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Introductory Remarks at a workshop held to launch the Mbizana Municipality Local Governance Report Dr Alain Tschudin – Executive Director, Good Governance Africa Esteemed dignitaries, special guests, participants and colleagues, On behalf of the team at GGA, and our collaborators at the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, I would like to extend […]
Efficient and effective governance at the local level is key to promoting a stable democracy, enabling economic growth and sustaining community development. Mindful of the special place that Mbizana holds in South Africa, positively as the birthplace of Oliver Reginald Tambo (ORT) and less so, given its last-placed ranking on […]
The latest edition of our journal Africa in Fact is now available in our store. The following podcast is an audio extract from Issue 43 on Africa’s informal economies.
Zimbabwe’s economy has seen a drastic collapse since 2000. Once a fairly highly industrialised country, Zimbabwe is now a vast informal economy after the collapse of its once-thriving manufacturing and agricultural sectors. Industry is operating at 30% of its capacity. Since 2011, more than 6,000 companies have closed shop, rendering […]
On any corner in Nairobi on any given day, the future of African commerce can be seen in action.From the most basic of feature phones, right up to sophisticated smartphones, M-Pesa, a mobile money service, has revolutionised how people pay each other money and do their daily financial transactions. Since […]
African governments and their formal business sectors often hold up the informal sector as the nemesis of formalised growth and organised development, but for a many citizens of the continent informality is a lifeboat in increasingly challenging economic seas. Join us for a panel discussion and workshop.
The fundamental purpose of taxation is to generate revenue effectively, efficiently and fairly to finance public services. Nigeria’s governance challenges find expression in its weak tax administrative structures, regulations and enforcement procedures. This book, Mainstreaming Good Governance into Nigerian Tax Reform, shines the light on the key governance blockages in […]
This is a very wide-ranging Bill that aims to cater for most of the land in the former homelands as well as land transferred to African communities since 1994. It is a potentially flexible piece of legislation that attempts to open up a number of different scenarios for tenure on […]
Introduction What can South Africa learn from other African countries in respect of upgrading or updating systems of customary or communal land tenure? At present the land rights of millions of South Africans who hold their land in the former homelands, in informal settlements and on transferred land are uncertain. […]
When the democratically elected government took power in 1994, led by the ANC, three central elements of land policy were announced: land restitution, land redistribution, and tenure reform. We focus on two of these issues – land tenure and the programme of land restitution. Tenure At present the land rights […]