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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2010 The African National Congress's unprecedented victory in KwaZulu-Natal: spoils of a resurgent Zulu ethno-nationalism

This paper probes the ANC's phenomenal performance in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), where the party not only registered a rare outright majority but ...

2009 Welcome address


2009 Most significant elections since 1994, analysts say

The 2009 elections are likely to draw in a new segment of voters, and produce an outcome that may completely change South Africa's political...

2008 Leadership and nation-building: the prominence of the succession debate and 2010 in the South African social imagination

The 2010 FIFA world cup will present spectacular moments for the new incumbent to engage in nation-building exercises, but it will also pres...