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by Ann Crotty, Times Live in 2014
Total government spending in South Africa is higher than the average for middle-income countries and more than half of that money is devoted to social spending. According to a recent World Bank report, "Fiscal policy and redistribution in an unequal society", this spending makes the difference...
by Anthony Black, Beatrice Conradie, Hein Gerwel in 2014
In developing countries, agricultural growth is generally employment intensive and pro-poor but this sector in South Africa has been subject to a drastic decline in tariffs, pricing, infrastructure and other forms of support. This has not been compensated for by alternative measures such as...
by Ian Scoones, Zimbabweland in 2014
The rebound of tobacco production in Zimbabwe is striking. From a low in the mid-2000s of only around 48 million kgs, the last season produced 216 million kgs, almost hitting the levels of historical peak production 236 million kgs. Last season recorded exports of some US$450m, with Belgium and...
by 702 in 2014
Xolani Gwala later spoke to Professor at the University of the Western Cape, Professor Ben Cousins who agreed with Ndlovu’s admission that EFF landgrabs cannot be ignored or dismissed as an isolated event making reference also to the “Abahlali Basemjondolo” movement in Durban. Cousins said that...
by Future Agricultures in 2014
Video and slides from an event in London on 24 September are now available. The day presented new research from Future Agricultures on how agricultural policy in Sub-Saharan Africa is shaped, in the light of changing patterns of growth and investment agendas from within Africa and beyond. This...

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