Johannesburg’s night sky with its most densely-populated suburb of Hillbrow in the foreground.
Accra and Johannesburg have some way to go before making it onto anyone's top 20. Both cities have a desperate gap between rich and poor but inequality is not a uniquely African problem.
The face and character of protests in South Africa seems to be changing.
Protests in South Africa have largely been confined to black working class townships and informal settlements. Is this beginning to change?
South Africa’s cabinet reshuffle saw Malusi Gigaba become finance minister and Sifiso Buthelezi his deputy.
A captured South African Treasury is bad news for the country's poor but the view that the capture is a natural enemy of the market economy is a myth.
Apartheid spy Craig Williamson (far right).
Notorious apartheid spy Craig Williamson's sole interest was in reproducing what he regarded as his birthright – wealth and racial privilege.
Economists need to focus on the role white privilege plays in modern, growing economies.
Traditional economists cannot quantify or measure the effect of white male privilege in facilitating business dealings or obtaining employment in emerging market economies.
What has been lost in stating the case for South Africa's credit rating is a tangible plan for strengthening governance and regulation of its state owned enterprises.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma looks on as his new cabinet members are sworn in.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
Malusi Gigaba has been appointed as South Africa’s finance minister.
South Africa's energy sector is perhaps at its most fluid and unpredictable stage it has ever been in.
The sacking of South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has created uncertainty about the future of the country’s finances.
The removal of South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, is the greatest threat to public finances experienced in the post 1994 era.
South Africa’s economy was built on strong mining activity which has declined in recent years.
The economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa's governing party, the ANC, fails to be radical.
US President Donald Trump has gained notoriety for his social media posts.
US President Donald Trump often owns the conversation on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. But why use the same tactics we're criticising him for? And what would be an appropriate response?
South Africa’s government is trying to approach student funding differently.
The ministerial task team's report presents a jaundiced view of an important organisation that's opened the doors of higher education to many who would otherwise have been closed out.
Uber has caused waves across the globe and is facing some challenges.
Global ride sharing app Uber, is experiencing different development trajectories in its two major African markets, Kenya and South Africa.
South Africans waiting in line to register for social grants.
South Africa's social grant scandal seems to back up highly regarded views on public governance that Public Private Partnerships aren’t naturally efficient.
Several initiatives have been launched to foster a sporting culture more conducive to the involvement of women in South Africa, including new laws. But evidence shows much still needs to be done.
In an attempt to plug a growing deficit, South Africa is increasing wealth taxes.
In his 2017/18 budget speech, South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan opted to focus on taxing high income earners to find desperately needed money.
President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan is standing firm against any political pressure.
South Africa's Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, downplayed the topic of energy in his budget speech. There is good that can be taken from this.
Airports Company of South Africa, a majority state owned enterprise, is set to be hit by a regulatory own-goal that puts further pressure on the country's credit rating.
An aerial picture of a section of the Hagadera camp in the Dadaab complex near the Kenya-Somalia border.
A Kenyan court has ruled that the government's closure of Dadaab refugee camp is unconstitutional. This will affect the future of the refugees currently in the camp.
Students march at South Africa’s Stellenbosch University in 2015. They were seeking a legal right to be taught in English rather than Afrikaans.
Next year South Africa’s Stellenbosch University will celebrate its centenary. A recent conference to discuss the anniversary has reminded everyone present that knowledge is a fickle mistress.