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Three years as British Ambassador in South Africa

This paper is the viewpoint of the British Ambassador to South Africa of the changes that took place during his period in office. Sir David Scott describes his involvement in Namibia, Rhodesia and developments in South Africa to change social and ...

South Africa's role in Africa

South Africa’s position in Africa cannot be properly assessed without an overall view of the composition of the Republic’s population. The relations between the various communities will have a crucial effect on relations with the rest of Africa. I...

The economic problems and policies of South Africa's neighbouring black African states

"Westerners tend to assume that the newly independent states of Africa are somehow, morally bound to make economic development their first and foremost priority. However, to Africans, no less than to other people, independence means to be master ...

All the world loves a child?

This brief report describes UNICEF’s call for a World Summit for Children to be held in September 1990, due to the ethic that the health and wellbeing of the world’s children is a significant measure of its level of development. An expression of t...

The importance of Japan/South Africa relations

As South Africa proceeds towards a negotiated political settlement, a better relationship between South Africa and Japan has become of prime importance. Relations between the countries have already been considerably strengthened. The policy of the...

The Impact of Democracy in Botswana: Assessing Political, Social and Economic Developments since the Dawn of Democracy

"Botswana achieved independence from Britain more than 40 years ago and much has changed in Botswana since that time. This paper reports on the state of development in Botswana over the past 10 to 15 years, and looks at whether democracy has led ...

Assessing Human Development in SADC: 1990-2008

"This paper assesses the state of progress in human development across selected key development indicators in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. This is a largely descriptive exercise based on a review and presentation of da...

Social Science Research Report Series No 33

"New institutions of governance have emerged in the sector with the hope that they will ensure the equitable and effective management and control of water resources through devolution of management responsibilities from central government to the l...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 27

This issue is on Namibia negotiations. It comprises of a joint statement, press briefing, a statement by the UN Secretary General, and letters from various delegates to the UN Secretary General. It also covers United States and Southern Africa, ad...

African Futures 2050 The Next Forty Years

"With this monograph the ISS and the Pardee Center for International Futures combines the deep and wide knowledge of Africa within the ISS with extensive use of the IFs modelling system, this discussion looks across most major issue arenas:demogr...

eAfrica: The electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 3, October 2005

In this issue of eAfrica the inaugural speech of the national director of SAIIA Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is the main article titled: Taking Africa Seriously from within and without. The rest of this issue covers the value of Television programmes i...

eAfrica: The Electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 3, November 2005

This paper deals with climate change and the influence it will have on the livelihood of Africans. It also looks at the renewable energy option and carbon emissions. Calestous Juma argues that Africa's development changes and the rising interest i...

Africa's Untapped Resource: Analyzing Youth in the APRM

Africa is the next frontier – a continent full of possibility, a market of untapped and underutilised natural and human resources. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the youth populations of African states. Africa in 2015 exists in a context i...

AFIDEP News June - Dec 2015

This newsletter by AFIDEP consists of several articles. The first article : Malawi President commits to championing youth development and the demographic dividend in Malawi and across Africa. The meeting and procedures discusses how Malawi can har...

Improving Prospects for South Africa's Youth: Education, Vocational Training Still Key Priorities

"This paper examines South Africa’s progress in building young people’s human and labour-market capacities through education. Longitudinal data from Afrobarometer and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation’s (IJR) Transformation Audit indica...

Investing in Education and Skills Development

"Kenya has one of the most youthful populations in the world with about 43 percent of its population under the age of 15. The youth population is growing fast and the country is experiencing a youth bulge; an excess especially in young population ...

Ethiopia — an Agrarian Economy in Transition

Rapid economic growth was experienced in Ethiopia since 2005. Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an average rate of 10.5 per cent per annum for the period between 2004–05 and 2013–14. Important contributions to GDP growth were made with pub...

Evaluating Botswana's Performance on National Vision 2016 Public Opinion on Development Pillars

"In monitoring progress toward Vision 2016’s four long-term goals (sustained development, rapid economic growth, economic independence, and social justice) and seven development “pillars,” the Vision 2016 Council has generally relied on a variety ...

Overcoming the Reproductive Health Challenges to Young Women’s Employment Prospects in Uganda

Despite the existence of a fairly strong legal framework, young women in Uganda continue to face a number of challenges as they make the crucial transition into adulthood. In particular, girls are pushed into early marriages and pregnancies and ar...

Community-based Multi-dimensional Poverty Profiles in Greater Tzaneen and Mutale Local Municipalities in Limpopo Province South Africa: Key findings, Policy Implications and Recommendations

Poverty monitoring surveys in South Africa is significantly institutionalized both in design and coverage at the national level; however, the non-existence of any institutional mechanism to generate Multidimensional poverty data at Wards levels re...

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