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The biggest cost burden of Africa's growing diabetes epidemic is borne by the poorest

The number of people with diabetes in Africa will almost triple between 2015 and 2040, rising from 14.2 million to 34.2 million, according to The International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Accurate health and cost data is essential to meeting the problem and providing cost effective treatment and preventative measures. Because of the severity of the complications associated with diabetes, such as kidney failure and heart disease, strained healthcare systems are already struggling to bear the costs.

EPD to explore the innovation landscape of the great Karoo region

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with the Technology Innovation Agency, has tasked the Economic Performance and Development unit to appraise and map out the innovation landscape (i.e., innovation infrastructure, actors, their networks and relevant institutions) of the Karoo region.

Phase 1 of this two-phased innovation mapping exercise, is set to start in January 2019 and run for a year, covering 16 local municipalities across 4 districts in the Karoo, at a cost of R2 million. The Karoo region is vast and covers about 78 local municipalities in 16 districts across four provinces: the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Free State. Phase 2 of the project, which will focus on the remainder of the municipalities, is expected to start towards the end of Phase 1 in late 2019.

Prof Leslie Bank's book entitled "Anchored in Place"

Professor Leslie Bank's book entitled "Anchored in place" is now available. For more details about the book please see information below.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Tensions in South African universities have traditionally centred around
equity (particularly access and affordability), historical legacies (such as
apartheid and colonialism), and the shape and structure of the higher
education system. What has not received sufficient attention is the
contribution of the university to place-based development.

Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis visits the HSRC

21 November 2018  | Office of the CEO  | Latest News

Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis visits the HSRC to meet with members of the executive leadership.

Young researcher helps secure innovation research funding

Dr Sikhulumile Sinyolo, or Skhu, as he is affectionately known by his colleagues, began working at the HSRC in February 2017 after completing his PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Fresh from university, he was employed as a Research Specialist in the Economic Performance and Development (EPD) research unit and was immediately tasked with the responsibility of managing two large projects in the area of rural innovation and development.

Are criminal justice institutions continuing to entertain the violation of rape victims' rights?

More and more people feel unsafe in South Africa. Crime statistics indicate that South Africans do not feel safe in their homes, communities and work place. According to the Victims of Crime Survey aggregate crime levels increased by 5% (over 5 million) in 2017/18 compared to 2016/17.

The first of its kind outside Gauteng: A community-owned non-communicable disease screening service in Sweetwaters

2 November 2018  | Human and Social Development  | Latest News

Since 2015, Dr Alastair van Heerden from HSD and his colleague Laurie Bruns at the UCLA Center for World Health have worked with MBA teams from UCLA on an initiative to develop a sustainable, non-donor funded and profitable non-communicable disease (NCD) focused risk-screening programme in the community of Sweetwaters.

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