During the first strict phase of the COVID-19 lockdown, SALDRU collaborated with UNICEF and a range of other partners to reach out to young people aged 18 – 34 via an online survey. Findings of the survey are now available and form the basis for further collaboration with civil society and academic partners, with a focus on developing a youth research and advocacy consortium.
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.
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.