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Profile of African Innovators Continues to Rise

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY A mix of developments is proving that African innovators no longer need to see themselves as lone operators working in isolation. Awareness of the continent’s talent has never been higher and is grabbing attention from the world’s media. In turn, more and more resources are being […]

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Turning African Youth on to Technology

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  An African NGO believes the Internet is the single biggest key to rapid development in Africa – and it is working to connect youth, women and rural populations to the web, and in turn, switch them on to the vast resources stored across the world’s Internet […]

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Ring Tones and Mobile Phone Downloads are Generating Income for Local Musicians in Africa

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  African musicians hoping to support themselves through their recordings have always had to contend with the added burden of poor copyright control over their work. While musicians in the West are supported by a highly regulated regime of copyright protection – ensuring some to become the […]

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Taxis Promote African Music Beats

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  South Africa’s township music is pounding its way into the global music charts. How has music made in the impoverished townships that are a hangover from decades of apartheid – the country’s former racial separation laws, which trapped millions of black South Africans in disenfranchisement and […]