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

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2017 Planning for spatial transformation

How can the lofty ideals of the LUPA principles be given the content and traction to ensure that cities function more efficiently and transf...

2017 Spatial inequalities and policies in South Africa: place-based or people-centred?

There is a robust international debate about how best to tackle spatial inequalities within nations and regions. The paper discusses three c...

2017 Reducing spatial inequalities through better regulation

Stark spatial divides have persisted post-Apartheid, despite government efforts to undo the damage of the past by creating a unified, nation...

2015 Green-sighted but city-blind: developer attitudes to sustainable urban transformation

South Africa's sprawling, fragmented urban form remains essentially intact, despite the inequitable consequences and resource inefficiencies...