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Hauling Humans a tricky business for trans-border truckers by Sean Christie

Posted 26 January 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | No Comments

Reading List Gastrow, P (Ed) 2003, “Penetrating State and Business”, Organised Crime in Southern Africa Volume 1. Nasmbia ISS Monograph 68 <http://www.iss.co.za/pubs/Monographs/No86/Chap2.htm> Duddy, JM 2010, “More weaner ‘smuggling’” The Nambian. 7 October <http://www.namibian.com.na/index.php?id=28&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=73306&no_cache=1> Sasman, C 2010, “No Namibian Meat Smuggled’” All Africa, 29 June <http://allafrica.com/stories/201006290740.html> “Allegations of Smuggling Anger Meat Board,”  2010, All Africa, 29 […]

Migration Business Is Good Business by Jean-Christophe Servant

Posted 16 January 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | No Comments

Article brief The Business of Migration A number of theories why migrants embark on their journeys. The most popular explanations include abject poverty, civil wars, unemployment and lack of opportunity in their countries of origin. Migration theorists have found a correlation between the level of economic development and patterns of population mobility in a country. […]

Letter from Accra: Sankõfa in Rhode Island by Manu Herbstein

Posted 14 January 2011 | By | Categories: trade routes | No Comments

Writer’s Brief Letter from Accra: Sankõfa in Rhode Island Sñ wo werñ fi na wosankõfa a, yenkyi. “My younger son Kwamena was at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA from 1996 to 2000, when he graduated with degrees in Economics and Computer Science. He benefited from a financial aid package that was at that time […]

The Guilt Tax Guidelines For Individual Taxpayers – 2008 by Karen Press

Posted 21 December 2010 | By | Categories: trade routes | No Comments

Writer’s brief What do white people owe? “Apart from the hurt that it causes to those who suffered, the denial by so many white South Africans even that they benefited from apartheid is a crippling, self-inflicted blow to their capacity to enjoy and appropriate the fruits of change. But mercifully there have been glorious exceptions. […]

Somali Pirate Business Model

Posted 14 December 2010 | By | Categories: trade routes | 1 Comment

See updated brief: Somali Global Business Models In March 2010 a group of investigators dispatched by the Security Council to Somalia released an exhaustive, 100 plus page report on arms trafficking, aid diversion, and other criminal activities in Somalia. Much of the press around the report  focused on allegations that World Food Program aid had […]

The story of a South African Firm by Jean and John L. Comaroff

Posted 14 December 2010 | By | Categories: trade routes | 1 Comment

Article Brief The Royal Bafokeng Nation The Bafokeng community numbers roughly 300 000 people (About 160 000 live in an area some 150 km North West of Johannesburg, South Africa, with the balance scattered primarily throughout South Africa) who have chosen to retained their “cultural identity” and traditional leadership structures and are led by a […]

The nomad’s way of doing business

Posted 14 December 2010 | By | Categories: trade routes | 2 Comments

See updated brief: Somali Global Business Models A guide to Somali commerce Somali traders remain at the center of the so-called xenophobic violence in South Africa. Locals often accuse these traders of “stealing business” – but what’s the real key to their economic success. We explore the intricacies of the tightly-knit ethno-economic networks that characterise […]

Nollywood Economics

Posted 12 December 2010 | By | Categories: trade routes | 1 Comment

Nollywood is most often lauded for its inventive strategies, critiqued for its radical aesthetics, praised its ability to transcend pop and traditional cultural divides – its real innovation however is economic. How has an industry infamous for piracy and shoe-string budgets managed to thrive? How to account for an industry built on unaccountability? We investigate […]

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