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...



J-PAL Africa Project Incubation Fund – 2016 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.


NIDS Panel Data Course: An introduction to analysing waves 1-4 using Stata

This is a three-day (16-18 November) training course designed for people who are interested in using the NIDS panel data but have not yet done so. Participants should have prior experience using STATA to analyse cross-sectional household survey data.  Online application is open.

Read more or download the flyer.

SALDRU Newsletter

In the latest edition of our newsletter, you will find news on the release of NIDS Wave 4, PII’s Western Cape Youth Explorer, the latest working papers and journal articles, recent seminars, as well as upcoming training activities.  Read the newsletter.


Seminar Series

There will be no SALDRU seminar this week. Information on the next seminar will be sent out in due course.

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