Tag Archives: Development economics

Gauteng premier Makhura partners with SAB to revitalise township economy. (Sunday World)

Gauteng premier David Makhura has entrusted the beer industry with the help to revitalise the province’s economy through investments in the townships. The alcohol industry value chain contributes about R75-billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product, and the beer category is a major contributor to economic activity in Gauteng. It is also crucial to tourism […]
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Reshaping African PhDs for development – UKAfrica, AfricaWatch

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Development research, Africa –     ” . . .  policy objectives of the National Development Plan and of the newly published White Paper for Post-School Education and Training. Many universities have responded with keenness and enthusiasm to the call to increase doctoral education. They have been introducing new […]
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Smart cities will help Africa leapfrog says Deloitte | IT News Africa- Africa’s Technology News Leader

Deloitte says due to increased access to connectivity and the associated predicted urbanisation, African cities wishing to uplift their populations into the GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Deloitte report – Smart cities, Africa “The Deloitte report states that African cities have the opportunity to start with the latest technology available, thereby immediately thrusting them […]
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The whole world wants South America’s farmland

As foreign investors snap up valuable acreage and secure their food supplies, countries like Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina limit access to their natural resources. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: farmland  –  emerging markets  “This scenario is playing out all over the world as global capital finds its way into poorer agricultural economies, snapping up […]
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