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Round Table On Business Accountability And Corruption

Experts from various European and African countries met this week at the Theodor Heuss Academy near Cologne, Germany. They discussed combating illegal business practices. Co-hosted by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the African Forum in Brussels (Mazungumzo), the Round Table focussed on harmful effects – social, ecological, political and the distortion of fair competition – […]

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Gothenburg Process IV – A Global Perspective

Over the last 4 days of October 2010 a remarkable conference was held in London at the Swedish church there. Attended by delegates from all continents the focus of attention was the proliferation of conventional armaments around the world in recent years and the impact of this upon the prospects of achieving world peace. Dubbed […]

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A South African Perspective On Gothenburg IV

A South African perspective on Gothenburg IV. During the last week of October 2010 a conference organised by four Swedish based organisations which support faith based advocacy for disarmament was held in London under the title “Gothenburg Process IV”. The arms trade came under critical scrutiny from a variety of participants drawn from faith based […]

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Reaping What Is Sown – South African Arms Deal

The deliberations of the conference of the Gothenburg Process held in London in October 2010 provide the opportunity for reflection upon the effectiveness and efficacy of faith based advocacy for disarmament. Now in its tenth year, the Gothenburg Process is driven by four Swedish organisations which have, through their tenacity and vision, extended the scope […]

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Simelane And The Slippery Slope

Attending a Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) hearing is a bit like watching paint dry; until it bursts into flames. Ably chaired by Themba Godi, the committee goes about its work with a careful eye on the parliamentary Friday clock that does not have any working hours on it after lunch time. Last Friday […]

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