Sustainable Societies Unit
Director: Dr Beatrice Conradie
The SSU's mission is explore the social and institutional dimensions of economic development and the interaction between human society and the natural world. Focus areas include: winners and losers in South African economic growth and the interplay between ecological and economic concerns. The SSU was previously known as the Social Surveys Unit and still works on a number of survey pojects, including the Cape Area Panel Study.
Major ongoing research projects of the Sustainable Societies Unit include:
- The Karoo Predator Project
- Welfare policy-making and implementation
- Inequality and labour markets
- Families and households
- Race in South Africa
- 'Growing up' after apartheid
- Other research in the SSU
The SSU also led several surveys, about which more information can be found on the Data page.