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10 things to watch in Africa in 2016 by Africa Research Institute
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10 things to watch in Africa in 2016

Rising debt, the ever-growing prominence of social media and a battle for the soul of the ANC are just some of the things Jamie Hitchen and Nick Branson are expecting to see in Africa in the year ahead.
Why Africa's Booming Cities Need More Autonomy in Urban Planning City Lab Sam Sturgis
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CityLab, 3 March 2015

CityLab's Sam Sturgis examines the "complex and exciting" urban planning projects being developed in Africa. The piece cites Africa Research Institute's 2013 Counterpoint, "Who Will Plan Africa's Cities?".
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Participation, with a little more bite by Edgar Pieterse

Edgar Pieterse argues that recasting participation as a genuine force of social transformation requires a frank assessment of power relations in cities across Africa and the world.
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In Conversation with Susan Parnell

Ahead of the launch event for “Africa’s Urban Revolution”, a new volume from Zed Books, we sat down with the book’s co-editor Susan Parnell to discuss the state of the Africa’s cities.
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Africa in Transition, 30 May 2013

ARI’s publication “Waiting for the green revolution: Land reform in South Africa” cited by Africa in Transition’s piece “South Africa Land Reform: A Conundrum”
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On centenary of the Natives’ Land Act think-tank argues that land reform and the rural economy in South Africa need radical reshaping

As South Africa marks the centenary of the 1913 Natives’ Land Act, which effectively excluded the black population from ownership of some 90% of land, Africa Research Institute (ARI) examines the record and prospects of the land reform programme. In its latest Briefing Note...