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12th July 2017 The majority of financially unviable municipalities are in rural areas and depend significantly on grants to fulfil their mandate. The government’s... →
11th July 2017 Unemployment rates in South Africa remain stubbornly high, and rural areas are the worst affected. In response to the persistent and structural... →
11th July 2017 Provincial rural development mandates straddle many concurrent functions, but how each sphere perceives its role is not always clear. Provinces in... →
11th July 2017 Public entities – state-owned companies (SOCs) and development finance institutes (DFIs) – play an instrumental role in implementing developmental... →
11th July 2017 South Africa’s land reform programme has not reached its policy objectives for various reasons; among these are the failure by government to... →
10th July 2017 Despite programmes aimed at fast-tracking land reform and radically restructuring the country’s agrarian economy, South Africa’s rural areas are... →
10th July 2017 Rural areas are demographically, economically and politically important, being home to 38% of South Africa’s population. Although government has... →
10th July 2017 Assets like power plants can become “stranded” by unanticipated or premature write-downs, devaluation or conversion to liabilities. This will... →
10th July 2017 This Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) working paper explores the effectiveness of governance for the 'water-energy-food nexus'. It... →