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Unique financing needed for the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     6th October 2017 One of the township economy's most crippling challenges is the lack of access to easily obtainable finance that is available at short notice. It is... 

Looking at the data: Lessons on good African governance

Looking at the data: Lessons on good African governance

By: In On Africa IOA     5th October 2017 Good governance policy and bad, irresponsible and autocratic governments all are analysed in a new compilation of major indexes and data gauging... 

Africa’s data revolution: Accelerating development through data-driven decision-making

Africa’s data revolution: Accelerating development through data-driven decision-making

By: In On Africa IOA     5th October 2017 It is essential that Africa’s data revolution be viewed as the joint responsibility of governments, international agencies, civil society and the... 

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What Archbishop Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony

What Archbishop Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony 

5th October 2017 Archbishop Emeritus Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu’s 86th birthday on October 7 is a good occasion to reflect on the man’s contributions to South... 

Shale gas in South Africa: game-changer or damp squib?

Shale gas in South Africa: game-changer or damp squib?

5th October 2017 Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, has in the past few decades made available the gas in previously ‘tight’... 

Trump's Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

Trump's Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

4th October 2017 Africa’s leaders, along with everyone else interested in US-Africa relations, have waited eight months for US President Donald Trump’s... 

 Zimbabwe’s succession Rubik’s Cube

Zimbabwe’s succession Rubik’s Cube

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th October 2017 Whenever President Robert Mugabe’s busy travel schedule out of Zimbabwe permits, he takes the opportunity to address scheduled ‘Presidential Youth... 

Are we measuring poverty and inequality correctly? Comparing earnings using tax and survey data

Are we measuring poverty and inequality correctly? Comparing earnings using tax and survey data

By: Econ3x3      4th October 2017 Calculating the earnings Gini coefficient with survey data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) may lead to an underestimation of... 

Britain's Labour Party and South Africa's ANC: why the stark contrast of fortunes?

Britain's Labour Party and South Africa's ANC: why the stark contrast of fortunes?

3rd October 2017 Compare the state of two political parties which share a close past connection but which today face distinctly different futures. I’m referring to... 

Why the dream of a prosperous, united nation continues to elude South Africa

Why the dream of a prosperous, united nation continues to elude South Africa

3rd October 2017 The goal of one united South African nation living prosperously under a constitutional democracy remains elusive. This is in spite of the... 

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