HSRC Institutional Repository: Recent submissions

  • Teagle, A. (HSRC Press, 2021-04-08)
    Innovative financing initiatives are seeking to provide more inclusive credit to entrepreneurial homeowners. Partnering with social enterprise Bitprop, Xoliswa Sidinile (40) went from an RDP homeowner to a subsistence ...
  • Bohler-Muller, N.; Roberts, B.; Runciman, C.; Alexander, K.; Mchunu, N. (2021-04-07)
    As South Africa geared up for its national COVID-19 vaccine rollout, concerns were expressed about the extent to which the adult public would voluntarily take it. In response, a recent survey by the University of Johannesburg ...
  • Oosthuizen, A. (HSRC Press, 2021-04-08)
    Globally, countries have consulted their best scientific experts to mitigate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, many failed as infections continued to surge and economies buckled. This pandemic may be ...
  • Naidoo, I.; Mabaso, M.; Zungu, N. (2021-04-08)
    Approximately 1.7 million adolescents aged 10-19 years are living with HIV in the world, the majority of them in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, South Africa ranks as the highest HIV-burdened country in the world. New ...
  • Teagle, A. (2021-04-08)
    Small-to-medium enterprises are an engine for economic growth in developing countries. They are, however, also disproportionately affected by state corruption. At a recent webinar co-hosted by the HSRC, delegates from the ...
  • Chetty, K.; Motala, S. (2021-04-08)
    Academics have long advocated for remote working, citing the flexibility benefits for workers and the cost savings for employers. In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown requirements forced remote work upon South ...
  • Teagle, A. (2021-04-08)
    Townships in Gauteng and the Western Cape are abuzz with construction activity as homeowners respond to the need for housing by building and upgrading backyard rental units. This trend has the potential to improve living ...
  • Teagle, A. (2021-04-08)
    Does the notion of the proper job and terms like formal and informal employment make sense in the world today? Are our ways of thinking about work preventing us from supporting young people's livelihoods? At a recent ...
  • Teagle, A. (HSRC Press, 2021-04-08)
    At the virtual Science Forum 2020, scientists and social scientists discussed ways of addressing the interlinked crises facing humanity today. To create a just future world requires that we challenge the lines we have drawn ...
  • Sobane, K.; Gastrow, M.; Oosthuizen, A. (2021-04-08)
    The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a public health challenge it is a broad, complex, and dynamic social and human challenge. The HSRC, as South Africa's public social science research institute, has undertaken a wide range ...
  • Trollip, K. (2021-04-08)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted science, but also reinforced the relevance and credibility thereof, reinstating the paramount importance of facts, as well as science literacy and understanding. The global crisis has ...
  • Jantjies, M.; Plantinga, P. (2021-04-08)
    There are significant disparities in South Africa's education system. Schools are divided into quintiles, from one to five. The poorest, in quintile one, struggle enormously with a lack of resources and support. They also ...
  • Babalola, M.A.; Mcata, B.; Maila, M. (2021-04-08)
    Early in 2020, countries the world over started to close borders and restrict trade and movement in desperate attempts to contain SARS-CoV-2, the pandemic virus, which causes the disease COVID-19. In South Africa, HSRC ...
  • Bohler-Muller, N.; Roberts, B.; Davids, Y.D.; Gordon, S.; Majikijela, Y. (2021-03-23)
    In this policy brief we analyse the willingness to sacrifice specific human rights in the context of COVID-19 in South Africa. It is argued that the suspension of certain freedoms is sometimes considered or perceived as ...
  • Ndinda, C.; Hongoro, C.; Labadarios, D.; Mokhele, T.; Khalema, E.; Weir-Smith, G.; Douglas, M.; Ngandu, S.; Parker, W.; Tshitangano, F.; Maluleke, T.; Manyaapelo, T.; Zama, S.; Kheswa, N.; Ngubeni, A.; Moloto, M.; Rathogwa, F.; Lekodeba, A.; Dlamini, P.; Dlamini, Z.; Gcwabe, A.; Meiring, L.; Mahlangu, N.; Chilwane, D. (Department of Human Settlements, 2021-03-31)
    This study reveals that informal settlements cannot be considered as temporary transit settlements of individuals seeking opportunities in urban areas. They are home to the urban poor who neither have access to subsidised ...
  • Ndinda, C.; Sinyolo, S; Neluheni, M.; Setswake, G.; Hlatshwayo, T. (2021-04-06)
    This report presents the progress made on the IDRC-funded study, titled: The coherence of agro-food policies with NCD prevention policies in South Africa: The case of fruits and vegetables. This progress report focuses on ...
  • Moyo, S.; Hunt, G.; Feizzadeh, A.; Zuma, K.; Rehle, T. (2021-04-06)
    As with other antimicrobial agents, widespread use of life saving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for the management of infection with HIV comes with the risk of the development of antimicrobial resistance. The risk of the ...
  • Steyn Kotze, J. (BestRed, 2021-04-06)
    Fischer set the course of South Africa's struggle history through his selfless act of standing up against the injustices of apartheid, and fighting for the end of racial discrimination. Born into a prominent Afrikaner ...
  • Steyn Kotze, J. (BestRed, 2021-04-06)
    Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer is one of South Africa's greatest literary treasures. A self-proclaimed political novelist by accident of birth, Gordimer grew up in a home that was not particularly politically conscious. ...
  • Steyn Kotze, J. (BestRed, 2021-04-06)
    Shapiro was conscious of the autocracies of the apartheid regime from a very young age. His mother, a refugee from Nazi Germany, was influential in shaping his social consciousness. He reminisces: 'By the time I was eight ...

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