Mobile money transfers have been a great asset. But the rise of online betting could threaten its contribution.
South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, needs to quickly address key challenges to restart the economy.
Trapped in low growth trajectory, South Africa needs to boost small business development.
A new study reveals the challenges faced by people living with disabilities who want to open their own businesses.
A massive rural on-grid electrification programme in Rwanda has delivered considerable benefits. But is it the most sensible way to deliver power to remote areas?
South Africa's 2018 budget does not go far enough. Perhaps finance minister, Malusi Gigaba was caught up in the euphoria of the widely welcomed state of the nation address by Cyril Ramaphosa.
The speech was delivered with panache and confidence. It had style, declaring to the nation and the world that he, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in charge.
Politicians assume that voters cannot face the financial truth. To democracy experts this is just wrong. Involving voters results in better budgets as shows history from ancient Greece.
GDP has many flaws. We need a better way to measure economic progress.
Population growth for growth’s sake (as a proxy for economic growth), without consideration for the demands this creates might actually compromise Tasmania's economy.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
Zimbabwe's new administration has promised to revive the country's agricultural sector. Here's what it needs to do.
A new land administration system that responds to changed ownership patterns of Zimbabwe's agricultural land is needed if the country is to harness its farming potential.
The unresolved compensation of Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers needs to be settled quickly, as it stands in the way of economic recovery.
Developing country governments need to give attention to the risks associated with new technologies and develop context-specific responses.
Brought to its knees by the recklessness of the Zuma presidency, the South African economy needs a new deal. The ANC's new leader Cyril Ramaphosa needs to act quickly if he's going to make his mark.
South Africa will be well advised to start preparing itself for an International Monetary Fund programme as the country faces a deepening economic crisis.
Young people are taking to bins to protest food waste.
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.