Author: Nkopane Mathibeli

The Complexities Of Integrating Southern Africa

The Complexities Of Integrating Southern Africa

Should we be seriously concerned about this so called economic integration of Southern Africa; if so, why; what exactly does it entail; when is it expected to be complete; how much ground has the process covered thus far and why? Answers to these questions particularly the last one, will shed light on the complexities of integrating Southern Africa – if they do exist. To begin with, the economic i... »

Africa & The Thing Called Development

Africa & The Thing Called Development

It is arguably the only ideal to which the world has dedicated the bulk of its resources, a fact which by itself is enough to get an African like me wondering, why so much fuss about that whose promise continue to evade the bulk of my people? There is nothing truer because the fruits of development have still not trickled down to the poor. On the contrary, the latter get poorer because more of the... »

Who Determines The Development Agenda In Africa?

Who Determines The Development Agenda In Africa?

The answer naturally ought to be Africans but unfortunately that is not always the case. My central argument is that the political process in Africa and therefore the African development process has been hijacked by what has been termed the Transnational Capitalist Class (TCC). As a prelude, I will provide an overview of the TCC, nature of African politics and round up by using two African countri... »