African problems

WHERE IS ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE LOCATED? HINT: NOT IN AFRICA

African theory, Intellectual swag

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[caption id="attachment_2236" align="alignnone" width="718"] Source: http://geography.oii.ox.ac.uk/[/caption] Thompson Reuters’ Web of Knowledge has mapped the above to show the geographic location of academic content. 9,500 journals were mapped from the Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports in order to show the number of journals published from each country and the impact factor /number of citations within a journal. Where is Africa? On the African continent, South Africa leads in terms of…

BOOK REVIEW: AND FOR ALL THESE REASONS … I’M IN: ESSENTIAL ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Intellectual swag, What are we reading?

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They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will show up. As I ponder on the next chapter of my life in an entrepreneurial space…rather as I shake in my boots thinking of creating a brand new business this book was timely. The book is filled with hand advice from South Africa’s Dragons Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, Polo Leteka, Vinny Lingham, and Vusi Thembekwayo. Gil Oved gifted me this…

FORDSBURG FIGHTER: THE JOURNEY OF AN MK VOLUNTEER: An explosive book launch

What are we reading?

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Mandla Langa set up the conversation with Amin Cajee at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park. The book discusses a heavy topic that Cajee penned in order to tell his story to his grandchildren and he wanted to give them a copy of the book each but it is a book that is now in the public space. It is a controversial story that questions MK leadership and their overly controlling…

Kopano “Kalvyn” More Change Is Changing: Write Your Own Story or Some Idiot Will [Part 1 of 3]

What are we reading?

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    This book by Kopano “Kalvyn” More has a very catchy title, Change Is Changing: Write Your Own Story or Some Idiot Will.  It introduced me to the concept of citizenship principle - a concept that I will delve into in Series 3 of this conversation. The book is dedicated to the youth of South Africa and Africa with a foreword by the Princess of Africa Mme Yvonne Chaka Chaka.…

AN ANSWER (?) TO DEVELOPING AFRICAN THEORY – GROUNDED THEORY

African theory, Intellectual swag

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin In February 2016, with my first blog post my aim was to encourage the development of African theory to advance African thought. At that point I was a few weeks into the PhD Programme. Now a few months in and under the inspiration of my qualitative research lecturers David and Paul, I would like to proffer a HOW to do this as a follow up…

WE OWE IT TO AFRICA TO DEVELOP AFRICAN THEORY

Intellectual swag

If we, as Africans, do not tell our stories, no one will tell them, or worse, someone else will tell them on our behalf. We owe it to ourselves to develop African theory and to practice solving African problems. In order for us to solve our problems, we have to explore and turn our problems apart, find associated theory then apply it to our niggly situations. When that happens there…