SA’s inequality problem needs new thinking
"There is no avoiding the fact that further redistribution has to be on the table as part of sensible set of policies to build a South Africa in which all of our citizens can flourish," argue Murray Leibbrandt and Vimal Ranchhod in an article written for the NRF's Science Matters magazine.
SALDRU Hosts Annual General Meeting
SALDRU hosted its AGM on 8 August. Prof. Murray Leibbrandt presented the director’s report, followed by Tania Hendricks who reported on the unit’s finances and Fazila Farouk who covered SALDRU’s communications portfolio. This was followed by updates from representatives of SALDRU's projects.
Murray Leibbrandt goes on sabbatical leave
SALDRU’s director, Prof. Murray Leibbrandt, is on sabbatical leave for a year from August 2018 to end July 2019. He is spending his academic leave in the U.S., where he is currently based at Yale University until the end May 2019. Thereafter, he visits the University of Michigan until the end of June 2019.
SALDRU at launch of South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report
SALDRU’s Fazila Farouk attended the launch of the South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report 2017. The launch, co-hosted by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), examined how to incorporate "digital disruption and transformative change in the science technology and innovation measurement agenda".
SALDRU participates in BRICS Exchange
UCT’s School of Economics is the South African representative on the Economic Thematic Group of the BRICS Network University (BNU). BNU is a government level initiative to build collaborative research and educational linkages across BRICS. SALDRU’s Prof. Vimal Ranchhod, participated in the exchange and presented information about our research and data on inequality.
SALDRU at 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam
SALDRU’s Dr. Brendan Maughan-Brown presented two papers at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. The conference highlighted that HIV incidence has not declined to the extent hoped. Urgent efforts are needed to rejuvenate a flagging HIV response as the epidemic is at serious risk of rebounding.