The devastating impact of mine closures could be avoided with economic and scientific interventions.
Increasingly, young people across Africa are taking up Nelson Mandela's challenge of working to improve the lives of ordinary people.
'The Mother Road' is one step closer to becoming a National Historic Trail, which would allocate funds for struggling towns along the original Route 66.
Talk of the post-industrial society is mostly hype without evidence.
South Africa needs to harness its service sector into an innovative and export orientated way to push back poverty, unemployment and inequality.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
If programs don’t challenge the structural causes of gender inequality, microfinance will just continue to reinforce poverty and inequality.
South Africa needs to review its four years decision to exclusively deliver housing through megaprojects.
Pioneering chefs from Bolivia to Brazil are stepping out of the kitchen and into public service. The 'social gastronomy' movement uses food to create jobs, prevent violence and boost economies.
The brewing US-China trade war is probably linked to the Chinese government's attempts to revamp its industry.
After centuries of decline and depolulation, the Highlands have thrived under the EU. Now Brexit threatens to turn back the clock.
Rural development experts say the best way to help coal communities by is investing in people, infrastructure and a clean environment. Instead, President Trump's budget cuts programs in these areas.
Breast cancer could kill 76,000 Indian women a year by 20220, according to new research.
A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself.
South Africa should review its rural development strategy and land reform policy to win the fight against rising poverty.
Walt Rostow argued communism was incompatible with economic development and was influential in persuading Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to get more involved in Vietnam.
There is hope for a different kind of bank – that serves the public and shareholder good.
Most African cities are expensive, informal and non-industrial. This has produced unique socioeconomic and environmental risks that must be carefully considered in policy development.
There is a lot of potential in borrowing ideas from the startup world to complement foreign aid funding.
The end of apartheid should have heralded a new South Africa for the generation born at its demise. But that hasn't happened.