Month: December 2011

A bad year for bad guys

2011 was a year of extraordinary people-powered resistance, starting with the ‘Arab Spring’ and spreading across many parts of the world. How did this resistance

Making sense of ‘developmentspeak’

Macroprudential regulation is supposed to deal with two major issues: the procyclicality of the financial system, and systemic risk and moral hazard caused by systemically

How to Write About Africa

First appearing in 2005 in issue 92, Granta magazine published ‘The View from Africa’ – a collection of memoir and reportage that sought to challenge

Current and future costs: COP17

The cost for South Africa of hosting COP 17 will, it is estimated, amount to some 400 million rand (approx. €40 million).  The funds will

HIV & AIDS, 30 years on…

Today is World AIDS Day. It has been almost 30 years since HIV and AIDS was first recognised and diagnosed. HIV and AIDS has since