SALDRU researcher, Rocco Zizzamia, of St Anne’s College at Oxford University won the Papiya Ghosh Thesis Prize. Rocco's thesis explores the effects that volatility in the South African labour market has on individual well-being, specifically focusing on those (paradoxical) cases in which disadvantaged workers turn down or quit wage jobs.
At the end of August, the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), implemented by SALDRU on behalf of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, will be releasing the fifth wave of NIDS data which was collected in 2017, together with updated versions of the NIDS Waves 1 to Wave 4 data.
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".
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’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.