Siyaphambili: A Stronger South African Nation Website

The Siyaphambili post-school research group in SALDRU has just launched an interactive website to track and monitor post-school qualifications attainment in South Africa. More

Siyaphambili awarded a Spencer Foundation Research Grant

The Siyaphambili research group has been awarded a research grant by the Spencer Foundation to investigate the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis on inequalities in the South African tertiary education sector. As an introductory analysis to the data on university and college students’ access to remote learning resources across local municipalities, the researchers construct a remote learning indicator based on the municipality that students are from. More

National Planning Commission endorsement for SALDRU-led youth support initiative

The Basic Package of Support (BPS) for South Africa’s youth – a youth development initiative to support young people who are not in employment, education or training – has received a formal endorsement from the National Planning Commission. More

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Release of NIDS-CRAM Wave 1 data

On the 15th of July 2020, the CRAM study released the data for Wave 1 of the National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM). SALDRU was commissioned to implement the survey. More

Spatial inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa: recent evidence

SALDRU researchers are working on an African Centre of Excellence for Inequalities Research (ACEIR) project aiming to examine patterns of spatial and national inequalities in SSA using comparable data from the various Demographic and Health Surveys (DHSs). More

Supporting youth during and beyond COVID-19

City Press published an article written by Saldrupians Ariane De Lannoy, Gibson Mudiriza and Charmaine Smith, together with Lauren Graham from the CSDA at the University of Johannesburg. The article shares insights into the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young South Africans, drawn from a survey conducted by SALDRU and Unicef SA through Unicef’s UReport platform. More