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2022 Nature and composition of rural innovation actor networks in South Africa: the case of agro-processing enterprises in the Mopani District

Rural innovation processes are deeply embedded in actor networks, and their successes and failures are influenced by the nature and composit...

2021 'Closing the gate' on rural communities: health care during COVID-19

Over the past six months, many have seen the COVID-19 crisis through a metropolitan lens. In the rural Eastern Cape, communities say that th...

2021 Household vulnerability to food insecurity in rural South Africa: evidence from a nationally representative survey data

Using a nationally representative dataset from rural areas in South Africa, the study examines vulnerability to food insecurity using the Vu...

2021 Death, dignity and distress in the rural Eastern Cape under Covid-19

This policy brief considers how the Covid-19 outbreak and the responses by the South African government affected communities in rural areas ...

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