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

Launch of new book: Migrant Labour After Apartheid

SALDRU is delighted to announce the launch of a new book, Migrant Labour After Apartheid, produced by the HSRC, and edited by SALDRU’s own Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson, in partnership with Leslie Bank (HSRC) and Dorrit Posel (Wits University). Research used in the book was supported by SALDRU’s REDI3x3 project which ran from 2012-2018. More

ACEIR Research Day spotlights inequality in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa

A team of SALDRU researchers and research associates presented several research papers that were being produced in partnership with ACEIR. These were discussed at a half-day virtual research day that brought together 25 researchers from ACEIR’s Ghanaian, Kenyan and South African nodes. More

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HSRC, SALDRU and UNICEF join forces to understand the impact of COVID-19 on young people in South Africa

The current COVID-19 health crisis and lockdown will have large, additional negative effects on the social and economic situation of youth. To gain a better understanding of what those effects will be, SALDRU has partnered with UNICEF to design and distribute a survey via the UNICEF U-report platform. This month, the multi-partner team joins forces with the HSRC. More

Saldrupians receive Cape Higher Education Consortium Grant

Associate Prof. Ariane De Lannoy has been awarded a Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) / Western Cape Government (WCG) grant to further her work on education and career guidance interventions in South Africa. More

Social science shows it can contribute to COVID-19 policy-making

Together with Nico Cloete and Francois van Schalkwyk, SALDRU Director Murray Leibbrandt wrote an article for University World News on evidence and policy-making. In the article, SALDRU’s input to the announcement of an increase in the child support grant is given as an example of government and research groups working together towards evidence-based policy-making. More