The so-called township economy is a potential gold mine and could generate prosperity and jobs from within. Thuletho Zwane investigates how communities could be the solution Continue reading The gold mine on the corner: How to grow a township business
Thuletho Zwane First published City Press The black middle class more than doubled in size from 2.2 million in 1993 to 5.4 million in 2008. But does it produce a better educated and trained workforce and factors that are essential ingredients for economic development and growth? Teboho Maluleka* ‘s alarm clock rings every morning at 6am; and at 3am when he is on deadline. This … Continue reading South Africa’s black middle class more than doubled but the struggle continues
There has been some criticism of the current REIPP procurement programme most of which is centered around the lack of black participation and the full cost of transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables Continue reading Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme: who benefits?
Former president of Ghana, John Dramadi Mahama: There has been three industrial revolutions [in the world]. Africa has missed a lot. Continue reading African countries want to accelerate the 4th industrial revolution, what about the first three?
African countries have come to realise that the answer to unemployment is no longer foreign direct investments (FDIs) or large industrial projects but SMMEs Continue reading Youth unemployment, industrialisation and jobs of the future
The correlation between human capital investments and economic are strong. The core of South Korea’s industrial policy success was the focus on health and education. Continue reading Africa cannot industrialise without a strong focus on education
If we are going to change Africa, we must first change the rural areas. Continue reading Rural community development central to Africa’s industrialisation
There is no reason for Africa to be a net food importing region, spending $35 billion annually on food imports. Continue reading Agriculture will create jobs for youth in Africa
Mathe says he worries he will end up like his friends who have tertiary qualifications but have fallen into the trap of “nothingness”. Continue reading Young graduates fear falling into trap of ‘nothingness’
From 1957 to 1972, Kopa’s two-roomed house in Sharpeville was the meeting place for the Sharptown Swingsters. The band rehearsed every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after work and sometimes until dawn. Continue reading Shebeens’ dreams go up in smoke