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

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2014 Cities as drivers of development

The purpose of this chapter is to explore the contribution of cities and towns to the development of African economies and the reduction of ...

2014 The resilience of South African cities a decade after local democracy

South Africa emerged from a cataclysm two decades ago to experience a stable democratic transition during which the local government system ...

2014 The seventh world urban forum in Medellin: lessons for city transformation

The city of Medellin in Columbia has transformed from the most violent city in the world 20 years ago to one of the most progressive. In thi...

2014 Does deindustrialisation cause social polarisation in global cities?

The social polarisation hypothesis argues that deindustrialisation causes the polarisation of the occupational structure, which in turn caus...