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Etosha National Park (20 – 22 May 2014)

I arrived at Windhoek Airport at night on the 19th. It was already pitch dark outside. All the money changers at the airport had stopped work for the day and they made it crystal clear that they were not going to entertain any request. 1,765 more words


On the Shores of Lake Malawi

There was a truckload of sacks clumsily piled next to the passport control office. One had split open, exposing its contents: a silvery mass of fish. 485 more words


Venture Capitalism and Modern Day Southern Africa

Zimbabwe currently finds itself in a situation where new solutions are needed not only in government but also in the private sector, individuals that can offer them will be in a position to reap handsome rewards, likewise people willing to invest in those entrepreneurs and solutions also stand to earn handsome economic rents. 871 more words

Private Equity Investment

The slave trade: Alive, kicking, and in a country very near you | Daily Maverick, 18 November 2014

Slavery is not dead. The worldwide abolition merely drove it underground, and as a result it is generally underreported and poorly understood. But what we do know is that it’s a thriving business.

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Adventures In Freelance

New project to examine potential farm to landscape impact and adoption of forage technologies in Tanzania

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has just approved a small grant to the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) for a project entitled the ‘potential farm to landscape impact and adoption of forage technologies in smallholder dairy production systems in Tanzania.’ The project will start in January 2015 and run for two years. 555 more words


Discovering a New Continent

Cape Town (14 – 19 May 2014)

Having so much free time earlier this year made me terribly restless. Why not go see more of the world instead of moping around at home? 3,122 more words


People seldom realize how big Africa is

It tends to irk me when people think that England IS the UK, or when people talk of Europe as one country with one currency. The EU alone has 28 countries and over 500 million inhabitants. 405 more words

Southern Africa