In the Media

Does mobile data devour a quarter of South Africans’ income?

24 October 2016  |  AfricaCheck

Agitating that #DataMustFall, some have claimed that South Africans spend close to a quarter of their income on data. But surveys from South Africa’s national statistics agency and the University of Cape Town tell a different story. Read more...


Treasury aims to extend tax incentives

27 September 2016  |  BD Live

The Treasury has proposed a two-year extension of the employment tax incentive and a five-year extension of the learnership tax incentive, both of which, it says, have yielded positive results. Read more...



Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at SALDRU

We invite applications for a post-doctoral research fellow to work together with SALDRU researchers across a range of projects focusing on the post-school sector. The successful candidate will be involved in original empirical research, collating and facilitating access to administrative data, report writing, capacity training, network building and the design of new surveys.  Closing date is 9 December 2016.  View the full advert.

J-PAL Africa Project Incubation Fund – 2017 round

J-PAL Africa, located in SALDRU in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town, has a pool of funds to support researchers to carry out exploratory research work on policy relevant questions related to South Africa. This work should lead to the development of a full research proposal for a randomised evaluation of programmes or interventions that assist in answering the research question. View the full advert.
Application deadline is 20 January 2017.


Seminar Series

There will be no seminar this week.

Working Papers

Aiming for a moving target: The dynamics of household electricity access in a developing context
Tom Harris, Mark Collinson and Martin Wittenberg

Drivers of Inequality in South Africa
Janina Hundenborn, Ingrid Woolard and Murray Leibbrandt

In-Work Poverty in South Africa: The Impact of Income Sharing in the Presence of High Unemployment
Kezia Lilenstein, Ingrid Woolard and Murray Leibbrandt

Start-Up Capital and Women’s Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Swaziland
Zuzana Brixiová and Thierry Kangoye

Determinants of civil war and excess zeroes
John Paul Dunne and Nan Tian

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