Research outputs

Access is provided to research outputs generated by HSRC researchers since 2000. All research outputs are provided free of charge to the public, with the exception of confidential reports. Where possible the full-text is provided for immediate download. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of an output which is not immediately available for download, please contact the Digital Curation Team at

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Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates

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2019 Tweeting #FeesMustFall: the case of #UCTShutdown

Starting from Spring 2015, students across the country became engaged in the #FeesMustFall campaign, participating in protest action and shu...

2018 Sobukwe's children: nationalism, neo-liberalism and the student protests at the University of Fort Hare and in South Africa

This article explores the provocation of the former vice-chancellor of the University of Fort Hare, Dr Mvuyo Tom, made at the university's c...

2017 #FeesMustFall: an internet-age student movement in South Africa and the case of the university of the Free State

How can we begin to make sense of the diversity of hashtag student movements that sprang up in South Africa in the course of 2015? In this p...

2017 Expert opinion: from student enragement to student engagement: what is your theory of change?

Since 2015, a series of student protests known mostly by Twitter hashtags such as #FeesMustFall, #StopOutsourcing, and #RhodesMustFall have ...