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The CSSR notes with great sadness the death of Professor James Jackson
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 - 05:30

Professor James Jackson, formerly of the University of Michigan in the USA. James was director of the Institute for Social Research at Michigan from 2005 to 2015. Like his predecessor, David Featherman, James was a strong supporter of and friend to the CSSR. In 2010, James flew from the USA to Cape Town to participate in the second institutional review of the CSSR. James himself was a pioneer in quantitative research into the lives of black Americans, including on their migration within the USA or from other parts of the world (including the Caribbean) to the USA. For more on James’ remarkable life and career, see this 2014 conversation.

Womxn as Citizens or Caregivers?
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 - 15:30

Given what we know about the inequalities in paid and unpaid work both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, Elena Moore, in the article highlights the degree to which one key area of the Covid-19 emergency packages, the eligibility requirements to apply for the Covid-19 grant, fails to integrate gender rights into the redistribution of resources.


The coming crime catastrophe
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 - 08:45

The coming crime catastrophe? A blog is written by Guy Lamb

 04 Aug 2020 | Safety and Violence Initiative 

Women’s work, food and reproductive labour: a snapshot of gender equality research at UCT
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 09:15

Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day in commemoration of the 1956 Women’s March, when thousands of women marched to Pretoria to protest against apartheid pass laws.  Researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are working to better understand the ongoing challenges that women face as well as the ways where the COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately affected women’s lives.

FaSRU students awarded Distinctions for their theses
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 - 12:00

Jill Samukimba and Vayda Megannon were both awarded a distinction for their theses.

Controversy in SA J of Science
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 13:45

In May, the South African Journal of Science published a 2-page commentary by Nicoli Nattrass on subject and career choice among UCT students.

feedings schemes and social grants
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 - 06:00
Who is responsible for government’s failure to deliver?
Three new FaSRU working papers now available
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 - 09:30

There are three new exciting working papers by FaSRU researchers. Lwando Scott, a FaSRU doctoral graduate 

Jeremy Seekings: panel webinar on racism and social cohesion
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 - 09:15

Jeremy Seekings participated on the topic of 'Social Science and Racialised Inequalities

Controversy over the Post Office’s role in social grant payments
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 - 11:00

PhD student Lena Gronbach has published on GroundUp a stinging commentary on social grant payments through the Post Office.

Sessions at the annual UK Development Studies conference
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 - 10:45

Jeremy Seekings, the director of the CSSR, convened a series of five sessions on social protection policy at the annual conference of the UK’s Development Studies Association.

Education activists and schools take Department of Basic Education (DBE) and provincial education departments to court
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 09:45

Joint statement: Education activists and schools take Department of Basic Education (DBE) and provincial education departments to court over backtracking on National School Nutrition Programme