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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Research outputs: INNOVATION

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2019 Reflections on demonstrating development-oriented innovations in South Africa

Innovation demonstrations are an important means of first-time testing and fine-tuning innovations outside of the laboratory. Through demons...

2019 Innovation in a changing South Africa: extant debates and critical reflections

Economic and social imperatives of innovation are increasingly becoming intertwined and important, especially in the global South. While Sou...

2019 Producing knowledge to raise rural living standards: how universities connect with resource-poor municipalities in South Africa

This article explores the extent to which South African universities partake in science and innovations designed to uplift raise the living ...

2019 Knowledge exchange and innovation co-creation in living labs projects in South Africa

The purpose of this paper is to explore how the co-learning methodology, inherent in the Living Labs approach, has been deployed to stimulat...