Cyril Gets SA’s Groove Back

Catherine Grant Makokera and Sanusha Naidu With the election date set for 8 May, the focus for many South Africans preparing to vote is understandably on domestic priorities. South African citizens are grappling with the challenges of economic development, malfeasance,...

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No quick-fix solutions to Zimbabwe’s woes

This week has seen South African political parties heading north to engage with various actors in Zimbabwe. It would be easy to simply discount this as extended campaigning in the run-up to the South African elections, but there is a more...

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Strengthening Economic Ties with a Growing Giant: South Africa in India

Catherine Grant Makokera Director At the end of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davis, President Cyril Ramaphosa will be undertaking a state visit to India where he will be accompanied by high-level ministers and a hefty business delegation. Economic...

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MDC Alliance targets closer links with regional bodies

The MDC's bold plan to join Southern African customs and currency blocs has implications beyond Zimbabwe's borders, write Catherine Grant Makokera and Brian Mureverwi. If it came off, a proposal by Zimbabwe’s official opposition to join the oldest customs union...

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Africa: Building Small Businesses Creates Jobs for Africa

Authors: Lesley Wentworth and Catherine Grant Makokera Job creation is undoubtedly one of the most pressing priorities for African countries. It is no longer feasible to rely on the public sector as the driver of employment - increasing attention is now...

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Sustainable Development in Africa and the role of the G-20

Authors: Catherine Grant Makokera and Faith Tigere The Group of Twenty (G-20) remains the premier forum for international cooperation on global economic governance and finance. Representing a large chunk of the global economy (86%) and world trade (78%), it is...

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