Farmer-led irrigation comes in many different shapes and forms.
The green revolution: small-scale, informal irrigation is expanding in Zimbabwe and small scale farmers are leading the way.
The beneficiation of diamonds has brought great benefits to Botswana.
New analysis indicates that a strict beneficiation policy might not lead to optimal developmental outcomes.
The collapse of VBS Mutual Bank in South Africa shows that corruption is endemic.
Much deeper social forces underlie the struggles within the governing ANC and society over the shape of the economy.
South African performers from the Mzansi Ballet.
Government support for the arts, culture and heritage is important even in tough economic conditions.
An artist’s impression of the failed Modderfontein smart city in Johannesburg.
What a failed megacity project in Johannesburg says about similar ambitious ideas across the continent.
Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (second left) and Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta (second right).
The legacy of colonialism's unfinished business has now migrated to the Indian Ocean.
Over 90% of South Africa’s electricity comes from coal-fired power stations.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
Impact investments focus on projects with social or environmental value.
There's a lot of evidence to suggest South Africa should grow its impact investment market.
South Africa has one of the worst rates of youth unemployment in the world.
Guaranteeing unemployed South Africans a job at the minimum wage would have a range of positive outcomes for the economy.
Mali one of the world’s poorest countries would take about 31 years to eradicate poverty.
Countries with effective governments have reduced income poverty by almost twice the speed.
Saving for retirement is crucial, but people think about this in different ways.
Evidence suggests that black South Africans can and do save money -- just not for retirement.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni preparing to deliver the budget.
South Africa's latest budget was a necessary stop-gap after the ravages of the past decade. But it didn't have ideas that addressed the needs of poor people.
Keeping South Africa’s lights on will come at a cost.
Eskom, South Africa's power utility will be unbundled and receive financial support from national treasury. These are the next steps.
Access to affordable medical treatment can save lives.
The global cancer burden especially in developing countries is exacerbated by the high cost of treatment.
South African Finance MInister Tito Mboweni delivering the 2019 budget speech in parliament.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a budget that tried to balance serving the public interest, while maintaining the stability of public finances.
Millions of people in Kenya still face poverty. But there's hope.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa putting final touches to his state of the nation address in which he took a hard stance on corruption.
Corruption has, over the past decade and a half, become one of South Africans' biggest concerns.
Before democracy South Africa's mining sector prioritised profits over the people and environment. Not much has changed.
A new law will promote transparency in the funding of political parties in South Africa.
Countries that regulate political party funding do so to preserve their sovereignty and integrity of domestic politics.
Salty and fatty foods are driving up obesity.
At the turn of the century, the greatest threats were posed by infectious diseases today, the biggest threats are posed by lifestyle diseases.