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

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2015 Innovation and the development nexus: prospects from rural enterprises in South Africa

The purpose of South Africa's White Paper on Science and Technology was to set South Africa on a path away from its historically exclusive a...

2014 Can trade liberalisation in South Africa reduce poverty and inequality while boosting economic growth?: macro-micro reflections

South Africa is trapped in a cycle of modest growth, unacceptable poverty levels and record unemployment. This has led to renewed interest o...

2014 Shifting fiscal responsibilities downstream: fiscal decentralisation and economic growth in South Africa

Fiscal decentralisation, or the shifting of some responsibilities for expenditures and/or revenues to lower levels or other spheres of gover...

2014 Analysis of impacts of rates and tariffs on households and businesses in the city of Johannesburg (CoJ): final report

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) commissioned this study to assess the impact of rates and tariffs on residents and businesses in Johannesburg...