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Former golden child

South Africa: policy failure Africa’s most sophisticated economy faces global headwinds, but problematic governance compounds its challenges By Rob Jeffrey and Johannes Jordaan The South African...

Balancing act

Balancing act

China in Africa: Chinese FDI China aims to stimulate industrialisation on the continent, but will it pay off? By Ross Anthony China likes to position its engagement with Africa as that of one...

Reducing aid, upping trade

Reducing aid, upping trade

Asian investment into Africa totals billions, but the continent needs to focus less on commodities to keep the cash coming As Africa reduces its reliance on aid as its traditional source of finance,...

SA puts Africa last

SA puts Africa last

South African President Jacob Zuma and President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan at the AU Summit, June 2015 © Wikimedia Commons African leaders are increasingly sceptical about South Africa’s commitment to...