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Creating universal health care – one of the targets under the newly ratified Sustainable Development Goals – will have different challenges for each country depending on their economic strength, relationships with donors, and their government’s investment into the health sector.
‘Isaac, we can no longer go to the movie today. We have a curfew,’ my late dad told me. ‘I understand, dad,’ I responded – and I genuinely did. This was a conversation taking place on a Saturday at home in Ibex Hill, in my hometown of Lusaka in 1978.
A new report on Corporate Governance in Southern Africa by the South African Institute of International Affairs was launched this week in both Zambia and South Africa.
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 114, November 2014
SAIIA Report No 17, August 2014 Download - English (642.1 kB) Governance and APRM ProgrammeThe Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is an initiative aimed at fostering good governance and development in its participating states. As part of its multi-pronged inquiry, it devotes a great deal of attention to investigating corporate governance on the continent. However, thus far corporate governance has attracted less attention than any other area of the APRM.
Biofuels have been heralded as a solution to the world’s dependence on hydrocarbons and are promoted under international carbon trading schemes as a mitigation tool for climate change – impelling first world governments to incorporate biofuels into energy mandates for transport industries. Due to the amount of land needed to grow biofuel crops such as jatropha, sugarcane and oil palm, the biofuels market has given rise to a rush to buy up the world’s farmland.
The SADC summit in Maputo, Mozambique, this week will consider approving the regional infrastructure development master plan. It aims to deal with the region’s deficit in road, rail, ports, power, communication and water infrastructure. The deficit is estimated to be about $100-billion.
Making Key Business Constraints in SADC Tangible: Experiences of the Private Sector Harare, Zimbabwe
The SADC Secretariat, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ – and the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) would like to invite you to participate in the launch of a series of business case studies documenting theTOP 10 business constraints in SADC region in a tangible way.Johannesburg
The SADC Secretariat, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ – and the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) would like to invite you to participate in the launch of a series of business case studies documenting the TOP 10 business constraints in SADC region in a tangible way.Location: Gabarone
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 41, December 2011
Opposition parties are vital to the functioning of democracies as they provide a representative system of the electorate while keeping ruling parties accountable. Through this important legislative role, the political system gains legitimacy. However, opposition parties across the Southern African region confront many challenges in their attempt to function effectively, which often results in incumbent parties growing increasingly arrogant, centralising power, failing to distinguish between party and state interests and ignoring constructive criticism from the opposition and broader civil society. Against All Odds: Opposition Political Parties in Southern Africa is the latest publication from KMM Review Publishing Company in association…
This workshop will consider the political economy of regional integration initiatives in Southern Africa, including what is driving the various processes (SACU, SADC and the Africa Free Trade Zone).  It will seek to deepen understanding of the factors that influence regional integration processes, such as the activities of the private sector, governance structures and the alignment with domestic priorities. Venue: Aluvi House, 2 Clyde Street, Murrayfield, Pretoria
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 72, December 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Towards Cancun and Beyond

The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to a Seminar on “Towards Cancun and Beyond" to be addressed by Mr Alf Wills, South Africa's Lead Climate Change Negotiator, and the launch of SAIIA's ground-breaking book, ‘Climate Change and Trade: The Challenges for Southern Africa’, edited by Peter Draper and Ivan Mbirimi. Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2010Time: Seminar 14:30 -17:00, followed by the book launch and receptionVenue: Jan Smuts House, East Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg
SAIIA Policy Briefing, No 19, July 2010
The APRM: Taking Peer Learning to the Next Level & Launch of Two New APRM Books You are cordially invited to attend an international workshop for African civil society interested in the African Peer Review Mechanism, jointly hosted by: Africa Governance Monitoring & Advocacy Programme (AfriMAP) Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) Institut Africain de la Gouvernance/Africa Governance Institute (IAG-AGI) Kituo Cha Katiba (Eastern Africa Centre for Constitutional Development (KCK)) South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Venue: the Golf Course Hotel
Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Chinese Migration in Africa

SAIIA Occasional Paper, No 24, February 2009
The African Peer Review Process (APRM) is getting underway in Zambia. Although in its preparatory stages – with the political responsibility having recently shifted from the ministry of foreign affairs to the ministry of justice – there is a palpable sense of excitement amongst Zambian civil society. It comes as democracy is maturing, amidst calls for a new constitution, and, if planned and executed transparently, APRM presents a real opportunity to build a better country.
Business Day, 12 October 2004Interest groups can act as opposition agents when influencing government. Hence, political parties practise opposition politics, but interest groups do, too. This is happening in Zambia, where interest groups are questioning the current constitutional review process the fourth since independence from the UK in October 1964.
Head: Governance and APRM Programme
Position: Senior Researcher Visiting FellowProgramme: Foreign Policy / Governance of Africa's Resources Programme