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Making Africa Work | Current Affairs & Issues

Greg Mills


Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big challenges over the next generation. It will double its population to two billion by 2045. By then more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected through mobile devices.

Properly harnessed and planned for, these are positive forces for change. Without economic growth and jobs, they could prove a political and social catastrophe. Old systems of patronage and muddling through will no longer work. 

Making Africa Work is a practical account of how to ensure growth beyond commodities, and to create jobs. It’s a handbook for dynamic leadership inside and outside the continent. 


‘I wish I had this handbook when I was president of Malawi.’ Joyce Banda

‘At last, a book on “How” rather than “What” to do to improve the fortunes of Africa’s people. Leaders should read it, and learn.’ Mmusi Maimane, Democratic Alliance leader

‘By understanding the intersection of people, policy, cities and states, Making Africa Work is the go-to-guide to informed choices for a better Africa.’ Mondli Makhanya, City Press editor

‘Beyond the hype and clichés, a blueprint to a prosperous Africa.’ Donald Kaberuka, ex-president, African Development Bank

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Making Africa Work | Current Affairs & Issues

Author: Greg Mills
Category: Current Affairs & Issues
ISBN: 9780624080275
Date Released: 20 April 2017
Price (incl. VAT): R 280.00
Format: Soft cover, 240pp

About this author

Greg Mills

Greg Mills, previously Director of the SA Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), heads the Brenthurst Foundation. He is the author of a number of books and...