Thousands demand an end to xenophobic violence in South Africa recently. (Photo/Kim Ludbrook/EPA)

Survey Shows 70% Of South Africans Feel Immigrants Pose A Threat To The Country, And That Fuels Xenophobia

Remarkably, the most frequently mentioned non-threat explanation for kind of hate crime was envy of the success or ingenuity of foreigners.

Launch of AfCFTA signing in Kigali (Photo/UNECA/Flickr).

It’s World’s Largest Such Deal In 23 Years: Africa’s Free Trade Area Could Have 1.7 Billion People Spending $6.7 Trillion By 2030

Diverse African economies such as South Africa and Egypt, are likely to be the drivers of the free trade area, and are likely to benefit from it the most.

Fishing boats in Hout Bay, South Africa. In most of Africa, in the decades to come the boats will not sail as there will be hardly any fish to catch. (Photo/Andrew Ashton/Flickr).

How Climate Change Might Hit African Fisheries: Catches Could Fall By Record 60% In Parts Of The Continent

In East Africa, ocean warming has already destroyed parts of the coral reef where certain species live, and reduced fish stocks. In parts of West Africa rising sea levels have resulted in the flooding of coastal zones.

In a country with 55 million people, 34 million are going without some of the basic necessities, like housing, transport, food, heating and proper clothing. (Photo/Willem van Valkenburg/Flickr).

South Africa Sees Startling Rise In Poverty: In Last 5 Years 3 Million More People Have Fallen Through The Cracks

The decline in living standards has occurred despite the extension of social grants to two million more recipients in the past five years.

Working in a factory in Asmara, Eritrea: Many professional activities based on the quality of the performance cannot, by their own nature, become more productive. (Photo/ Flickr/ Andrea Moroni)

Rethinking The Nature Of Work: Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs, But Here’s A Way Out

The economy is nothing else than a system of social relations. If productivity undermines those relations, the economy itself crumbles, even when profits (at least for someone) may go up.