This issue of Development Dialogue is in its entirety devoted to different aspects of autonomous and innovative developments in Africa while also drawing on relevant experiences from other continents. It is divided into three sections: the first outlines and discusses alternative ways of providing development assistance by setting up politically autonomous development funds; the second section features two deeply thought-provoking contributions by Joseph Ki-Zerbo and Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba, renowned African historians, dealing with the state and the crisis in Africa and the impasse in which the continent will find itself unless it can escape ‘its present dependency, which is almost a perpetuation of the era of slavery’. The third section re-enforces the importance of the concept of ‘Education with Production’, developed and implemented in Southern Africa over the past 30 years and now attracting increasing public interest in the Republic of South Africa. This issue also pays tribute to the memory of Amir Jamal, who spent his life serving the people and the government of his country, Tanzania, and as an indefatigable negotiator for Africa and the South.
Autonomous Development Funds Which Way Africa? Education with Production in South Africa
Issue no.1995:2 (36) of Development Dialogue explores different aspects of autonomous and innovative developments in Africa while also drawing on relevant experiences from other continents.