Photo by Raymond Botha ([The Monday Paper](http://www.uct.ac.za/mondaypaper/)).
Thirty young researchers from across Africa joined with UCT students in the first of the new intensive CSSR/Afrobarometer Summer Schools in January 2013. Participants took either an introductory or an advanced course in social statistics, together with courses focused on specific topics in the study of politics and policy-making in Africa. Participants were required to complete a mini research project and to present this on the final day of the School. Classes were taught by CSSR academics Profs Bob Mattes, Jeremy Seekings and Rajen Govender, and Dr Pedro Wolf, with additional help from Dr Eduard Grebe and Erica Penfold. Outside lecturers included Prof Joel Barkan, and Drs Danielle Resnick and Boniface Dulani. Participation in the School was funded by the Afrobarometer network and the UCT Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Fund.