Entrepreneurs & Local Government: Planning Policies In South Africa’s Major Metros


 Will we see a change to urban planning, making it easier for acquire land and develop, especially in formerly marginalized communities? By far the biggest economic lever cities have on policy is their complete authority over urban planning, which includes physical land developments and all the rules, such as zoning laws, that go with it. […]

District Creation In Ghana: A Political Expedience Or Poverty Alleviation Mechanism?


 By Victor Osei Kwadwo & Emmanuel Buadi Mensah   Ghana’s decentralisation with respect to the creation of districts as a tool for strengthening democracy, fostering local development and subsequent poverty reduction (Republic of Ghana, 1992; 1993) is marred by nothing more than political convenience (Ayee, 2013). There is scant evidence that service delivery and poverty indicators […]

CDE’s Ann Bernstein Speaks On Growth, Jobs, And The Future Of Democracy In South Africa


 Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise, Ann Bernstein deliberates on South Africa’s economic development while drawing recommendations from the Growth Agenda series of reports on how to get South Africa back on track. For 20 years, the Centre for Development and Enterprise has been gathering evidence, consulting widely and generating constructive policy […]

Apply To Attend The 2016 South African Freedom Convention In South Africa


 African Students For Liberty (ASFL), in partnership with the Free Market Foundation (FMF) is hosting an annual liberal conference. The Southern African Freedom Convention (SAFREECON) is an annual event where you will hear from top speakers in the freedom movement, network with other pro-liberty students, possibly discover countless opportunities for jobs, internships, conferences and seminars, […]

Full IMANI Francophone 2015-2016 Annual Report


 IMANI Francophone was launched with the support of the Open Society Initiatives for West Africa (OSIWA) in June 2014 and currently operates in five West African countries – Togo, Benin, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina-Faso with at least one research assistant working on each country. Since its official launch in June 2014, IMANI Francophone has […]

Applications Now Open For 2016 African Students For Liberty West African Regional Conference


 African Students For Liberty is proud to present the second ASFL West African Regional Conference at the Ibadan Business School, Ibadan, Nigeria. Join ASFL from Friday, the 7th of October through Saturday, the 8th of October for a weekend of inspiring lectures, insightful knowledge, and endless networking with pro-liberty students and young professionals from around the world. […]

How South Africa Can Root Out Apartheid Spatial Designs – CDE Report


 South Africa has some of the most modern cities in Africa. In many respects, the cities — Johannesburg, Cape Town, eThekwini, Nelson Mandela Bay, Mangaung, Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Buffalo City — share characteristics with other world cities: sophisticated social and economic infrastructure and concentrations of economic activity. They are also characterised by considerable inward population […]

INENG Report: Victory For Entrepreneurs On The Expropriation Bill Is Still Possible


  The Expropriation Bill has been referred back to Parliament after President Jacob Zuma heeded calls to revisit the proposed legislation. The President is investing the process followed to adopt the Bill. This includes whether or not Parliament failed to facilitate sufficient consultation with the public, prior to the adoption of the Bill. Ineng entrepreneurs have […]

IMANI 2016 Election Alert: Can Ghana’s Politicians Reduce Inequality in Pre-tertiary Education in Ghana?

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 Inequality is evident in many spheres of life and the education sector is not an exception. Inequality can occur at any level of education and can affect the access that children have to education, as well as the quality of education they receive. Whether inequality affects quality or access, it puts children at a disadvantage.  […]