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  1. Economic and Development Problems in Sub-Saharan Africa Nicholas Spaull

  2. 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 • NicholasSpaull@gmail.com • NicSpaull • nicspaull.wordpress.com

  3. 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 ___________________________ 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)

  4. 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…

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

  6. Case study approach

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

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

  9. Economic and Development Problems in South Africa and AfricaSession 12AIDS

  10. 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.

  11. Essay? • Research  Draft  Discuss/consult Final

  12. Instructional method? • Lectures • Readings • Podcasts (interviews and videos) • Case studies (x3) • Class discussion (!)

  13. Fastest growing cities (Total growth, 2010-15, %) • Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire 43.8 • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 38.5 • Lilongwe, Malawi 28.9 • Blantyre, Malawi 28.8 • Abuja, Nigeria 28.4 • Huambo, Angola 26.1 • Luanda, Angola 26.0 Lowest GDP per head ($, 2008) • Burundi 140 • Congo-Kinshasa 180 • Liberia 220 • Guinea-Bisau 270 • Malawi 290 • Somalia 300 • Zimbabwe310 • Ethiopia 320 • Eritrea 340 • Sierra Leone 350 Trivia • Longest river? • Biggest desert? • Top 8 countries most economically dependent on agriculture (all African) • Least literate, most AIDS deaths

  14. 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…

  15. Questions ???