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  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 17:00

    This edited volume uses a decade of public opinion survey data to answer these key questions about the extent of progress in South African reconciliation.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 08:00 to Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 17:00
  • Policy uncertainty, especially around land reform, is hampering growth and transformation in the agricultural sector, according to a report by the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy.
  • To bring the plight of city’s (Cape Town) poor to the fore, civic technology lab Code for South Africa (Code4SA) created an interactive map that not only highlights the lack of sanitation services in informal settlements, but also allows users to explore two real-life, on-the-ground stories of people living in these areas.
  • To bring the plight of city’s (Cape Town) poor to the fore, civic technology lab Code for South Africa (Code4SA) created an interactive map that not only highlights the lack of sanitation services in informal settlements, but also allows users to explore two real-life, on-the-ground stories of people living in these areas.
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 14:45 to Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 14:45

    The conference is about evidence-informed decision-making and will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre from 20-22 September 2016.

  • THERE appears to have been an "awakening" in SA; the spate of vile online commentary has induced a profound and powerful response.
  • The question that has been raised this week is whether it is possible to increase funding for universities. Most mainstream analysts, commentators in the media, and the higher education minister have suggested it is not. However, analysis by the South African Institute of Race Relations suggests it is, if government spending priorities can be adjusted.
  • Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:15

    After the launch of the National Development Plan Vision 2030 of South Africa in August 2012, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) South Africa commissioned a study that explored available policy options for addressing poverty traps and social exclusion among children in South Africa and the additional national and societal efforts that are needed to break such traps. Poverty Traps and Social Exclusion among Children in South Africa was nominated by UNICEF as one of the 12 best policy research reports done globally for them in 2014 (See Best of UNICEF Research 2014, https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/742).

    After the formal launch of the report PAN: Children consulted with Professor Servaas van der Berg from the University of Stellenbosch to develop the following five policy briefs based on the report, which are the focus of this launch seminar. ◾Education: Every child must read by age 9 ◾Poor childhood health can condemn children to  poverty for life ◾Social and family influences trap many children in poverty ◾How geography can trap children in poverty ◾How lack of assets affect child poverty and social exclusion.

    Policy briefs will be distributed electronically prior to the seminar and hard copies will be available on 9 November 2015

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