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A Contracorriente     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acciones e Investigaciones Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACME : An International Journal for Critical Geographies     Open Access  
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Politica Estica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 195)
Affirmations : of the modern     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Africa Institute Occasional Paper     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa Intelligence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 6)
Africa Review : Journal of the African Studies Association of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Africanus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Afrika Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afrique contemporaine : La revue de l'Afrique et du développement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agenda Política     Open Access  
Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agrarian South : Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Akademik Hassasiyetler     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademik Yaklaşımlar Dergisi     Open Access  
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Enterprise Institute     Free   (Followers: 2)
American Foreign Policy Interests: The Journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 353)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 302)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Anacronismo e Irrupción     Open Access  
Anais de Constitucionalismo, Transnacionalidade e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Analecta política     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access  
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio M – Balcaniensis et Carpathiensis     Open Access  
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Annuaire suisse de politique de développement     Open Access  
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 193)
Anuario Latinoamericano : Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Armed Conflict Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Asia-Pacific Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Asian Affairs: An American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of German and European Studies     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AUDEM : The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Aurora. Revista de Arte, Mídia e Política     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Australian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of European Studies     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of Political Science     Open Access  
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Beleid en Maatschappij     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BMC International Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bohemistyka     Open Access  
Brazilian Political Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brésil(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 204)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
British Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de Sciences politiques de l'ULg     Open Access  
Cambio 16     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambridge Review of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Çanakkale Araştırmaları Türk Yıllığı     Open Access  
Caucasus Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Central and Eastern European Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central Asian Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Central Banking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
China Review International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Journal of Global Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription  
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 206)
Comparative Politics (Russia)     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Comparative Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Complexity, Governance & Networks     Open Access  
Conferences on New Political Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Confines     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 384)
Conflicto Social     Open Access  
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conhecer : Debate entre o Público e o Privado     Open Access  
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
CosmoGov : Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan     Open Access  
CQ Researcher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Criterios     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Cuadernos de Coyuntura     Open Access  
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultura Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Debater a Europa     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Demokratie und Geschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 9)

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  • BRICS and Africa in perspective
    • Authors: Siphamandla Zondi
      Abstract: The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) platform has passed the ten-year mark. In the process, it has also managed to expand its presence beyond the five founding countries by reaching out to African, Euro-Asian, South-east Asian, South Asian and Latin American countries. This expansion began when South Africa hosted the BRICS summit in 2013, the first summit to take place on African soil. South Africa wisely invited a number of key African countries – representing various regions and types and sizes of economies – to an outreach meeting with BRICS leaders on the sidelines to discuss BRICS’ cooperation with Africa. This was used to firm up the process of making Africa’s interests a key part of the BRICS strategic agenda, which now includes Africa’s economic renewal, peace and security, social and human development. At both the 2013 and 2018 BRICS outreach to African countries, the leaders of African countries unanimously indicated that Africa was ready to become a key factor in the global economy, especially in relation to investment and trade that is meaningful for their peoples and the world.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • BRICS and regional industrialisation in Southern Africa - partner or
           spoiler' The case of China
    • Authors: David Monyae; Fritz Nganje
      Abstract: This paper argues that the evolution of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was marred by the fundamental question of the regional development. Since its inception, the SADC sought development by pursuing different models of industrialisation. The bold move by the SADC to launch an industrialisation strategy begged many questions. Among these lie the lessons the SADC could learn from China as a long-term strategic partner in the liberation struggle against colonialism and apartheid. However, the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), and particularly China, presents the region with a Janus-faced scenario; while it plays a positive role in constructing a win-win solution in matters of trade, peace and security in its interaction with the region, it also erodes the region’s infant sectors such as textiles. China’s attempts to consult new trading routes, through its famous One Belt One Road, represents a great opportunity for the SADC’s quest for regional integration, development, peace and security.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Exploring the political economy of water and food security nexus in BRICS
    • Authors: Victor Ogbonnaya Okorie; Thulisile Numisile Mphambukeli Samuel Olalere Amusan
      Abstract: Access to water and food remains critical to the survival and stability of any nation. Insecurity of food and unequal distribution of water rights are active drivers of instability and violent conflicts. These crises are no less evident in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Studies addressing the crises in BRICS are localised, making the articulation of water and food policy for BRICS as a body a necessity. This paper therefore undertakes a review of the political economy of the water and food security nexus in BRICS. In doing so, the paper identifies areas of cooperation and collaboration, such as virtual water importation and reduction of the water footprint, among BRICS. The paper also offers policy options in the context of the BRICS long-term strategy.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • South Africa and BRICS in a multipolar world - towards a diffusion of
           power and ideas'
    • Authors: Philani Mthembu
      Abstract: The following article outlines the various changes taking place at the global level, involving the role of both state and non-state actors. It argues that multipolarity will lead not only to a diffusion of material power, but also to a diffusion of ideas as Southern powers are increasingly called upon to contribute as norm entrepreneurs and problem solvers in the international development landscape. In order to position themselves to contribute not only in the realm of material power, but also in the realm of ideas, Southern powers will be tested to reconfigure themselves internally towards more inclusive decision making at home, which extends beyond state actors. In South Africa, the full operationalisation of structures such as the South African Council on International Relations (SACOIR) and the Association of Former Ambassadors could allow the country to contribute to inclusive foreign policy making at home, and towards inclusive decision making in various global governance institutions. It is argued that the operationalisation of these, or similar types of institutions has the potential to boost institutional memory within the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and to promote South Africa’s role as a norm entrepreneur and source of ideas for the various challenges confronting the global political and economic landscape. Institutions that reflect the ethos of SACOIR and the Association of Former Ambassadors are thus more likely to ensure greater coordination between the various diplomatic tracks and foster more buy in for the country’s engagements at the global level.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • South Africa’s image in Africa and the impact on its BRICS-Africa
    • Authors: Arina Muresan
      Abstract: It is important to use South Africa’s image through public diplomacy and nation branding as a litmus test in order to determine how its actions may impact on the message that it desires to communicate. South African leaders have said repeatedly that Africa is pivotal to its foreign policy and engagement in international relations; moreover, it is anticipated that South Africa’s positioning in Africa and Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) may provide the continent with a different angle to exercise agency. Therefore, this paper asks how South Africa may learn to use its desired image and credibility to remain a strategic role player in the BRICS-Africa geopolitical landscape. This is particularly important, as Brazil, Russia, India and China have illustrated through their interactions in Africa that they do not need South Africa to sustain successful partnerships in Africa.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The BRICS and the transformation of global governance - a decolonial
    • Authors: Siphamandla Zondi
      Abstract: What is the agenda of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) platform' And what is its potential for transforming global governance towards one that works for all, especially in the developing world' In response to these questions, this paper suggests that we place BRICS within the context of debates in the global South about global alternatives, including critical perspectives on globalisation, which is the context that shapes our perspective on global governance. The paper uses a decolonial analytic lens, which privileges historical continuity and structural-agency analysis, to identify key nodes of the South ideal for alternative globalisation to guide our analysis in response to the question: Does BRICS have the potential to contribute to transforming the system of global governance' After suggesting ways of understanding the problems of global governance and globalisation, the paper presents four critical steps towards a new global governance system that BRICS might consider in catalysing the global reforms expected.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The evolution of China’s engagement with Sudan in the context of
           BRICS - an Asantean view
    • Authors: Lebohang Tiego Legodi; Kgothatso Brucely Shai
      Abstract: This article seeks to discuss China’s engagement with Sudan from an Afrocentric perspective. It is noted that much of the literature on this research theme is underpinned by state-centric theories which are rooted within the Westernised standpoint. This situation has resulted in a partial understanding of China’s engagement with Sudan. The other weakness of the extant literature on the theme of this article is that China’s foreign policy towards Sudan is often [mis]interpreted and [mis]analysed due to the studies focusing on China-Africa relations instead of China’s relations with Sudan as a sovereign African state specifically. It is argued in this article that the Bandung Conference of 1955 served as a watershed moment for Asia- Africa relations and China has since then benefitted in its relations with Asia-African states. This was also the case with the establishment of the BRICS grouping in 2009. To this end, the two central questions grappled with in this article are: (1) To what extent have Sino- Sudanese agreements and protocols strengthened and tested the relations between the two states since 1959' (2) What are the implications of this for BRICS’ intent to build a new paradigm of relations with African countries' Relatedly, it is observed that the failure to understand the relations under review in their historical and continental context is one of the weaknesses of the Westernised accounts. As such, an alternative and nuanced account of the above is crucial because the current nature of Sino-Sudan relations can best be understood when located within a historical and continental context. Methodologically, this article largely depends on the cauldron of document and discourse analysis in its broadest form.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The role of China in the BRICS’ cooperation on development shaping a new
           and balanced world order'
    • Authors: Maxwell Zakhele Shamase
      Abstract: This paper interrogates the role of China in the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) cooperation on development with a focus on shaping a new and balanced world order within the theoretical framework of political realism and world system theory. The early twenty-first century has witnessed the growth in economic prowess and the political influence of emerging market nations in the global arena, building on the achievements in south-south solidarity and cooperation of the NAM and G77 and resulting in the emergence of the BRICS platform. In this, China’s role has been principal, giving practical meaning to the rise of the global South in a world system dominated by the global North. It is argued in this paper that China has intensified the coordination of economic, political and social agendas among developing countries broadly, and, in the process, it has stimulated increased trade, investment, foreign policy alignment and people-to-people solidarity. As BRICS call for the democratisation of the inter-state system and oppose Western and US dominance of global governance, China has put measures in place to give effect to this. The decline of Western and United States (US) economic power relative to Asian and other emerging countries lends substantial credibility and international legitimacy to the BRICS’ demands, and China is the epitome of this. Simultaneously, BRICS have retained varying measures of direct or indirect state control over markets, most notably in China. This paper asserts that against the backdrop of waning integration impulses in the developed world, the largest developing economies are forging ahead with new initiatives directed at revitalising regional integration. China, in particular, is building new development institutions such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and mega-regional projects, for example the ‘One Belt One Road (OBOR)’, as well as new economic alliances across the globe. It could be concluded that the South-South interaction epitomised by China-South African relations on both an economic and political level and by the BRICS grouping, demonstrates that there is a changing distribution of power at the international level.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • BRICS Opportunities for South African emergence in the reinsurance
           industry - challenges and prospects
    • Authors: Reggie Naidoo; Edwin Okey Chikata Ijeoma
      Abstract: Insurance and investment companies usually write out policies that cover potential losses for customers. In essence, reinsurance is the management of the risk of insurance companies and investment brokers. The notion of reinsurance has been lacking in both philosophy and methodologies. This article assesses the challenges of reinsurance in Africa in relation to South Africa, opportunities presented by the BRICS, an institutional model, and an impact assessment framework for creating both harmony and effectiveness in the reinsurance industry in South Africa. The risk management theory is utilised to give understanding to reinsurance globally. Data is collected by interview, a systematic literature review, and key word-in-search model for data collection. Data collected is analysed using a combination of theme analysis, triangulation and content analysis. Findings include poor performance in the reinsurance industry due to fragile market and ranking, challenges relating to the reimbursement of premium, financial vivacity of the reinsurance companies, limited underwriting capacity of reinsurers, and the lack of a framework. It recommends two frameworks for rejuvenating the reinsurance industry: South Africa’s institutional structure for reinsurance, and the impact and outcomes forum for an effective reinsurance industry for rapid development of the industry.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • An analysis of BRICS food policies, strategies and trade in achieving zero
           hunger - lessons for South Africa
    • Authors: Adrino Mazenda; Ajuruchukwu Obi Tyanai Masiya
      Abstract: This article examines the major food security policies and strategies pursued by the member countries of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) economic bloc against the backdrop of their food trade, with a specific focus on South Africa. The article builds on existing literature and draws from extensive document analysis covering food policy documents, food trade data, and a wide range of related development issues for the affected countries. The article concludes that BRICS food trade is being conducted in an environment that is characterised by significant policy differentials. It is revealed that South Africa exports more food than Russia, India and China despite severe constraints on the country’s food sector that makes it the most food-insecure country within the bloc, despite having the lowest population. It is clear that South Africa’s policies and strategies for addressing food insecurity are inadequate when compared to those of other BRICS member countries. On the other hand, other BRICS countries have implemented a range of successful policies such as crop diversification, contract farming, urban farming and agriculture mechanisation, the adoption of which would be highly beneficial to South Africa in its quest to improve its overall food security positioning within the BRICS family.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Rumours, Mongane Wally Serote
    • Authors: Frank Lekaba
      Abstract: Rumours is the title of Dr Mongane Serote’s intense and engaging book published in 2013. The book is divided into three parts and thirty-six chapters. In each part of the book, the author introduces new characters, the setting and a theme. The overriding theme of the book is centered on Keke, his life in the doldrums and the pursuit of reconciliation with his wife and the two children. In his astute poetic writing style, Dr Serote delves into the life of a veteran of the liberation struggle, the concerns about the sins of incumbency plaguing the ruling African National Congress (ANC), foreign and suspicious intelligence agents in some parts of the continent, and African customs, spirituality and tradition. All these issues unfold through and are episodes of Keke’s life.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • BRICS Administrative Law, Maxwell Zakhele Shamase
    • Authors: Mikatekiso Kubayi
      Abstract: The BRICS bloc of nations is effectively 10 years old and beginning its eleventh year. Unlike the European Union and other regional blocs, BRICS is composed of five states from varying regions of the globe, but mostly in the southern hemisphere – South America, Asia, Africa and Eurasia. Naturally, in view of its young age, not much research and publication on its reality has been done compared to similar but older blocs. This work under review attempts to contribute to accumulating efforts to remedy this by providing a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the legal and governance frameworks of the individual BRICS states: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This allows the consumer to identify spaces for participation with a good level of understanding of the country systems.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fanonist ‘Pitfalls’ in the Pan-African Movement since 1945
    • Authors: Ama Biney
      Abstract: The impediments to the creation of Pan-Africanism or African unity since Africa’s so-called independence from the 1960s onwards, are interrogated in this article, by drawing parallels with Fanon’s famous chapter, ‘The Pitfalls of National Consciousness’ in his The Wretched of the Earth. It is argued that a myriad of pitfalls continue to undermine the Pan-African Movement (PAM). Among them are: patriarchal attitudes; conflict over the question, ‘Who is an African'’; generational cleavages; xenophobia and ethnic conflict; neo-Garveyite vs neo-Marxist perspectives; criticisms of the African Union and the commitment of African governments to African unity; exclusion of ‘Afro-Latinos’; anti-LBGTI and cultural nationalist positions; whether Pan-Africanism as a concept has been supplanted in the last two decades by the terms Afrocentrism; Global Africans and African Renaissance. Ultimately, a precondition for forging Pan-Africanism is the political education of the African people – both on the continent and in the Diaspora, regarding the meaning of Pan-Africanism and an understanding of the African past.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • The relevance of Frantz Fanon in Post-1994 South Africa
    • Authors: Maanda L. Ndhlovu
      Abstract: This article concerns Fanonian ideas to understand the complex terrain of post-1994 South Africa and particularly the unfolding of political discourses. South Africa is trying to emerge from the history of apartheid, but this attempt is made difficult by the forces of subjection that continue to weigh down the African mind and spirit, even in the post-1994 era. The black body in general and the black condition in particular is a nightmare that Fanon could see coming in his post-colonial imagination. For instance, the liberation struggle that Nelson Mandela went to jail for 27 years is rewarded by the betrayal of the black majority who are living in hellish black conditions under the African National Congress (ANC) government. The prolonged uninterrupted existence of this condition is proof enough of the tragedy that characterises the ANC, and particularly its weak political imagination. The service delivery protests in relation to unemployment, the lack of housing, electricity, water, schools, roads, healthcare, and even toilets are a logical conclusion of this tragedy, as state political patronage, corruption and nepotism will not transform the national economy. It is for that matter that Fanon has been and continues to be a spectre that haunts post-1994 South Africa.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Child beggars and vendors on city streets in Sub-Saharan Africa visible,
           bold, and neglected'
    • Authors: Napoleon A. Bamfo
      Abstract: School-aged children selling on the street in sub-Saharan African cities is a popular pastime that supplants school. Parents and public officials believe that it is prudent to deny truancy is an existential problem. Parents feel absolved from the moral responsibility of ensuring their children attend school and governments feel disobliged to address truancy as a policy issue. Paradoxically, the cost of parents and governments doing nothing to address truancy could be much higher than the cost of addressing it. Children who quit school are exposed to multiple dangers, including crime, drugs, unintended pregnancy and illiteracy. Governments’ anti-poverty programmes and appeals to children to stay in school have not worked. This paper gives an intimate account of the life that child street sellers live. More importantly, the paper offers an antidote to truancy that policy experts seldom recommend – law enforcement. This paper proposes a broad-based strategy that addresses truancy by involving parents, community leaders, local chiefs and law enforcement officials, and uses random raids to disrupt street selling by children.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • The interplay between good governance and improved gender and
           socio-economic outcomes in selected African countries
    • Authors: Pinky Lalthapersad-Pillay
      Abstract: Good governance has been identified as a key component of improved development outcomes and human well-being. The aim of the paper is to determine whether a link exists between good governance and improved gender and socio-economic outcomes for girls and women in selected African countries. The study found that government effectiveness had statistically significant and positive effects for girls and women in respect of health, education, labour, market outcomes and political representation. However, government effectiveness had no influence on child marriage and the share of the population aged 15 upwards living with HIV, which is a concern as these are major challenges confronting young women on the African continent.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • An intersectional lens on the food- energy-water Nexus; on rural women’s
           livelihood vulnerability reflection from Ndwedwe- Cibane, KwaZulu-Natal
    • Authors: Fathima Ahmed; Jabulile Mzimela
      Abstract: Women and climate-change studies have neglected the resource-nexus and intersectionality perspectives. This study investigates the perceptions of climate vulnerability of rural women to food, energy and water (FEW) resources. The study assesses adaptation opportunities and constraints, using a marital lens. The methodology utilised focus group discussions (FGDs). Data collection and analysis employed participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques. The findings reveal both groups have high temperature but divergent rainfall perceptions evidenced by contradictions between perceptions and meteorological data. Vulnerability emerged as comparable between groups, obviating strong conclusions. Adaptation strategies indicate that single women are concerned with crops and married women with livestock. Financial barriers affect only single women. The study concludes that analysing women as a homogenous group is inadequate, and it recommends intersectionality for robust adaptation strategies.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Unpacking factors limiting and promoting black-owned SMMEs to participate
           actively within the tourism value Chain in South Africa
    • Authors: Maisa C. Adinolfi; Monique Jacobs Tembi M. Tichaawa
      Abstract: This study explored the experiences and perceptions of transformation within the tourism value chain in the South African context. Through a series of focus group discussions (FGDs) held with relevant stakeholders and small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), the paper reveals key factors related to promoting and prohibiting the active participation of blackowned SMMEs in the tourism value chain, including opportunities for collaboration with large enterprises; exposure to the industry; policies, procedures and the business practices of large enterprises; and government-related matters. The paper concludes that factors prohibiting the active participation of black-owned SMMEs in the tourism value chain far outweigh those that promote it. It is recommended that, if transformation is to occur in the tourism sector, more attention than in the past needs to be paid to the potential that black-owned SMMEs hold, through securing careful and committed collaboration between all stakeholders in the tourism value chain.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Terrorism in the Lake Chad region : the Nexus between land borders and
           expansion of Islamic fundamentalism in Northeast Nigeria
    • Authors: Jackson A. Aluede
      Abstract: The present article interrogates the nexus between geography, Islamic fundamentalism and borders, in an analysis of the terrorist activities of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region. The paper establishes that geography has influenced the history of the peoples in the borderlands since the pre-colonial period and continues to do so. Furthermore, it affirms that the spread of Islamic fundamentalism from North Africa, which is partly due to the geographical propinquity and the porous nature of the borders of the states that share a boundary with Nigeria, has contributed to the expansion of terrorism in the borderlands. The findings reveal that the precarious nature of the borders of states in the Lake Chad region enables the Boko Haram terrorist organisation to receive arms, ammunition and financial support from North Africa; and, likewise, to recruit, indoctrinate and train members in their various camps in the Lake Chad region. The paper, therefore, recommends that a national and sub-regional border initiative be put in place by states that comprise the Lake Chad region, so as to effectively police the borders and curtail attacks by Boko Haram. The paper employs primary and secondary sources to analyse and interpret the subject matter of the paper. It utilises transnational community theory to theorise and shed light on the cross-border dimension of human movement across borders. The paper also proffers some recommendations.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Migration and regional integration in West Africa A borderless ECOWAS,
           Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran
    • Authors: Prudence Nkomo
      Abstract: This book explores the relationship between migration and regional integration in West Africa. Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran uses the example of the Ejigbo-Yoruba, who migrate to Côte d’Ivoire in the Nigerian-Ivorian migratory corridor, to illustrate the contribution of informal migration to the realisation of a regionally integrated Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The book consists of eight chapters, in which this relationship is examined. The introduction operationalises the ideas and concepts used in the book through a glossary. The first chapter then asks the question, ‘Why a borderless ECOWAS'’ Adeniran attempts to answer this question by discussing French colonial policies in West Africa, and the way in which they favored immigrants from other countries in the region like Nigeria. The immigrants enjoyed all the benefits of citizenship, and Adeniran argues that this false ‘generosity’ was only used to recruit manpower for the cocoa and coffee plantations. Adeniran also paints a clear picture of the migration boom that occurred in post-independence Côte d’Ivoire. The boom occurred under President Felix Houphouet-Boigny’s rule, because his migration policies did not differ from those of the colonisers. According to Adeniran, it was during this period (1960-1990) that the migration of the Ejigbo-Yoruba people was cemented.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Indicators of multiple deprivations - a comparative analysis of wards in
           Limpopo, South Africa
    • Authors: Madimetja Human Mautjana; Godswill Makombe
      Abstract: This study aimed to assess and compare changes in poverty levels in the identified wards, using indicators of multiple deprivation. South Africa has grappled with the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality for more than two decades. The South African government has employed various poverty alleviation strategies in response to the structural causes of poverty, but it continues to exist. This paper presents a comparative analysis of the poverty situation reported in 2006 and in 2011, using indicators of multiple deprivation. It was found that very few households have moved out of poverty and that the majority are in districts where levels of poverty are high. Detailed knowledge of poverty locations will assist policy makers and implementers to allocate resources effectively by targeting areas in dire need. By using indicators of multiple deprivation, municipalities can rank and prioritise community needs, and therefore assist policy makers to design targeted programmes that could assist in alleviating poverty.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Multinational corporations as supplier of corruption in Africa
    • Authors: Douglas Kimemia
      Abstract: Corruption is a huge problem facing both developing and developed economies today. It is a complex issue that is made up of a vast array of determinants and effects that are often affected by the context of the country of operations. Corruption has an international dimension that cannot be overlooked, despite the fact that it occurs in a local context. For international corruption to succeed, it must be sustained by both the supply and demand of corrupt local practices. The main objective of this article is to bring to light the fact that multinational corporations (MNCs) have been supplying corruption to Africa, without critical examination, for many years. This study systematically lays out empirical and anecdotal evidence to show that MNCs export corruption from their countries of origin into Africa. This will support the hypothesis that MNCs are not, in fact, victims, but active participants that are motivated by profit to exploit weak institutions in Africa. These foreign countries offer shelter to MNCs that fail to pay taxes and act as enablers of corrupt behavior, despite accusing African countries of being the most corrupt. They allow undisclosed bank accounts that hold cash embezzled from Africa and other developing regions. This inaction, or ineffective approach on the part of developed countries challenges the moral legitimacy of these countries to lecture African countries on how to deal with corruption.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • State reconstruction in Madagascar; an opportune moment for participation
           of local voices and promotion of intra-Africa trade
    • Authors: Frank Lekaba
      Abstract: Madagascar experienced conflict in 2009 that had a negative impact on its economy and social conditions. The country is currently on a laudable path of reconstructing its state - politically and economically. Economically, the reconstruction provides an opportunity for the implementation of intra-Africa trade. Politically, the reconstruction provides a space for increased participation of local voices. This article is an analysis of the process of reconstructing the Madagascan state and the factors that contributed to the 2009 crisis. The people of Madagascar are mainly involved in agriculture, predominantly the production of rice. The demand for rice in African markets has been increasing steadily, owing to rapid urbanisation on the continent. Investment in the agricultural sector would directly benefit the Malagasy farmers at various levels and contribute exports to African markets. To this end, the article recommends that more emphasis be placed on the promotion of intra-Africa trade, specifically the trade between Madagascar and other countries on the continent, especially in terms of rice production and export. The reconstruction of the Madagascan state is viewed through the lens of a developmental state. The article argues for the increased participation of local voices in this process. In the conclusion, the article considers the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community as platforms through which to encourage and promote intra-Africa trade.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Achieving or failing' An interrogation of the status of Africa within
           the international system
    • Authors: Olusegun Paul Adesanya
      Abstract: There are contending opinions concerning the status of Africa within the international system. Given the existing reality of the complex security challenges that span economic, political, environmental, military and societal sectors, with which African states are grappling, the first narrative insists that the continent is ‘hopeless’. Instances of economic woes, previous and ongoing implosion of states on the continent, destruction of the ecosystem, ecological destruction and collapse of societal values substantiate the opinion that Africa represents misery. Pointing at Africans’ attempts at reworking their societies and reports of some achievements on the continent, the opposing consideration argues that Africa cannot be regarded as a miserable continent. While not grappling with extant narratives, the present study attempts to reconsider Africa’s standing in the international system, using critical theory and a post-structural approach. In doing this, it adopts both primary and secondary methods of data gathering.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Exploring local opportunities for improving rural incomes and job creation
           insight from an empirical study of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
    • Authors: Clarah Dapira; Zibongiwe Mpongwana
      Abstract: In the rural development discourse, there is a growing realisation that the persistence of rural under-development cannot be attributed to a lack of resources alone, but also to under-utilisation of locally available opportunities. Maximum utilisation of locally available resources is seen as having the potential to stimulate endogenous small enterprises that can improve the competitiveness of the local economy, and subsequently create rural wage employment. However, there has been a dearth of scientific studies that have scrutinised the rural economy, with the goal of identifying locally available resources or opportunities that can be used for employment creation in rural areas. This research was, therefore, essentially undertaken in an effort to close this gap. The overall goal of the study was to identify sources of rural income and locally available opportunities that can be used for job creation and income generation in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The sequentially explanatory mixed methods approach was used and 1 789 households participated in the study. Quantitative data were analysed using SPSS, while qualitative data were analysed using corroborative and complementary thematic analyses. Social grants emerged as the most important source of rural income. The research unearthed various resources that are currently under-utilized in the rural areas, but which have significant potential to create job opportunities and support income-generating activities. The study recommends further scientific research to determine the quality and quantity of some of the identified opportunities.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01T00:00:00Z
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