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Issue 21 - May 2011

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Issue 21's contents

POVERTY, DEVELOPMENT AND DONOR ISSUES
  • Colloquium on Law and Poverty
  • Implications of complexity theory for development: Extracts from a blog post
ECONOMIC ISSUES
  • World Economic Forum on Africa
  • Poverty fight should inspire the move to Free Trade Agreement
  • Mozambique: Economic growth and subsidised food for the urban poor
  • The financing of city services in Southern Africa - A cause for concern
  • South Africa unlikely to enforce local procurement for Wal-Mart
POLITICAL ISSUES
  • Local elections good for the deepening of democracy
  • Angolan police put down anti-poverty protests - change on the way for Angola?
  • Meanwhile tension mounts over escalating Botswana protests
  • The ANC has began using its majority muscle in the South African national assembly to push the controversial ‘secrecy bill’ through parliament
SOCIAL ISSUES
  • Lack of work experience leave graduates unemployed
  • South Africa’s economy is in dire need of highly skilled workers
  • 17 million children in Southern Africa are orphans
  • Poorer countries better at looking after children
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
  • ‘If we work together as a region, the balance of our endowments looks a little different.’
  • Africa must start identifying Climate Fund projects
TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
  • Participatory mapping project in Congo nominated for Buckminster Fuller prize
  • New pharmaceutical research centre at University of Cape Town to take Africa forward
  • Space science in South Africa to contribute to urban and rural planning, and economic development
  • In Africa, the potential for Apps goes far beyond games, entertainment and publishing

 

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