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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: SECURITY

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2014 Representing foreign workers in the private security industry: a South African perspective on trade union engagement

In recent years South African cities have become home to a large number of undocumented migrant workers. If trade unions do not organise und...

2014 What price fairness when security is at stake?: police legitimacy in South Africa

The legitimacy of legal authorities particularly the police is central to the state's ability to function in a normatively justifiable and e...

2014 Glenister at the coalface: are the police part of an effective independent security service?

This article looks at the problem of corruption to which Glenister refers through a different disciplinary lens: sociology. It does not igno...

2013 The impact of the implementation of security acts on physical and general psychological well-being of travellers within South African boarders

When the democratic South African government came into power in 1994 it adopted a new policy on terrorism, which regarded acts of terrorism ...