South African policymakers may be about to consider whether to follow counterparts from Russia to Turkey and raise interest rates — even when the country is battling a recession. Investors and economists are divided on the chances that officials will respond to emerging-market turmoil with the country's first upward move in borrowing costs since 2016.
South Africa's highest court on Tuesday allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court's ruling that found the criminalization of cannabis was unconstitutional. A man smokes marijuana, known locally as dagga, during a march calling for the legalisation of cannabis in Cape Town, South Africa, May 6, 2017.
In this file photo dated March 29, 2018, a Malawian migrant Jonas smokes marijuana on the rooftop of an abandoned building in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa's Constitutional Court on Tuesday Sept.
Three years ago, as Laura De Becker prepared to assume her position as the inaugural Helmut and Candis Stern Associate Curator of African Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art , she did so with the personal determination to create an exhibition that would put UMMA's expansive, largely historical, African art holdings in conversation with the contemporary art of the continent. During a tour through the exhibition, Beyond Borders: Global Africa , with Hyperallergic, De Becker, who holds a PhD from the University of East Anglia , characterized UMMA's African collection as “Starting in the 1930s, [ from ] mostly local collectors who donated their collections -with especially strong work from Central Africa.”
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