The collapse of local government in small towns is beginning to affect investment in farming, and the ability of agribusinesses to operate.
The pandemic has heightened existing weaknesses in South Africa's skills training regime.
Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
Kenya needs to address spending inefficiencies to attain the goals outlined in the budget.
Governments must ensure that transport infrastructure is developed with the ability to cope with current and future climatic shifts.
It's time African governments supported the development of online platforms designed to support local people in the informal sector.
Addressing inefficiencies in Ghana's electricity sector will reduce the need to price in distribution losses
African governments risk repeating mistakes of the 20th century with damaging consequences for poverty, food security and economic development.
The inefficient vaccine allocation rules currently in place must be replaced by new cooperative institutional structures and more concrete steps by the Group of Twenty (G20) countries.
Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa's most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter's operations.
When it comes to food safety solutions, models which enforce bans and regulations don't fit.
Vishnu Padayachee’s contribution to economics in South Africa is unmatched.
Rethinking capitalism requires that the primary focus should be on the distribution of economic power as the potential leading causal factor driving inequality.
Nigeria must address illegal fishing, which depletes the country's fish stocks, undermines livelihoods and pushes people into poverty.
Kenya faces the dilemma of an ageing workforce. The problem can be addressed by developing a strategic workforce plan for employees.
The development strategy based on foreign investment in natural resources projects has not delivered economic growth or security. What's needed is an inclusive vision based on local realities.
The task now is to turn the reactive response to the health and economic emergencies into a proactive set of policies and actions.
The African Continental Free Trade Area is the largest in the world. The World Bank sees it as a means of lifting 30 million people out of extreme poverty. But will it?
Within already economically perilous border areas, informal cross border trade is even more vulnerable during a pandemic.
The state capture inquiry shows that South Africa's parliament needs to urgently end the uncertainty about whether or not shadow directors are governed by the Companies Act.
Women have been affected by the pandemic more than men in many ways. Policies should reflect this.
The Lamu port is part of an ambitious transport corridor with the aim of integrating marginalised northern Kenya into the Kenyan economy and the nation.
It's time to shift focus away from bitcoin and to pay more attention to other blockchain projects promising to make real contributions to the world.
Small and medium-sized businesses play an important role in economic growth and development but are hamstrung by their lack of adequate resources to market their goods and services.
Two social impact bonds that have concluded in South Africa showed that they got innovation going where it was desperately needed.