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How a rural community built South Africa's first ISP owned and run by a cooperative

How a rural community built South Africa's first ISP owned and run by a cooperative

29th November 2017 Mankosi is a remote rural community in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. It is home to almost 6,000 people. The nearest city is Mthatha, about... 

Business schools have a role to play in fighting corruption in Africa

Business schools have a role to play in fighting corruption in Africa

28th November 2017 In 2002, the African Union reported that Africa lost about USD$148-billion through corruption every year. This represented 25% of the continent’s... 

Will Mnangagwa usher in a new democracy? The view from Zimbabwe

Will Mnangagwa usher in a new democracy? The view from Zimbabwe

24th November 2017 Zimbabwe has a new leader. Robert Mugabe is out. His former ally turned rival, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is in. What now? After ecstatic celebrations to... 

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Zimbabweans must draw on years of democratic struggle to stop a repeat of Mugabe's militarism

Zimbabweans must draw on years of democratic struggle to stop a repeat of Mugabe's militarism

23rd November 2017 Zimbabweans at home and abroad celebrated gloriously from the moment Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s belated resignation ended his 37 years of misrule. But... 

After Mugabe, all eyes are on Museveni: how long can he cling to power?

After Mugabe, all eyes are on Museveni: how long can he cling to power?

23rd November 2017 On 21 November, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned as president under intense pressure from the military, his own party, and mass... 

Zimbabwe beware: the military is looking after its own interests, not democracy

Zimbabwe beware: the military is looking after its own interests, not democracy 

22nd November 2017 November 2017 will go down in the history of Zimbabwe as the beginning of the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37 year tyranny. A tumultuous week finally... 

Lessons for South Africa's Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe's misfortunes

Lessons for South Africa's Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe's misfortunes

21st November 2017 President Robert Mugabe’s endgame in Zimbabwe holds various lessons for his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, as the latter too, considers his... 

What South Africa's Reserve Bank can -- and can't -- do about illicit financial flows

What South Africa's Reserve Bank can -- and can't -- do about illicit financial flows

21st November 2017 Developing nations are facing a rising wave of illicit financial flows and money laundering. In South Africa the country’s Reserve Bank is at the... 

Options on the table as South Africa wrestles with funding higher education

Options on the table as South Africa wrestles with funding higher education

20th November 2017 A report into the feasibility of offering free higher education at South Africa’s universities has finally been released. It has been nearly two... 

How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

20th November 2017 South Africa’s unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography... 

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