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Maboneng represents one strand of the type of urban development that's advocated for by the proponents of 'global cities'. (Photo/ Flickr/ SA Tourism)

Taking Over, One Craft Beer And Wood-Fired Pizza At A Time: Gentrifying Inner-City Johannesburg Pushes Out Poor Residents

A city is considered ‘global’ if it has skyscrapers, cafes and malls that adhere to western notions of modernity and development. That doesn’t have to be the case


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Inequality In Africa: Southern Africa’s ‘Enclave Economies’ Most Unequal

In Namibia and South Africa, the richest 10% are responsible for more than half (50%+) of total consumption in the economy – a huge gap by any standards. It’s a legacy of how capitalism was introduced into the region


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Classroom in Somalia, at the Hawa Abdi Centre for Internally Displaced Somalis. (UN Photo/Tobin Jones)

‘Penalised’ In Primary, Privileged In University: East Africa Education Spending

The inequity in resource allocation is clearer when you consider that it is just a tiny minority of people who make it to higher levels of education in the first place.