Book: “South Africa’s Agrarian question”

South Africa’s Agrarian Question, by Hubert Cochet, Ward Anseeuw and Sandrine Fréguin-Gresh, to be published by HSRC Press this month: Based on an in-depth analysis of several contrasting agricultural regions, this book aims to assess South Africa’s ongoing agrarian reform and the country’s agrarian dynamics. The conclusion is without doubt: Continue Reading

“The Lily Mine sinkhole is a metaphor for entire country” Business Day 26.02.2016

“PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address did not leave room for much optimism. The president recognised the structural problems affecting the South African economy, as well as the global instabilities that are compounding the domestic malaise. Our country could do much more — for instance, within the Group Continue Reading

‘Colonial legacy of mining pioneers poses a dilemma for South Africans’, The Conversation, 25.01.2016

'Colonial legacy of mining pioneers poses a dilemma for South Africans', The Conversation, 25.01.2016

In an article for The Conversation, GovInn Senior Researcher Prince Mashele discusses the linkages of the colonial exploitation of mineral resources and the changes it brought to South Africa, both for infrastructure and divided race relations. The Randlords left behind them a big dilemma: contemporary South Africa is not sure whether to thank them Continue Reading

Transformation demands universities rethink their role, Business Day, 27.10.2015

In his latest piece, Lorenzo Fioramonti, GovInn director, provides further insight into the recent student movements that have taken place at universities across the country over the past year, highlighting the structural challenges that continue to underlie many of these institutions. “THE student protests mushrooming across SA in recent weeks Continue Reading

Growth without wellbeing brings no lasting progress, Business Day 06.10.2015

Growth without wellbeing brings no lasting progress

by Lorenzo Fioramonti THE world economic outlook is pretty grim. Not only have we not come out of the 2008 crisis, but the deceleration of the Chinese “powerhouse” is now threatening to sink the global economy into a prolonged double-dip recession that may last for decades. The Chinese debacle, just Continue Reading