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Research outputs: CAPACITY BUILDING

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2021 An indelible African footprint: the story of the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA)

This chapter provides a brief historical narrative of the development of AISA and its contribution to knowledge production, information shar...

2021 Governing river rehabilitation projects for transformative capacity development

River rehabilitation projects are framed as water security interventions in South Africa. They aim to address water quality and water quanti...

2020 Creating Capacities and Building Capabilities for the Civil Society Sector in South Africa

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in South Africa play an important role in the social, political and economic development of the country. ...

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2016 Innovation capacity-building and inclusive development in informal settings: a comparative analysis of two interactive learning spaces in South Africa and Malawi

The extent to which innovation can contribute to improving the livelihoods of marginalised communities in informal settings is greatly influ...