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FaSRU researchers at Yale
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 14:45

Lwando Scott and Isaac Chinyoka, both undertaking doctoral research at FaSRU, caught up at Yale recently. Lwando was presenting a lunchtime seminar on 'Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa' while Isaac received the Fox Fellowship and is spending the 2016-2017 academic year at Yale.

Workshop on Contemporary Zambia
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 17:15

As part of its expanding engagement with African politics and public policy, the CSSR hosted a workshop on contemporary Zambia on 30 and 31 September.

FaSRU researcher, Kirsty Button, awarded a distinction
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 14:00

Congratulations go to Kristy Button, a postgraduate researcher at FaSRU. Her thesis "Household economies of low-income, African female-headed households in Khayelitsha: intergenerational support, conflict, and tension", completed in June at the Sociology Department, was awarded a Distinction from both external examiners. Kirsty will be continuing her research in this area by undertaking a doctorate in the coming months.

Policy, Politics and Poverty in South Africa - published
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 02:00

A new book by Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass explains why poverty has persisted in South Africa since 1994. In Policy, Politics and Poverty in South Africa - published by Palgrave Macmillan in the UK.- the authors demonstrate who has and who has not remained poor, how public policies both mitigated and reproduced poverty, and how and why these policies were adopted.

Elections in Zambia
Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 11:30

Zambia will be holding presidential and parliamentary elections in August, and there is a good chance that the incumbent president (Edgar Lungu) and his Patriotic Front will lose power to Hakainde Hichilema and the United Party for National Development.

Mzantsi Wakho web page launched - http://www.mzantsiwakho.org
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:30

Mzantsi Wakho (‘Your South Africa’) is based in the Amathole District of the Eastern Cape. Its academic homes are at the University of Cape Town, and Oxford University’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention.

Students present papers at 'Unequal Families and Relationships' conference
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 13:15

Congratulations to three of our PG students, Isaac Chinyoka, Nicole Daniels and Kirsty Button, who presented papers at international conference: Unequal Families and Relationships.

Isaac Chinyoka wins Fox Fellowship
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 13:22

Isaac Chinyoka - a PhD student in the CSSR and Sociology Department - has won a prestigious Fox International Fellowship to spend 2016-17 at Yale. Isaac is following in the footsteps of previous CSSR PhD students who have won a Fox Fellowship at Yale, including Brendan Maughan-Brown, Colin Almeleh, Ed Grebe, Singumbe Muyeba, Duncan Pieterse and Gabby Kelly.

Latest Research: Why democracy should be taught in South African schools
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 16:30

Research has revealed that South African learners born after the end of apartheid, the so-called ‘born-free’ generation, are less supportive of democracy than their parents or older generations in comparable studies.

Elona Toska ,CSSR Research Fellow presented Mzantsi Wakho Findings at the 20th International Workshop on HIV Observational Database -Budapest
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 15:00

Elona Toska, CSSR Research Fellow, presented preliminary findings from the Mzantsi Wakho study (led by Dr. Rebecca Hodes at ASRU and Prof. Lucie Cluver at U. of Oxford) at the 20th International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases in Budapest, Hungary on April 7-9, 2016. IWHOD brings together junior and senior researchers from both developed and developing countries working on cohorts of patients with HIV, to present in an informal format their latest findings and work in progress, followed by open discussions on common issues of cohort methodology, techniques and statistics.

Lesley Gittings at ASRU published in the Journal of Culture, Health and Sexuality
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 13:30

Congratulations to Lesley Gittings for her first peer-reviewed article, which has recently been published in the Journal of Culture, Health and Sexuality.

Inheritance: women are still cut out
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 13:30

In the third part of the series of the reform of customary marriage, divorce and intestate succession, we show how customary practices of male primogeniture continue to operate. The reformed laws on intestate succession have not ensured greater protection for women and extra marital children in matters of intestate succession.

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