A female farmer in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: Hansm/Wikimedia
Although often complicated by vested interests, decentralisation should be a two-way process between national government and local authorities
View taken on October 4, 2016 in Jwaneng, shows the Jwaneng mine of Debswana, the world’s leading producer of diamonds by value in Botswana. / AFP PHOTO / MONIRUL BHUIYAN
Good governance structures, not the natural-resource ownership model, are key to ensuring successful social and economic outcomes in several sub-Saharan countries
African governments and their formal business sectors often hold up the informal sector as the nemesis of formalised growth and organised development – yet for many citizens on the continent (and elsewhere), informality is a lifeboat in increasingly challenging economic seas. This edition of Africa in Fact explores this phenomenon, which is more complex than it might seem.
Tunnelling miners, Democratic Republic of Congo. Image supplied
Governments need to implement the Africa Mining Vision, not honour it in the breach