Against the advice of allied parties, trade unions, business leaders, investors, and various political leaders, President Jacob Zuma “reshuffled” the South African cabinet on March 30, firing several ministers and deputy ministers without consulting other members of the executive. Zuma ostensibly made the changes to improve efficiency and to bring more women into the National […]

With the rapid rise of garment and textile manufacturing in many Asian countries, namely China and India, Africa has found itself losing the battle for Western markets. Textiles and garment industries in most African countries have been dwindling drastically since the early 2000s. In response, the African Development Bank (AFDB) plans to revitalize these industries […]

South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are in a state of crisis. Communications, transport, mail, water, and electricity delivery are interspersed with crippling labor strikes and breakdowns in aging infrastructure. The state of SOEs in South Africa is a spectacle of incompetence, mismanagement, malfeasance, and ruin. Unless the government employs competent business leaders and technocrats to […]

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