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June 1, 2014  South Africa: Disappearing Diamond Revenue
    "In 2011, South Africa produced diamonds whose uncut, or rough, value was $1.73 billion, or 12 percent of global production, according to the most recent government data available. Yet from 2010 to 2011, diamond-producing companies paid South Africa's government just $11 million in mining royalties, according to the latest Tax Statistics report, produced by the South African Treasury and the South African Revenue Service." - Khadija Sharife

May 5, 2014  South Africa: Views from the Left
    No one doubts that the ANC will win this week's election in South Africa, as it has the four previous democratic elections beginning in 1994. But it is also clear that disillusionment with the liberation movement turned incumbent ruling party has reached high levels, not least with many South Africans who supported the ANC's liberation struggle and share its proclaimed goals of a more just South Africa.

January 21, 2014  South Africa: Renewables Rising, Coal Still King
    "South Africa [is] the world's sixth-largest coal exporter, seventh-largest coal producer, and thirteenth-largest CO2 emitter, with per-capita emissions twice the global average. Ninety-four percent of the country's electricity comes from coal ... The country's abundant solar and wind resources offer a promising renewable energy alternative. But entrenched political interests connected to the ruling party are fighting to expand coal's role in the national economy." - Adam Welz, "The Future of Coal"

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

July 14, 2014  Africa: Understanding Organized Crime
July 10, 2014  Africa: Rapid Growth in Mobile Money
July 7, 2014  Africa: Trade Union Perspectives
June 30, 2014  Africa: Clean Energy Most Cost-Effective
June 16, 2014  Africa: Investor Perspectives
May 26, 2014  Africa: Fraudulent Trade & Tax Evasion

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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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