Cape Chronicles V: Salani kakuhle! Till we meet again

Just three nights ago, I had the experience of being called out as a Ghanaian. As I made my way out of Rondebosch Mall to catch a taxi home in the evening, I briefly exchange “the nod” with two guys. Now, “the nod” is a greeting phenomenon that is often played out between ‘black’ people … Continue reading Cape Chronicles V: Salani kakuhle! Till we meet again

Cape Chronicles III: What will you tell your kids in the year 2066?

In 5o years’ time - i.e. the year 2066 - what do you say to your kids and grandchildren when they ask you: “Dad what were you doing in 2016 when the world seemed to have gone into free fall?", "What did you do when there were so many reports of poverty, violence and injustice … Continue reading Cape Chronicles III: What will you tell your kids in the year 2066?

Cape Chronicles I – Sarafina! and predeparture briefing

For the next 5 weeks I have the privilege of calling Cape Town my home. I am embarking on a research visit to the University of Cape Town and will be hosted by the African Centre for Cities. The aim of my research visit is to explore the planning issues associated with the use of tourism for … Continue reading Cape Chronicles I – Sarafina! and predeparture briefing

100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda: a research paper

I am please to announce the publication of a new research article that identifies 100 key questions to be considered in the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In March, 2015 I wrote a short blog post about a working paper that was published as part of a research project I was involved in … Continue reading 100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda: a research paper

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are dead! 100 key questions for the post-2015 development agenda

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be dead by the end of this year (2015). There are many ways to write the obituary of this global endeavour. Irrespective of how you write it, one thing remains true and that is, the MDGs were (over) ambitious but they brought global attention to a number of issues. There … Continue reading The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are dead! 100 key questions for the post-2015 development agenda