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Ross Harvey

Ross Harvey

Senior Researcher in Natural Resource Governance (Africa), South African Institute of International Affairs
Currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at the University of Cape Town. Completed an MPhil in Public Policy in 2009. Lectured in political economy at the University of Cape Town from 2010 to 2011. Worked as a parliamentary researcher in 2012. Joined the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in 2013.
Work predominantly on the governance of natural resources, especially the extractive industries, but also on the illegal wildlife trade. I want to see ordinary Africans benefit from our resource wealth, rather than it being a fuel for deepening authoritarianism or further excluding the marginalised.

Published 5 peer-reviewed academic journal articles since 2014, in addition to many SAIIA publications that can be accessed at http://www.saiia.org.za/expertise/ross-harvey

Oil in Global Economy Series

Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola

Feb 20, 2021 12:42 pm UTC| Politics

In countries with weak governance institutions, natural resource wealth tends to be a curse instead of a blessing. Where citizens are relatively powerless to hold ruling elites to account, resource wealth undermines...

Technology is useful, but drones alone won't save Africa's elephants

Feb 19, 2019 17:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Technology has made a tremendous difference in the world, in areas as diverse as health and education, and pretty much everything in between. But is technology the weapon that will ultimately eradicate animal poaching...

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Economy

Bud Light Seltzer releasing eggnog flavored drink for the holidays

Bud Light Seltzer announced the return of its Ugly Sweater Limited Edition Variety Pack, and this year, it will be offering new holiday-inspired flavors. Four new tastes are set to hit the grocery store shelves soon. As...

Chipotle is taking this popular item off its menu list soon and here’s why

Chipotle is said to be removing one of its popular menu items from its store outlets soon. It was reported that its smoked brisket would be disappearing earlier as planned and it is for an unlikely reason. According to...

HT Aero introduces flying car with plans for rollout in 2024

HT Aero unveiled its flying car, and it may be released to the market soon. The company is an affiliate of Xpeng, a Chinese electric vehicle maker, and the futuristic vehicle may be hitting the air space and roads in three...

Michael Jordan's 1984 Nike sells for almost $1.5M to break record at Sotheby's

A pair of 1984 Nike Air Ships of Michael Jordan sold for $1.472 million at Sothebys to set a record for sneakers at the auction. The said shoes, Jordans earliest known regular season game-worn Nikes, were the first...

Politics

Nancy Pelosi says Congress is close to reaching a deal regarding social spending plan

Congressional Democrats are still in the midst of negotiations over the final bill that would tackle social infrastructure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has revealed that Congress is close to reaching an agreement regarding...

Mike Pence reportedly planning a presidential bid in 2024 elections

It has been highly speculated that former vice president Mike Pence may be planning a 2024 presidential bid which may see him go up against his former boss Donald Trump. A report revealed that Pence may be running for...

World War 3: Expert says UK should be concerned about growing tensions between China and US

China and the US have had strained relations, most especially in recent years, and even more so regarding the situation with Taiwan, stoking fears of a possible world war. An expert has warned that the UK should also be...

Kamala Harris to travel to France in November

Relations between the US and France have come under some strain following the deal made with the UK and Australia over nuclear-powered submarines. With US President Joe Biden meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron...

Science

S. Korean researchers develop Mediterranean diet that helps prevent cardiovascular disease

South Korean researchers have developed a Korean-style Mediterranean diet that helps prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing the proportion of carbohydrates while increasing the ratio of fat and protein. The diet...

LG Chem develops substance for creating cheaper, lighter plastic solar panel frames

LG Chem combined polycarbonate and acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) to develop LUPOY EU5201 to be used in plastic frames for solar panels. Consequently, LG has become the first in South Korea to develop plastic...

Owls used in helping California vineyards get rid of rodents

A Humboldt State University team is attempting to prove that owls can be an effective eco-friendly option at protecting grapes from rodent attacks. Graduate students at the universitys Department of Wildlife under...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Technology

Wu-Tang Clan game is reportedly in development for Xbox

It has been more than a month since a massive list of unannounced games were leaked from the Nvidia GeForce Now network, but fans continue hearing that some of those titles may actually be in the works. Now, fans are...

‘eFootball 2022’ version 0.9.1 is delayed to November

This year marked a massive shift in Konamis football simulation franchise, but the developer has yet to regain the trust of most gamers. Unfortunately, Konami also announced recently that the much-needed update for...

‘Valheim’ developer says new biome will be its next major update

Developer Iron Gate has changed its 2021 plans for the breakout game Valheim, but the independent studio continues to work on the big additional content it promised. And in a new update post, the developer confirmed that...

‘Halo Infinite’ devs take another shot at campaign overview premiere

Video game fans have seen enough teasers and overview trailers for the Halo Infinite multiplayer, so it is about time that 343 Industries reveals the games campaign gameplay. Luckily, gamers do not have to wait long to see...

Apple explains how MacBook Pro’s screen was improved with the notch

Most people might not have expected it, but the new MacBook Pros screen design became one of the biggest talking points after they were unveiled last week. While some Apple fans are still not fully sold on having a display...
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