Ms Shirin Motala

DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)31 242 5634
EMAIL: smotala@hsrc.ac.za
Recent

Gains for women from farmland redistribution in South Africa and sustainable pathways out of poverty: insights from recent evidence

Equitable access to land and other natural resources aimed at significant rural poverty reduction are at the forefront of ambitious goals entrenched i....

A socio-economic impact assessment study of the South African women in dialogue development caravan programme

The overall aim of this study was to research and evaluate the social and economic impact of implementing the Development Caravan (DC) programme in th....

Framework for the development of an annual state of development report

Despite this richness, South Africa lacks a national recurring state of development report that informs and advises all players on critical developmen....

Enhancing active citizenry engagement in South Africa

The government of South Africa acknowledges that active citizen participation is a prerequisite for democracy and transformation. A core component of ....

Poverty and its manifestation in South Africa

Despite richness, South Africa lacks a national recurring state of development report that informs and advises all players on critical development iss....

Civil society participation in income generating activities in South Africa

As part of efforts to address the significant challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality, the South African government developed and adopted t....

Civil society organisations' participation in food security activities in South Africa

In the context of large scale poverty and unemployment, as well as the present economic downturn, it is probable that reliance on grants will continue....

Civil society organisations and participation in the Millennium Development Goals processes in South Africa

In 2000 in preparation for the Millennium Summit the then UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, produced a report titled 'We the Peoples: Role of the Unit....

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....

Early childhood development forums: telling the good story: networking to successfully enhance outcomes for young children

The relevance of this study must be located in a principle espoused in the National Development Plan Vision 2030 (NPC, 2012, Chapter 15) of enabling a....

Civil society participation key to true sustainable development

With the 2015 deadline for the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) upon us, there is recognition for the fact that the commitment o....

Strengthening the capacity of civil society to enhance social accountability

This policy brief firstly outlines the importance of enhancing active citizenry and elaborates on the urgency for South Africa to seek innovative appr....

Civil society organisations and participation in the millennium development goal processes in South Africa

The Millennium Summit hosted by the United Nations in September 2000 adopted the Millennium Declaration, signed onto by 189 member states, including S....

South African women as champions of change: a civil society programme of action for the African women's decade

This publication is a continuation of the commitment of the women of South Africa to become agents of their own development and to make valuable contr....

Civil society participation in income generating activities in South Africa

The purpose of the research was to conduct a desktop analysis on income generating initiatives in South Africa with a focus on the role of civil socie....

Food security study report

The purpose of the research was to investigate the food security system and how resources of a household determine its access to food and nutrition. T....

Equity, access and quality in basic education

This chapter deals with the issues of access, equity and quality as key indicators of progress towards achieving the goals of post-apartheid education....

Food for thought: the community work programme

The Presidency piloted an innovative type of public work scheme that has the potential to help meet the food security and nutrition needs of vulnerabl....

Giving realisation to the 'right to food'

The right to food is a fundamental human right enshrined in international law. Evidence suggests that there has been little progress towards achieving....

Development of a subsidy model for home- and community-based early childhood development services for children 0-5: final report

The aim is not to produce an Excel spreadsheet that reflects all costs of providing these services, but rather to come up with a proposal as to how go....

Organising capabilities of street traders particularly women

In August 2008, Heads of State of the South African Development Community (SADC) adopted the SADC Gender and Development Protocol aimed at advancing g....

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....

Rewarding participants in public works programmes: cash or food transfers?

What is the best way for public works programmes to remunerate participants so that they can achieve improved socio-economic status? Drawing on eviden....