In the Media

Africa: Rising Tide - Is growth in emerging economies good for the United States?

18 March 2014 | Lawrence Edwards and Robert Z Lawrence 

South Africa has proudly joined the BRICS, the most dynamic part of the world economy. In doing so, South Africa hopes to tap into these growing emerging markets and sources of investment, as well as work towards the creation of alternative financial institutions to, for example, the World Bank. 


Matric worth the effortHaving a matric helps you get ahead: Survey

12 March 2014 | IOL News

You are more likely to find a job and earn a better salary if you finish matric rather than drop out in Grade 11, according to a study by the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit at UCT.



NIDS Wave 3 Launch

3 December 2013 | Pretoria

The NIDS Wave 3 official launch, hosted by the National Planning Commission (NPC), was opened by the Planning Minister, Trevor Manuel, on the 3rd of December 2013. The event showcased the depth and flexibility of the NIDS panel data. The audience included government representatives, NGOs, researchers and press. A number of discussion papers were presented at the launch; a full list is available here. During the production of wave 3 data, a number of changes and corrections to data from Wave 1 and Wave 2 were made. Users of the data are recommended to download the latest versions of all three waves.  


Seminar Series

Jobs come and go, but the family will always be there

Wednesday 23 April 2014

The next seminar will be presented by Alessio Gaggero. Alessio is a 3rd year PhD student from the University of Nottingham. He will be visiting UCT for three months. The main focus on his research is to study the dynamics of the labour market in Sub-Saharan Africa.

As usual, lunch is at 12.30pm in the School of Economics staff lounge on the 4th floor. The seminar begins at 1pm in the SAB Seminar Room opposite the staff lounge.

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