South Africa's local elections: new entrants likely to be the big winners
Oct 31, 2021 23:39 pm UTC| Politics
Though a ritual, elections yield new insights about the state of the citizenry and the political elite. Life changes, either for the better or worse. Electoral outcomes are a statement about how citizens feel at that...
Jacob Zuma isn't a man with a cause. Just a wily politician trying to evade the law
Jul 01, 2021 09:54 am UTC| Politics
South Africas Constitutional Court ruling to imprison the countrys former president, Jacob Zuma, was unprecedented. But it wasnt unexpected. The author of the majority judgment, Justice Sisi Khampepe, captured the...
Small towns are collapsing across South Africa. How it's starting to affect farming
Jun 20, 2021 12:13 pm UTC| Economy
Farming and agribusiness play a crucial role in sustaining the economies of small towns and rural areas. There is a lot of evidence of this in the economic literature and in the popular media. This dependency has its...
The IMF's $4bn loan for South Africa: the pros, cons and potential pitfalls
Aug 01, 2020 16:28 pm UTC| Economy
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a R70 billion (US$4.3 billion) loan for South Africa to help the country manage the immediate consequences of the fallout from COVID-19. The Conversation Africas editor,...
Coronavirus in India and Brazil: new forecasts for when economic giants will hit peak
Jun 21, 2020 04:11 am UTC| Economy
While many of the worlds top ten economies appear to be past the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, India and Brazil are still on the way up. This is a tragedy unfolding for both countries. It is also bad news for the world...
In Brazil's raging pandemic, domestic workers fear for their lives – and their jobs
Jun 04, 2020 12:14 pm UTC| Economy Life
Brazil has emerged as one of the worst-hit countries in the coronavirus crisis, with hundreds of thousands of cases affecting people from all backgrounds. But in the early weeks of the pandemic, in March, many victims of...
Study shows land redistribution can create new jobs in agriculture in South Africa
Jun 04, 2020 11:28 am UTC| Economy
The COVID-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of the livelihoods of many South Africans, and highlighted food insecurity as one key aspect. Many now argue that reducing the vulnerability of the livelihoods...
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