New South African research supports evidence that urbanisation has a positive impact on people's lives and must be managed appropriately for development.
Humankind has today reached a historical peak in developing its strengths. It should use it to create a human community of nations inclusive on all fronts : scholars can help.
Years of political instability and economic mismanagement under the rule of ZANU-PF have left Zimbabwe’s financial system in chaos. The country is living on borrowed time and borrowed money.
The problem with Africa's model of industrial growth is that it privileges the formal at the expense of the informal and big corporations at the expense of small businesses.
Indonesia has a lot of catching up to do to provide its people with skills, including digital literacy, to find jobs in a shifting landscape propelled by innovation in digital technology.
Uganda's economy has seen many changes since independence. Trends in recent years are positive, although some key challenges remain.
Theresa May wants to rapidly increase the supply of affordable homes, but will have to tread carefully on Britain's talismanic property wealth.
Trade and investment between Indonesia and Australia is very little despite their proximity. But there are signs of change in the way Australia thinks about Indonesia.
An academic article that asserted the benefits of colonialism caused an outcry and resulted in calls for its removal. A post-colonial expert explains why.
Privatisation talk in South Africa shows how state owned enterprises are being used as tools for enrichment by the connected and less as key elements of development.
The UK's biggest industry is poised to lose a big chunk of its (human) workers.
South Africa should look towards inclusive growth to push back the growing levels of poverty within the population.
We need to work out how to save capitalism from itself.
A deeper analysis of South Africa's joblessness reveals a scarier picture of large sections of the population suffering, especially the country's youth.
The sub-imperial formation called BRICS, which pretends to be a progressive global force could be divided by a series of crises.
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
South Africa's Public Protector, has been exposed as incompetent after trying to meddle with the constitutional mandate of the country's central bank.
South Africa needs to restore trust and effective bargaining mechanisms between key stakeholders to revive the ailing economy.
How do you prevent urban sprawl? Researchers look to a program in New Mexico for an answer.
South Africa's 14 point plan to achieve economic recovery lacks detail and vision of how the country is going to get itself out the prevailing economic crisis.