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.
Brendan Maughan-Brown has joined the J-PAL Africa team as its Research Advisor. His role involves providing strategic leadership and management oversight to the research division, developing new research opportunities for J-PAL affiliated researchers, and exploring opportunities for administrative data use in randomised evaluations in South Africa. Brendan also continues in his position as a Chief Research Officer at SALDRU where he conducts public health research, with a focus on HIV.
SALDRU’s Murray Leibbrandt co-Chairs the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population, Poverty and Inequality together with Jocelyn Findlay of Harvard University. From 27-29 June 2019 the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan played host to a large international conference organized by this Scientific Panel. SALDRU's Rocco Zizzamia presented joint work with Murray Leibbrandt and David Lam.
Towards the end of June, the fifth annual Siyaphumelela Conference took place at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg. This conference provided a platform for those involved with Siyaphumelela to share and discuss the interventions they have undertaken over the last five years to tackle challenges in the university sector. SALDRU researchers Nicola Branson and Samantha Culligan presented the concept of a Stronger South African Nation website to the audience.