Wilson Johwa
Wilson Johwa researched the applicability of the South East Asian developmental state model to South Africa as part of his MA at the University of the Witwatersrand, to answer his life-long curiosity as to why some countries achieve economic growth while others never do. Zimbabwe-born, he is currently news editor (digital) at Business Day, South Africa’s influential daily newspaper.
Selfish luxury, selfish greed

Selfish luxury, selfish greed

Despite presiding over one of Africa’s richest countries, Equatorial Guinea president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogois the very model of an African dictator Wilson Johwa Equatorial Guinea’s president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been in power since 1979, and is turning 75 this year. He is Africa’s, and the world’s longest- serving president. Yet few of […]

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South Africa lagging behind the Asian Tigers

South Africa lagging behind the Asian Tigers

While South Africa is a developmental state on paper, it’s not keeping pace with Asian nations’ successes When Jacob Zuma assumed power in 2009 he promised to work on turning South Africa into a “developmental state”, a phrase that littered many of his speeches. This...

Wilson Johwa
Wilson Johwa researched the applicability of the South East Asian developmental state model to South Africa as part of his MA at the University of the Witwatersrand, to answer his life-long curiosity as to why some countries achieve economic growth while others never do. Zimbabwe-born, he is currently news editor (digital) at Business Day, South Africa’s influential daily newspaper.
The argument for appropriate decentralisation

The argument for appropriate decentralisation

Although often complicated by vested interests, decentralisation should be a two-way process between national government and local authorities In rural KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa’s most populous province, women still cannot get allocated land under their own...

Selfish luxury, selfish greed

Selfish luxury, selfish greed

Despite presiding over one of Africa’s richest countries, Equatorial Guinea president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogois the very model of an African dictator Wilson Johwa Equatorial Guinea’s president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been in power since 1979, and is...

South Africa lagging behind the Asian Tigers

South Africa lagging behind the Asian Tigers

While South Africa is a developmental state on paper, it’s not keeping pace with Asian nations’ successes When Jacob Zuma assumed power in 2009 he promised to work on turning South Africa into a “developmental state”, a phrase that littered many of his speeches. This...