A sunshade to help southern Africa cope with climate change?

Mike Muller, University of the Witwatersrand This article is a foundation essay. These are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society. Climate change is a global problem. But local actions are needed to reduce its impact. Specifically, southern African countries must consider what they can do to protect …

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Book Review: ‘A History of South Africa’ by Leonard Thompson

This review first appeared in Volume 1, Number 1, of terra nova (Summer [North] Winter [South] 1991). Is Past Really Prologue? South Africa’s New Era Richard E. Sincere, Jr. A History of South Africa by Leonard Thompson. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990), 288 pp., illustrated, $29.95 cloth. The apartheid era of South African history has …

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Focus on Private Sector: New tech shouldn’t mean no jobs

By Maha Rafi Atal The development anthropologist James Ferguson published a new book last week: Give a Man a Fish. [1] Drawing on research conducted across southern Africa, Ferguson argues the world has entered a new economic era in which many people, including able-bodied, working-age people, may not find paid work for large stretches of …

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Capsule Review: ‘Effective Sanctions on South Africa: The Cutting Edge of Economic Intervention’ edited by George W. Shepherd

This capsule review first appeared in Volume 1, Number 1 of terra nova (Summer [North] Winter [South] 1991). Effective Sanctions on South Africa: The Cutting Edge of Economic Intervention, edited by George W. Shepherd, Jr. (Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, March 1991). 160 pages, $39.95 cloth, $14.95 paper. The editor of this volume contends that, unlike …

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Book Review: ‘The Mind of South Africa’ by Allister Sparks

(This book review appeared first in the New York City Tribune on Thursday, August 2, 1990.) BOOKS / RICHARD SINCERE Author’s Sweeping Work Opens Gate To Understanding South Africa The Mind of South Africa, by Allister Sparks, Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95, 424 pp. The fallout from Nelson Mandela’s triumphal tour of nine North American cities …

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