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15 April 2015 | Alan Pifer Award
It was a time of high hopes and expectations as the ANC took the reins in a peaceful transition of power. The challenges for the new government were immense. The ANC was now tasked with breaking down the barriers of access to the wealth and employment opportunities previously reserved for whites only. But, just as a doctor cannot prescribe medication for a patient unless she knows exactly what ails him, so too can government not draw up successful policy without deeper insight into the causes of the problems. lt was at this juncture where the data-driven research undertaken by Professor Murray Leibbrandt and Professor Haroon Bhorat filled a critical vacuum for policy-making.
23 March 2015 | Africa Check
President Jacob Zuma’s government has done “a good job of stabilising the economy and investing in infrastructure to propel the economy into the next phase of growth, while investing in improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable”. This is one of the central claims made by Jeff Radebe – Minister in the Presidency responsible for planning, monitoring and evaluation – in an article defending the president’s performance. Radebe listed a number of achievements he attributed to Zuma and the government. Are his statements based on reality? Africa Check assessed them. Read more...
A number of joint SALDRU & DataFirst courses are coming up later this year. A full brochure with details on the upcoming courses is available here.
Brendan Maughan-Brown, Neil Lloyd, Jacob Bor, and Atheendar S. Venkataramani
Miquel Pellicer and Patrizio Piraino
Clare Delavallade, Felipe Dizon, Ruth Vargas Hill and Jean Paul Petraud
Malcolm Keswell and Michael R. Carter
Chris Richard Kenyon, Lung Vu, Joris Menten and Brendan Maughan-Brown
• The economic consequences of AIDS mortality in South Africa generations
Cally Ardington, Till Barnighausen, Anne Case and Alicia Menendez
• Partner age differences and concurrency in South Africa: Implications for HIV-infection risk among young women
Brendan Maughan-Brown, Chris Kenyon and Mark Lurie
• Econ 3x3 brief: How the old age pension is helping young people from rural areas find jobs
Cally Ardington and Clare Hofmeyr
• Econ 3x3 brief: More financial aid is not the best way to close the racial gap in tertiary education
David Lam, Cally Ardington, Nicola Branson and Murray Leibbrandt
• Econ3x3 brief: Enforcement and compliance: The case of minimum wages and mandatory contracts for domestic workers
Taryn Dinkelman, Vimal Ranchhod and Clare Hofmeyr
• Econ 3x3 brief: The matric certificate is still valuable in the labour market
Clare Hofmeyr, Nicola Branson, Murray Leibbrandt, Cally Ardington and David Lam