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Corporate control of seeds hurts Africa
Corporate control of seeds hurts Africa
Africa’s agriculture, along with its millions of smallholder farmers, is up for sale — to the highest bidders. These bidders have taken...
GDP and the valium economy
GDP and the valium economy
You could almost hear the nation holding its breath this Tuesday as the gross domestic product (GDP) figures for the second quarter were released....
Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now
Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now
South Africa’s economy rebounded in the second quarter with Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) recording an increase of 3.1% in gross domestic...
IMF wilfully takes austerity road
IMF wilfully takes austerity road
The process of selecting the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) next managing director must change. In particular, the tradition of choosing...
Equatorial Guinea's president to mark 40 years in power
Equatorial Guinea's president to mark 40 years in power
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema will celebrate forty years in power on Saturday, highlighting his status as Africa's longest-serving head of state....
GDP still best indicator of wellbeing
GDP still best indicator of wellbeing
New Zealand is being lauded for introducing the world’s first wellbeing budget, which aims to shift the focus from gross domestic product (GDP)...
Letters to the editor: June 21 to 27
Letters to the editor: June 21 to 27
Last week’s article on youth and agriculture by Dr Luke Metelerkamp, “Youth want to farm, but not as slave labour”, carries a great deal of...
Planet Earth: Declare an emergency
Planet Earth: Declare an emergency
Last month, a bleak global assessment of the shocking state of life on Earth made headlines worldwide. According to the report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), about 12% of all known animal and plant species are now...
SA’s GDP slumps to its lowest in a decade
SA’s GDP slumps to its lowest in a decade
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019, the largest quarterly drop in GDP in 10 years, with...
Ramaphosa’s reforms not certain
Ramaphosa’s reforms not certain
The election results — regardless of whether or not the ruling ANC gets a solid majority from voters — are unlikely to move the needle...
Malawi is Southern Africa's next big election
Malawi is Southern Africa's next big election
On a superficial reading, Malawi’s story seems to epitomise many preconceived narratives about sub-Saharan Africa.
To unseat the ANC, South Africa’s opposition must put aside their egos
To unseat the ANC, South Africa’s opposition must put aside their egos
There are so many things Nigeria can learn from South Africa — the self-sacrificial leadership of its original ANC political elite, its...

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