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

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

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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eNCA panel discussion on COVID-19 Gender Inequality in the Labour Market

Jacqueline Mosomi was part of an eNCA panel discussion on issues of gender inequality in the labour market, gender-based violence and the COVID-19 pandemic with Daniela Casale and Kokesto Moeti. More

Farewell to Emily Cupito

Emily Cupito joined SALDRU as a Policy Manager at J-PAL Africa in 2013. In August, Emily will join the St. Louis University Policy Research in Missouri Education (PRiME) Center as its Managing Director and will pursue a PhD in Education Policy and Equity. 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