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Human Development and Poverty (273)

SAIIA Occasional Paper No 183, April 2014
SAIIA is pleased to announce that two new staff members have joined the Institute as part of a new project focusing on the links between heath and poverty in Southern Africa.
A fast-growing population and swift urbanisation rate is putting unprecedented pressure on Africa’s largest cities, most of them rundown by years of underinvestment and neglect. Housing an ever-increasing number of urban dwellers in this context has become a key challenge for most African governments.
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 88, April 2014
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 86, April 2014
Held in Paris each May to coincide with the annual OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, the OECD Forum is a major international stakeholder summit. In 2014, SAIIA is proud to be an official knowledge partner for the Forum.
SAIIA's East London Branch invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Mr. Gideon Sam, on “Twenty Years Later: The Development Needs of South Africa”.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 173, February 2014
The usual flurry of analyses has followed President Jacob Zuma’s annual state of the nation address. From a resource governance perspective, there are three things worth examining in further detail given the president’s off the cuff remarks during his address - to both the management of mines and the unions - that actions that damage the economy would not be tolerated.  
Recent years have witnessed the multiplication of energy-related events, policies and initiatives in South Africa. On the eve of the 6th Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) which takes place in Sandton, Johannesburg from 18 to 20 February 2014, this self-proclaimed ‘highest profile energy event’ on the continent seeks to bring together global and national energy stakeholders, government officials and business delegations to debate critical emerging issues for the sector.
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 83, February 2014
SAIIA's Governance of Africa's Resources Programme (GARP) cordially invites you to the Indaba Roundtable on Resolving labour tensions in African mining on 3 February 2014 in Cape Town.
South Africans appear to have become accustomed to perpetual strike action, especially in the mining industry. It is an unhealthy sign of succumbing to the status quo, having relinquished faith that a solution is in fact possible.
SAIIA and Wits University Press cordially invite you to a discussion with Professor Adam Habib, noted political scientist and Vice Chancellor and Principal of Wits University.  He will speak about South Africa's foreign policy in relation to the National Development Plan and in the context of his recently published book, South Africa's Suspended Revolution: Hopes & Prospects.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 153, September 2013
Mozambique is in a period of rapid transition. Since the end of civil war in 1992 sound governance, infrastructure investments and support from the donor community have helped to boost commerce and tourism. However, it is the recent discovery of significant reserves of gas and coal which has contributed most to Mozambique’s position as one of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world from 2001–10.
SAIIA Report No 13, August 2013 Download - English (1.63 MB) Governance of Africa's Resources ProgrammeMozambique is in a period of rapid transition. Since the end of civil war in 1992 sound governance, infrastructure investments and support from the donor community have helped to boost commerce and tourism. However, it is the recent discovery of significant reserves of gas and coal which has contributed most to Mozambique’s position as one of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world from 2001–10. Notwithstanding the high levels of investment and exceptional growth rates, the majority of Mozambicans remain highly dependent on natural ecosystems to…
The implementation of South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 is crucial. Without narrowing the huge gap between rich and poor, South Africa’s stability will be at risk as structural unemployment and inequality, already among the highest in the world, become a toxic mixture that could undo progress in Africa’s largest economy.
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 73, September 2013
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 151, August 2013
SAIIA Policy Briefing 70, August 2013
Marikana has elicited a voluminous spectrum of analyses. The most insightful have pointed to the need for deep structural reforms, including innovative means of addressing the persistent challenges of migrant labour. Few, however, have drawn parallels between Marikana and the central problem of violence in South African society more broadly.
South Africa’s gold mining industry is in a perilous condition. In the second quarter of this year alone, the gold price plummeted $220 (R2 153) an ounce, partly in the wake of US economic recovery, which has reduced the demand for gold as a secure store of value.
Strategic bilateral trade relations and job creation topped the agenda at the 6th South Africa - European Union summit in Pretoria on 18 July 2013. The summit noted that over the last 10 years, EU investors accounted for three quarters of foreign direct investment and the block remained South Africa's biggest trading partner.
South Africa hosts the 6th South Africa (SA)- European Union (EU) Summit on 18 July 2013, symbolically, on former President Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday. At the end of the apartheid period, the Mandela administration began to negotiate the terms of the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA), and signed with the EU in 1999. This freed up trade between SA and the EU region with a planned phase-in over 12 years.