Research outputs

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

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2014 Are woman moving forward in the South African public service?

At the inception of democracy in 1994 equal representation became a key foundation of public service reform in South Africa. This article ev...

2011 Congress of the people: a promise betrayed

The future of The Congress of the People (Cope) looks bleak, as bitter leadership clashes have dented its moralist orientation, big business...

2011 Minding the gap: attitudes toward affirmative action in South Africa

Since its introduction, affirmative action has become an increasingly controversial policy to address labour market inequalities in South Af...

2010 Affirmative action

Since its introduction 12 years ago, affirmative action has become an increasingly controversial policy to address labour market inequalitie...