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by The Economist in 2012
Ms Esther Duflo, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology known for her data-driven analysis of poverty, recently argued that the effects of some anti-poverty programmes go beyond the direct impact of the resources they provide. These programmes also make it possible for the very...
by Oxfam International in 2012
A first essential step has been made, but there's still a long road ahead before peoples' rights to land, fisheries and forests are fully recognized and respected. Civil Society Organizations actively involved in the negotiations on the guidelines believe that they represent significant progress...
by Sipho Hlongwane in 2012
It has been perceived as static and unbending by missionaries, African intellectuals and even the courts, What was so was so and that was that, usually to the detriment of women. But the High Court recently made a ruling that interpreted customary law as a living, dynamic law that protected the...
by NAMPA in 2012
Founding President Dr Sam Nujoma says white landowners have been largely responsible for the government's failure to acquire farms through the willing-buyer, willing-seller policy. This has left many Namibians landless, more than 22 years after independence. Speaking to Nampa in an exclusive...
by Khulekani Magubane, Business Day in 2012
SOCIAL grants paid by the state are helping retailers in township shopping centres weather tough economic conditions. Shopping centres in small and medium-sized towns in rural areas are becoming more formalised, providing growth opportunities for retailers, franchisees and independent store owners...

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