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Editorial 2008 (2)

There can be no peace without development. This powerful statement, once made by Cuban ex-President Fidel Castro to a conference of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, has been echoed so widely that it has become almost trite. Yet it continues to capture one of the most central challenges that the African continent, including South Africa, faces. And all the long-standing questions remain: what exactly does “development” entail? Development of what, according to whom? And what are we prepared to concede in order to achieve our developmental goals?

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