long and painful history - that which, for too long, has dictated that to be black (it does not matter where or when), is a liability." - Achille Mbembe

March 30, 2015  South Africa: Energy Futures Contested
    The energy crisis in South Africa, with regular "load-shedding" due to shortages of power from the monopoly utility Eskom, is now at the top of the political agenda, featuring in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address in February and in ongoing disputes about who is responsible and when the situation can be fixed. The long-term strategy to exit the crisis and begin a transition to a sustainable energy system is also marked by strong disagreements between utility and government officials and their critics.

October 30, 2014  South Africa: In Africa? Or Not?
    "In the early years after I got 'home,' it took me some time to figure out how to respond to the idea that Africa was a place that began beyond South Africa's borders. I was surprised to learn that the countries where I had lived -- the ones that had nurtured my soul in the long years of exile -- were actually no places at all in the minds of some of my compatriots. They weren't geographies with their own histories and cultures and complexities. They were dark landscapes, Conradian and densely forested. Zambia and Kenya and Ethiopia might as well have been Venus and Mars and Jupiter. " - Sisonke Msimang

June 1, 2014  South Africa: Disappearing Diamond Revenue
May   5, 2014  South Africa: Views from the Left
January 21, 2014  South Africa: Renewables Rising, Coal Still King
August 5, 2013  South Africa: The Marikana Syndrome
Sep   6, 2012  South Africa: The Price of Platinum
Sep   6, 2012  South Africa: The Marikana Era?
Apr   4, 2012  Africa: BRICS Stepping Up on Global Health
Jul   5, 2011  South Africa: Taking Leadership in AIDS Fight
Oct   7, 2010  South Africa: Post-Apartheid Poverty & Inequality
Oct   3, 2010  South Africa: Media Matters
Aug   6, 2010  South Africa: Xenophobia & Civil Society
May 31, 2010  South Africa: Israel/Apartheid Connections
Mar 23, 2010  South Africa: Coal-Fired Denialism
Dec 15, 2009  South Africa: 30+ New Books
May 14, 2009  Africa: New Books 2009
May 20, 2008  South Africa: Migrants under Attack
Apr 28, 2008  South Africa: Women, AIDS, and Violence, 2
Apr 28, 2008  South Africa: Women, AIDS, and Violence, 1
Nov 25, 2007  South Africa: & India & Brazil
Oct 30, 2007  South Africa: RIP Lucky Dube
Aug 14, 2007  South Africa: AIDS Action Relapse
Dec 22, 2006  South Africa: Water for All?
Feb 16, 2006  South Africa: New AIDS Statistics
Jun 11, 2005  South Africa: AIDS Treatment Update
Feb 22, 2005  South Africa: Mortality Statistics, AIDS Action
Nov 29, 2004  South Africa: Poverty Debate
Aug   19 2004  South Africa: Apartheid Reparations Update
Aug   9, 2004  South Africa: AIDS Treatment Update
Nov 23, 2003  South Africa: AIDS Treatment Green Light

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

February 18, 2015  Africa: Privatizing Land and Seeds
December 8, 2014  Africa: Reflections from an Elder Statesman
November 19, 2014  Africa: Past Time for Bandaids
October 7, 2014  Africa: Ebola Perspectives
September 22, 2014  Africa: Climate Action & Economic Growth
September 16, 2014  Africa: Tracing the Oil Money

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2003-08-08 South Africa: AIDS Treatment Breakthrough
2003-05-09 South Africa: AIDS Denialism Speech
2003-04-15 South Africa: Treatment Action Update
2003-03-24 South Africa: AIDS Treatment Action
2003-02-24 South Africa: Apartheid Reparations Update
2002-11-12 South Africa: Apartheid Debt & Reparations, 2
2002-11-12 South Africa: Apartheid Debt & Reparations, 1
2001-11-06 South Africa: Tutu on War and Poverty
2001-10-16 South Africa: AIDS Mortality Report
2001-06-19 South Africa: World Bank Bond Boycott
2001-04-03 South Africa: Sexual Violence in Schools
1999-12-12 South Africa: Arms Purchases
1999-08-22 South Africa: Gender Inequality
1998-11-05 South Africa: Higher Education
1998-10-20 South Africa: Poverty Hearings
1998-09-15 South Africa: Gender Statistics
1997-08-13 South Africa: Women and Violence
1996-11-17 South Africa: Ban Landmines Campaign
1996-08-23 South Africa: TRC and Gender
1996-06-13 South Africa: APIC on USAID
1996-05-10 South Africa: Truth Commission
1996-05-07 South Africa: Labor Statement (Excerpts,2)false
1996-05-07 South Africa: Labor Statement (Excerpts,1)false
1995-11-24 South Africa: Violence against Women
1995-01-18 South Africa: Indemnities by Former Regime

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