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Economic and Development Problems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nicholas Spaull. A little bit about me… Nicholas Spaull I’m a Christian I love to Travel Studied at UKZN / SUN / UCT Economics by profession (PhD...) Education by passion Office: Schumann 202 [email protected]

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Economic and Development Problems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nicholas Spaull


A little bit about me…

  • Nicholas Spaull

  • I’m a Christian

  • I love to Travel

  • Studiedat UKZN / SUN / UCT

  • Economicsby profession (PhD...)

  • Educationby passion

  • Office: Schumann 202

  • [email protected]

  • NicSpaull

  • nicspaull.wordpress.com


Admin

Course information

3 American credits; 6 ECTS credits

Venue: Schumann 208

Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00

Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00

Thursday 10:00 – 11:00

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Evaluation

Attendance & map quiz: 5%

Summary/Comment: 5%

Assignment: 10%

Reviews:40%

Essay: 40%

There will be no exam.

**The above is subject to change

 No lectures from 29 Feb – 8 March (Week 4.5 and Week 5)


What I want to accomplish in this course

The aim of this course is to get you to think critically about some of the major developmental issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa today.

Some caveats:

  • This is not a typical course

  • I am only a graduate student, not the Oracle at Delphi

    But…

  • It will be interesting!

  • You will learn how to think and you will learn about Africa

  • More specifically…


Economic and Development Problems in South Africa and AfricaSession 4 – Understanding Foreign Aid


Case study approach


Economic and Development Problems in South Africa and AfricaSession 10 – Education in SA?


Economic and Development Problems in South Africa and AfricaSession 8 – Poverty and Inequality in SA


Economic and Development Problems in South Africa and AfricaSession 12AIDS


What do I expect from you??

  • To think!!!!

  • To learn!

    More specifically…

  • Attendance!

  • 4 Appraisals

  • One essay

  • One group assignment

  • {no exam}

    My marking philosophy…

    (9-10) inspired, (7-8) clever and interesting, (5-6) meets expectations, (3-4) below expectations, and (0-2) needs serious improvement.


Essay?

  • Research  Draft  Discuss/consult Final


Instructional method?

  • Lectures

  • Readings

  • Podcasts (interviews and videos)

  • Case studies (x3)

  • Class discussion (!)


Fastest growing cities

(Total growth, 2010-15, %)

  • Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire 43.8

  • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso38.5

  • Lilongwe, Malawi28.9

  • Blantyre, Malawi28.8

  • Abuja, Nigeria28.4

  • Huambo, Angola26.1

  • Luanda, Angola26.0

Lowest GDP per head ($, 2008)

  • Burundi 140

  • Congo-Kinshasa 180

  • Liberia220

  • Guinea-Bisau270

  • Malawi290

  • Somalia300

  • Zimbabwe310

  • Ethiopia320

  • Eritrea340

  • Sierra Leone350

Trivia

  • Longest river?

  • Biggest desert?

  • Top 8 countries most economically dependent on agriculture (all African)

  • Least literate, most AIDS deaths


Questions to consider...

  • Course resources – DVD + blog (?)

  • Current affairs in SA – stay up to date by reading a local newspaper and watching the news

  • Academic writing – Referencing is compulsory.

  • Email addresses…


Questions ???


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