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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2019 Social sciences and humanities R&D investment in South Africa: current priorities, future needs

This policy brief uses the R&D data as a proxy, to propose that institutional R&D planners and national policymakers need to find a greater ...

2018 New accents on the social: thinking on South Africa's history at UWC

Professor Crain Soudien's new review essay 'New Accents on the Social: Thinking on South Africa's history at UWC' tackles the question of th...

2018 A critical review of social sciences and humanities R&D expenditure in South Africa, 2005-2014

Expenditure on research and experimental development in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in South Africa has almost doubled over the...

2018 Troubling 'race' as a category of explanation in social science research and analysis

In this article, we problematise the use of the concept of race as a category of social analysis and commentary as it is used by academics, ...

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