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Desmond, C., Seeley, J., Groenewald, C., Ngwenya, N., Rich, K. & Barnett, T. (2020) Interpreting social determinants: emergent properties and adolescent risk behaviour. PLoS One. 14(12):1-17.

A link between adversity, including low socio-economic status, and behaviours which carry health risks, such as alcohol consumption, has oft...

Alubafi, M.F. & Kaunda, C.J. (2020) Embodied ancestors: religious objects, moral actions and well-being in the Cameroon Western Grassfields. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies. 75(1):1-8.

In African spirituality, ancestor engagement with the community is always mediated through material objects. This article argues that materi...

Gastrow, M. (2020) Policy options for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa. (HSRC Policy Brief, February).

South Africa ??? through partnerships encompassing the government, business, academia, labour and civil society ??? has embarked on a proces...

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