Unchecked, rising inequality is one of the most important risks to the sustainability of African growth. Africa is in much better shape than it was 30 years ago. Growth has risen, poverty has been reduced, violent conflicts are less prevalent, and democracy and other forms of accountability are found in many more countries.
It was a cold and rainy day at UCT, but nothing was going to dampen the enthusiasm of the group of inaugural graduates from the UCT Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP) who had gathered for a celebratory lunch after their graduation ceremony.
An ambitious programme, designed to build a global community of leaders dedicated to changing policy, practice and public dialogue around inequalities, has been announced by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), The Atlantic Philanthropies and the University of Cape Town.
Nkrumah and other African leaders saw African Economic Integration as a long – term goal for African states. Although many steps have already been taken towards this objective, there have also been a number of challenges.