Human and Social Development
Dr Nadia Sanger of the HSD research unit at the HSRC has released a new study that set out to conduct a comparative analysis of self-identifying gender non-conforming youth residing on the urban peripheries of Cape Town, against the realities of gender non-conforming youth in more affluent, resourced communities in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa.
HIV rates among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Tshwane resemble to those in pregnant young women. HIV rates among this population are notably higher than that among men of the same age in the population in general. In a new study among 480 black MSM in the City of Tshwane Municipality in the Gauteng province, it was found that that 30% were HIV positive.
Dr Ernest N Khalema, senior research specialist in the Human and Social Development research programme in Durban, received the Individual Antiracism Award (2012) for outstanding academic/community research by a leading Canadian NGO, the Centre for Race and Culture.