Richard Jurgens
Richard Jurgens is a former editor of GGA’s flagship publication, Africa in Fact, and has been appointed as editor of GGA’s forthcoming peer-reviewed academic journal, The Africa Governance Papers. He spent 10 years in exile with the ANC in Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as the Netherlands. He has worked in mainstream media, alternative media, the corporate world and for NGOs internationally and in South Africa. A published author with a memoir, a novel and several books of poetry to his name, he has a BA (Hons) in philosophy and is currently completing a Research Master’s degree in public policy studies at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Governance.
Africa’s women in full flight

Africa’s women in full flight

African women are world leaders when it comes to taking top jobs in the aviation industry In December 2017, a Boeing 777 made African history when it flew five hours from Addis Ababa to Lagos, Nigeria with an all-female crew. Captain Amsale Gualu piloted the plane, with the help of women cabin crew, check-in attendants, […]

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Old traditions, new labels

Old traditions, new labels

There has been something of a cultural revolution around Africa as designers return to their roots In October last year, renowned British fashion designer Stella McCartney launched her Spring 2018 collection at Paris Fashion Week. Her (mostly) white models sashayed...

Richard Jurgens
Richard Jurgens is a former editor of GGA’s flagship publication, Africa in Fact, and has been appointed as editor of GGA’s forthcoming peer-reviewed academic journal, The Africa Governance Papers. He spent 10 years in exile with the ANC in Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as the Netherlands. He has worked in mainstream media, alternative media, the corporate world and for NGOs internationally and in South Africa. A published author with a memoir, a novel and several books of poetry to his name, he has a BA (Hons) in philosophy and is currently completing a Research Master’s degree in public policy studies at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Governance.
The path out of poverty

The path out of poverty

SDG 1: poverty Africa will be home to 87% of the world’s poorest people by 2030, but that shocking figure hides the real progress made by some countries By Richard Jurgens, Susan Russell and Charmain Naidoo In 2004, the former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev told...

Africa’s women in full flight

Africa’s women in full flight

African women are world leaders when it comes to taking top jobs in the aviation industry In December 2017, a Boeing 777 made African history when it flew five hours from Addis Ababa to Lagos, Nigeria with an all-female crew. Captain Amsale Gualu piloted the plane,...

Old traditions, new labels

Old traditions, new labels

There has been something of a cultural revolution around Africa as designers return to their roots In October last year, renowned British fashion designer Stella McCartney launched her Spring 2018 collection at Paris Fashion Week. Her (mostly) white models sashayed...