Monthly Archives: December 2012

When your mobile phone becomes your bank: M-PESA in Kenya

I have recently been to Kenya and, despite the fact I had already heard about this money transfer system, I was struck by the omnipresence of a mobile money service called M-PESA (meaning “mobile money” in Swahili) . The principle … Continue reading

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A missed opportunity to explore contemporary memory of apartheid

Dr Jonny Steinberg presented his paper ‘High Modernist statecraft under Verwoerd’ in the Imperial and Colonial Seminar held at the University of Leeds on the 21st November 2012.  The inspiration for this paper came from a closed-door think tank meeting … Continue reading

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