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19 April 2016 | EWN
With a picture spread, the UK Mail Online documented the “squalid conditions” of South Africa’s “white squatter camps” earlier this year. The people in these pictures, from a squatter camp in Munsieville in Gauteng province, are part of a group of “more than 400,000 white South Africans [who] are thought to live in poverty”, according to the Mail Online. Is the figure correct? In short, the answer is no. Data from Statistics South Africa’s 2010/2011 Income and Expenditure Survey showed that 42,115 white people lived below the official upper bound poverty line of R779 per person per month. When using a higher poverty line - which some researchers argue is more appropriate - the estimate increased to 82,573.
18 April 2016 | HCP live
In a recent publication co-authored by SALDRU Researcher, Brendan Maughan-Brown, titled Changes in self-reported HIV testing during South Africa’s 2010/2011 national testing campaign: gains and shortfalls, the researchers examined data from parts of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) in South Africa and found that providing mass HIV testing can be an effective way to get more people tested, and noted that geographic and socio-economic factors have an impact on such programs. Read more.
NIDS 2016 Data Release
It is our pleasure to announce the release of the latest NIDS dataset which now includes Wave 4 data along with revised and improved versions of Waves 1, 2 & 3. Our extensive panel dataset tracking around 28,000 individuals now spans 8 years and is still running. The details of the changes along with general information on the use and contents of the dataset can be found in our Panel User Document which can be accessed through the NIDS website. Access the datasets here.
UCT to honour former SALDRU Director, Francis Wilson
UCT will award honorary doctorates to three highly esteemed academics for their significant contributions to African-based art, archaeology, and economics and social policy during graduation ceremonies at Jameson Hall on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson, the former Director of SALDRU, will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters from the Faculty of Commerce for his engaged scholarship on understanding how processes such as the migrant labour system have helped to underwrite South Africa’s poverty. Read more here.
The next seminar will take place on Wednesday 1 June 2016. Details to follow.
Hana Ross, Jean Tesche and Nicole Vellios
Caitlan Russell and Corné Van Walbeek
Christopher Rooney and Corné Van Walbeek
Cally Ardington, Till Bärnighausen, Anne Case and Alicia Menendez
Arden Finn and Vimal Ranchhod
Cally Ardington, Till Barnighausen, Anne Case and Alicia Menendez
Ingrid Woolard, Rebecca Metz, Gabriela Inchauste, Nora Lustig and Mashekwa Maboshe
Gabriela Inchauste, Nora Lustig, Mashekwa Maboshe, Catriona Purfield and Ingrid Woolard