Why Nations Fail?

A couple of years ago I read a book called Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by economist Daron Acemoglu and political scientist James A. Robinson, in which the authors set themselves the ambitious task of answering the question why some states seem to remain locked in poverty and under development while other nations prosper.Read more

Prisoners of Fate?

Our team recently got together to watch a documentary called 7 Up in South Africa, the first in a series of documentaries which follow the personal lives of South African children from various walks of life born in the apartheid era.Read more

On Community: Local, National and Continental

I was born in Mthatha, raised in East London and Johannesburg, and have attended university in Cape Town for the past 5 years. I am Xhosa, black, Anglican, South African, African and human. I have had some education at places called Beachonhurst Primary School,Read more