African development

 
Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action
Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action
A blueprint for environmental action in Africa exists. It’s time we used it to transform the continent
​Nation Brand Forum consolidates our identity
​Nation Brand Forum consolidates our identity
The fourth annual Nation Brand Forum took place in Kramerville, Johannesburg on October 28. An initiative of Brand South Africa, the forum gathers...
More than you can chew
More than you can chew
For many, the idea of going hungry is equated with the simplistic notion of “not enough food”, but thinking a little deeper leads to questions...
Africa's growth-at-all costs model is a recipe for disaster
Africa's growth-at-all costs model is a recipe for disaster
Economic growth, the hegemonic progress narrative of our time, is revealing itself to be more complicated than its proponents would allow. ...
African Governance Report: Recommendations
African Governance Report: Recommendations
The inaugural African Governance Report (AGR) makes a set of widespread recommendations, based on its assessment of the state of governance on the...
The first assessment of African governance by Africans
The first assessment of African governance by Africans
A quick search through the African Governance Report (AGR) reveals several documents, assessments and analyses compiled by multilateral institutions and donor agencies about the state of governance on the continent. Many of these paint a bleak picture of weak governments, poor controls...
The African Continental Free Trade Area enters into force
The African Continental Free Trade Area enters into force
On May 30 2019 Africa made history as the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) officially entered into force....
​TICAD 7: Investment, job creation, and skills development for South Africa
​TICAD 7: Investment, job creation, and skills development for South Africa
On August 28-30, the 7th Summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) was held in Yokohama, Japan. Delegates from...
​Winners announced at the Accenture Rising Star Awards
​Winners announced at the Accenture Rising Star Awards
Across industries, South Africa is brimming with young and talented employees, committed to creating a better South Africa in their commitment to...
PPPs can fund public infrastructure – essential in the African context
PPPs can fund public infrastructure – essential in the African context
The public-private partnership (PPP) model was introduced in South Africa in 1998. The 2018/19 budget indicated that a total of 33 completed PPP...
Growing enterprises, for a healthy economy
Growing enterprises, for a healthy economy
The SMME sector in South Africa has been historically constrained by the legal and regulatory environment, access to markets, access to finance,...
Creating an exclusive South African economy
Creating an exclusive South African economy
In his opening to the State of the Nation Address (Sona) last week, Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, told the nation that it is...

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