Siyaphambili Post-school Research Initiative

Siyaphambili, ‘we are moving forward’, is a hub for post-compulsory education information and research. We aim to:

  • Expand the base of empirical research on those who access post-schooling and those who do not
  • Enhance an understanding of education-related inequalities
  • Investigate how graduates from diverse backgrounds and with different qualifications navigate the labour market and other post-graduation trajectories

We currently work on projects in South Africa and Ghana, utilising a combination of longitudinal administrative data as well as household and panel survey data.

Principal investigators on the project, Nicola Branson and Vimal Ranchhod, are joined by post-doctoral fellow Emma Whitelaw, and affiliate Judy Favish. Siyaphambili is a sister project of the Siyaphumelela project, both of which were initiated via funding by the Kresge Foundation.

Browse a variety of the team’s journal articles, working papers, book chapters, briefs and other writings.

Current themes

Projects we are involved in span five themes related to tracking and monitoring, labour markets and social outcomes, inequality, funding policy, and capacity building. View these themes below for more information about Siyaphambili’s research agenda.

Find more information about current and past projects below.

Current projects

Education and labour market dynamics in a period of rapid education expansion: Building evidence from existing Ghanaian survey data sources

A study on women in Economics in South Africa

Access and Success in Higher Education in South Africa: Impact on Inequality

Social mobility from the middle to the top

Completed Projects

Estimating the cost of producing undergraduate-level graduates at South African universities

The COVID-19 health crisis and inequalities in post-school education in South Africa

Creating a hub for post-schooling information and research in South Africa

Click on the themes below for more information about Siyaphambili’s research agenda: