Development in Africa is on firm footing: what’s the next level?

Mills Soko, University of Cape Town The end of 2016 provides an opportunity to take stock of Africa’s recent economic performance and future prospects. It’s been a tumultuous year for some African countries largely due to a commodities crisis and a global economic slowdown. Yet there were still pockets of good growth which displayed the …

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South Africa needs a professional civil service

Mills Soko, University of Cape Town Endless factional battles, suspensions, resignations, golden handshakes, graft, cronyism. These are symptoms not only of institutional dysfunction but also of a failing public service in South Africa today. This state of affairs is a far cry from the post-1994 democratic transition which brought with it expectations of significant improvements …

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