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Degrees of Uncertainty: Students and the Brain Drain in Southern Africa

"The brain drain has recently emerged as a major policy issue in Southern Africa. Although precise data on the extent of the skills exodus is lacking, all the countries of the region have expressed concern about the impact of an accelerating brain …

Restless Minds: South African Students and the Brain Drain

"This paper is part of a broader regional research exercise by the Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) designed to assess the emigration potential of final-year students across the region. The fundamental question addressed by the PSBS (Poten…

The Jagged Tear: Human capital, education and AIDS in South Africa, 2002-2010

"The key insight is that the education and training system must follow the country’s demography in making a transition from quantity to quality. Rapid growth in the numbers of pupils and students in the education system during most of the twentieth…

Voices from a new democracy: South Africans reflect on ten years in a democratic country, and the challenges of the next decade

"Africans deliberated on the first decade of democratic rule, acknowledged what had been accomplished,and thought aloud about the challenges that need to be addressed if ‘a better life for all’ desired to be achieved by 2014. However, the discussion…

South Africa and Israel - Different countries with common problems

This article compares Israel and South Africa, and the author limits discussion to science. Science problems between the countries are similar due to similar geopolitical locations in subtropical zones, far removed from the main stream of scientific…

Poverty Reduction Initiatives in Tanzania The State of the Arts, Challenges and Prospects

"A total of eighteen papers were presented during the two-day workshop. The papers presented during the workshop were essentially focused on the persistent problem of poverty in Tanzania with the aim of examining poverty reduction initiatives in Tan…

Governance and Socio Economic Development after the 2001 Elections : Problems and Prospects

"Seventeen papers were presented by thirteen lecturers from the University of Zambia, Copperbelt University and from the Zambia Insurance Business College Trust. The first three papers focused on issues of democracy and governance in Zambia. The fir…

Service Delivery Indicators: Pilot in Education and Health Care in Africa

"The Service Delivery Indicators ("the Indicators") provide a set of metrics for benchmarking service delivery performance in education and health in Africa to track progress across and within countries over time. The Indicators seek to enhance ac…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 8, no. 2, 1984

This issue starts with Smuts House notes of the year. It then proceeds to articles from papers delivered at the SAIIA Third International Conference on Economic Interdependence and World Order held in 1984 namely: The global community at the crossro…

Right to the Classroom: Educational Barriers for Zimbabweans in South Africa

"This report examines the obstacles to access by Zimbabwean children and students to schools and tertiary institutions in South Africa. There is a common assumption in South Africa that these children and students have no right to an education in So…

Constructive Engagement at Mid-Term

This is an address by the United States Ambassador to South Africa on industrial growth and constructive engagement. He suggests that ‘constructive engagement is a regional policy, directed not at South Africa alone, but all of Southern Africa. Prog…

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Teachers and Students on HIV and AIDS: Baseline Study Report

"The increasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Botswana has prompted the Government to come up with various strategies, among them the Teacher Capacity Building Project (TCBP). The major objectives of TCBP are a reduction in spread of HIV infection in th…

Financing Primary Education for All: Public Expenditure and Education Outcomes in Botswana

"This report presents the Botswana findings from a research project aiming to explore the relationship between public education spending and education outcomes at the primary level in developing countries. The overall project has explored this relat…

The High Costs and Consequences of Rwanda's Shift in Language Policy Reform from French to English

"Language policy in Rwanda has revolved around three languages— Kinyarwanda, the indigenous language of Rwandans, French and English: 90 percent of the population speaks Kinyarwanda; 8 percent speaks French; and, 4 percent speaks English. In the aft…

Service Delivery in Tanzania: Findings from Six Councils 2000-2003

"This report analyses data on service delivery and poverty alleviation from 2000 to 2003. The emphasis is on describing the situation at a certain point in time, in line with a baseline approach. However, much of the description is based on citizen'…

Children's Involvement in Small Business : Does it Build Youth Entrepreneurship?

"This brief summarises the findings of a study, conducted in Tanzania in 2006, that examined how children's work in small businesses impacts the development of their entrepreneurship. The study revealed that the participation of children in small bu…

Children and Vulnerability in Tanzania : A Brief Synthesis

"The intention of this paper is to highlight the key issues of children and vulnerability in Tanzania. This study underscores the importance of understanding local and circumstantial factors which determine the extent to which communities, household…

Other Facets no 25

‘Land Grabbing and Land Reform: Diamonds, Rubber and Forests in the New Liberia’ spells out the huge challenges facing the new government of Liberia following a decade and a half of brutal civil war, war fuelled mainly by looted natural resources. ‘…

Training Them to Catch Fish? Farmer Education and Training Programmes in Uganda’s Organic Agricultural Subsector

"This policy brief explores the nature of training and education activities of civil society organisations and tertiary institutions in Uganda. An internet search of the training and education activities in organic agriculture in Uganda shows overwh…

Political Governance, Conflict Management and Anti-Corruption Policies

"Mauritius is regularly cited as an example of political stability and democracy at both the regional and global level. The Mauritian model has, over the decades, ensured that each component of our complex socio‐cultural fabric is represented at the…

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