The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa has been published (by Oxford University Press). The book – edited by Sam Hickey and Tom Lavers (University of Manchester), Miguel Niño-Zarazúa (UNU-WIDER) and Jeremy Seekings (University of Cape Town) - represents a collaboration between the three institutions, presenting research conducted through the Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) programme at Manchester and the Legislating and Implementing Welfare Policy Reforms (LIWPR) programme at Cape Town, with assistance from UNU-WIDER.
Any crime reduction effects from the current crackdown operation in Cape Town are likely to be short-lived unless a holistic and realistic plan to reduce crime and violence is devised, writes Guy Lamb. News 24
Elena Moore was part of a discussion on ‘Understanding Polygamous marriages in South Africa’ on the Aubrey Masango show on 702. If you are interested and want to hear more, here is the podcast:Radio 702 Show Talk
Siyanai Zhou, first-year doctoral student at Department of Statistics and AIDS and Society Research Unit, received an award for his presentation at the 8th Southern African AIDS Conference in Durban on June 14, 2019. Zhou presented his work titled “A data-driven approach to estimate putative pulmonary TB among adolescents living with HIV/AIDS: use of self-reported TB symptoms”, using data from the Mzantsi Wakho cohort study (www.mzantsiwakho.org.za).
Oxford University Press have just published a new book by Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings. Their book - Inclusive Dualism: Labour-Intensive Development, Decent Work, and Surplus Labour in Southern Africa - examines the importance of labour-intensive industrialisation in job creation and development in Southern Africa, with a particular focus on the clothing industry. Drawing on the work of W. Arthur Lewis, the founding father of development economics, they argue that inclusive forms of dualism should be embraced, not rejected.