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

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2012 An assessment of skills development interventions in South Africa: skills development for the unemployed: the national skills fund and training of the unemployed

International studies on the impact of training for the unemployed have reported mixed results; some found that training has increased emplo...

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2011 An assessment of the implementation of the Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA)

The aim of this study was to identify challenges in the implementation of ESSA and to identify and make recommendations on areas of improvem...

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2010 Facing the nation: South Africa's most important challenges

In this article BEN ROBERTS, JARE STRUWIG and STEPHEN RULE examine the relative ranking by the South African public of challenges facing our...

2009 Learnerships and skills development in South Africa: a shift to prioritise the young unemployed

Much is expected from the new learnership system implemented in South Africa a mere seven years ago as a key component in putting a multi-pr...