Southern Africa’s big supermarket chains keep out small suppliers

Reena das Nair, University of Johannesburg –This article is part of a series of studies titled “barriers to entry”, specifically looking at the expansion of regional supermarket chains in southern Africa. The article draws from studies that look at the spread of supermarkets in the region and how the market power of large firms in …

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Helping Botswana’s teachers manage multiculturalism

Annah Anikie Molosiwa, University of Botswana On paper, Botswana is a multilingual state with at least 25 languages spoken within its cities, towns and villages. In reality, Setswana dominates. It is the national language, spoken by the vast majority of the population as either a mother tongue or second language. Setswana is the medium of …

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Donald Trump & Africa News Headlines – 18 November 2016

A compilation of news headlines from around the globe related to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration’s policy toward Africa south of the Sahara. Another sign that sub-Saharan Africa isn’t on Donald Trump’s radar Source: Quartz Trump effect on Africa Source: CNBC Africa Can Trump dump Africa? Source: How We Made It in …

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Donald Trump & Africa News Headlines – 15 November 2016

A compilation of news headlines published between November 8 and November 15 related to the election of Donald Trump and U.S. policy toward Africa. Quick Thoughts on President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa Source: An Africanist Perspective Donald Trump and Sub-Saharan Africa: What Will Change With New U.S. President-Elect? Source: Newsweek …

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African universities need strategic alliances

By Sam Otieno [KASANE, BOTSWANA] A well-coordinated partnership among African universities and research institutions is crucial for building institutional capacities for socio-economic development, a meeting has heard. The 10th general assembly of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), which was held in Botswana last month (21-22 June) in partnership with the Botswana Institute for Technology …

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