Dr Catherine Ndinda

DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)12 302 2505
EMAIL: cndinda@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Ndinda is a Chief Research Specialist in the Economic Performance and Development unit. She has a PhD Social Science (UKZN) and an MSc Urban and Regional Planning (UKZN).

In 2013 she was the recipient of a research fellowship awarded by the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) and funded by the IDRC. She has been the recipient of 18 grants and authored 19 research reports. Her authorship includes papers in peer reviewed international journals, book chapters, conference papers and policy brief.

In 2016 she was the principal investigator in the Department of Human Settlements Study, Baseline assessment for the future impact evaluation of informal settlements targeted for upgrading, which was also presented the UN Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. The study developed baseline indicators for the both effectiveness and impact evaluation of informal settlements.

Her research interests are in human settlements research, monitoring and evaluation and policy analysis.

Recent

Social entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa: a critical analysis of diaspora social investments

There has been a growing interest in ???social entrepreneurship???, but very few analyses have attempted to go beyond definitional disagreements in ca....

Winners and losers: gender disparities in the South African labour market

Drawing on data from Quarterly Labour Force Surveys and the 2011 Census conducted by Statistics South Africa, this policy brief interrogates the gains....

Millennium Development Goal 6: combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 2015

The Millenium Development Goal 6 of combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, inlcuding TB, has targets and indicators and this ch....

Millennium Development Goal 2: achieve universal primary education 2015

The Millennium Development Goal 2 to achieve universal primary education has one target, which is to ensure that by 2015 children everywhere, boys and....

Millennium Development Goal 3: promote gender equality and empower women 2015

Great strides have been made in ensuring gender parity in the educational context. However targets related to the equalization of employment opportun....

Millennium Development Goal 4: Reduce child mortality 2015

This report provides measures and the status of and progress towards addressing country-specific challenges and concerns and leading causes of child m....

Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve maternal health 2015

This report assesses South Africa's progress towards achieving MDG 5, namely to improve maternal health as outlined in the millennium declaration. It....

Twi andu ma Kiima kya Nyaa: nurtured in nature

This chapter discusses the Akamba narrative of origin.....

Inclusive innovation and inequality in South Africa: a case for transformative social policy

South Africa's quest for inclusive innovation is encumbered by the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment. Although the present Afr....

Civil society activism for the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases in South Africa: implications for policy and practice

Various studies suggest that in the absence of HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis (TB), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of mortali....

(Ad)dressing sexual reproductive health issues and its determinants in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa: evidence from a situational analysis of millennium development goals indicators

This chapter presents a synthesis of the progress on key health-related MDGs in two South African provinces of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the Eastern Cap....

But is it affordable?: a case study of social housing in Atlantis

Social housing only functions correctly under specific conditions, a study on a low-income housing scheme in Atlantis near Blaauwberg, Cape Town, has ....

Civil society activism in accessing healthcare in South Africa: technical report

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which are defined as medical conditions or diseases that are not infectious (WHO, 201) are the leading causes of mort....

Equality of access to sanitation in South Africa

Equality, fairness and justice are values embedded in almost all the policies developed since 1994 and this is understandable given the inequalities t....

Gender, race and ageing in South Africa

The proportion of persons 60 and older in South Africa is projected to almost double over the 30 year period between 2000-2030, from 7% to 12%, becaus....

Women and subsidised housing in KwaZulu-Natal: the extent of empowerment

This book is based on the premise that post-apartheid housing policies, compared to the apartheid era, have provided women with greater access to hous....

Present but absent: women in business leadership in South Africa

Women constitute forty six (46) percent of the economically active population in South Africa. Although both South African, African men and women are ....

Indigenous knowledge to preserve and protect

The African saying, 'When an old person dies, a library burns down' epitomises the nature of indigenous knowledge, handed down orally from generation ....

Gendered perceptions of sexual behaviour in rural South Africa

This paper discusses sexual behaviour findings collected through eleven homogenous focus group discussions conducted among women and men in a predomi....

From informal settlements to brick structures: housing trends in post-apartheid South Africa

The housing subsidy scheme implemented since 1994 has changed the housing landscape and adequately sheltered more than 2.8 million households in less ....

The politics of housing

Housing in South Africa is a serious political issue around which communities have rallied continuously, accompanied by violent protests. CATHERINE ND....

Millennium Development Goals: country report 2015

This is the sixth and final Millennium Development Goals report (MDGR), since the adoption of the MDGs in 2000, and it reflects on the achievements ma....

Conceptions of contraceptive use in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: lessons for programming

Community family planning programmes in South Africa arose from the controversial apartheid history of controlling the African population while encour....

Attitudes towards foreigners in informal settlements targeted for upgrading in South Africa: a gendered perspective

Using intersectionality as the organising theoretical framework, this article argues that the attitudes of informal settlement residents towards forei....