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Reflections on Zimbabwe's Past as Building Blocks for its Future

"This paper seeks to reflect on the situation in Zimbabwe through the last two decades and to conclude by suggesting some policy directions for the way forward. The reflection focuses largely on local government, land, health and education sector...

Health Challenges Threaten Gains in Universal Primary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

"In recent years, Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded strong progress in universal primary education for children. The population of school-age children has increased by 20 million and the size of the out-of-school child population has been reduced ...

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 scientif...

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 brai...

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 (Pot...

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 twentie...

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 discussi...

SETA Review

Excerpt "The study serves as an attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of the SETA environment for stakeholders to collectively understand the different approaches that are being adopted by SETAs in carrying out their mandate. It is hoped that...

South Korea's education and skills development: Some lesson for Africa

"This report focuses on the phenomenal educational success of South Korea since the 1960s.The paper is divided into four parts. First, I look at the essential cultural and historical elements and assess the place of education in Korean thought an...

Determinants of Household Welfare and Poverty in Botswana, 2002/03 and 2009/10

"This paper investigates household determinants of welfare and poverty in Botswana. Using the 2002/03 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) and the 2009/10 Botswana Core Welfare Indicator Survey (BCWIS), and employing regression analysis,...

Quest for Sound Funding Policy Reform in Madagascar's Public Higher Education Sector during the Post-Crisis Years

"Five years after the coup which plunged the country into an unprecedented political and economic crisis, Madagascar is at a watershed in its history with the coming into power of a democratically elected president in February 2014. This is also a...

Implementation of the Cadetship Scheme Policy for Funding Higher Education in Zimbabwe

"In this new millennium, Zimbabwe has come up with a model of funding higher education that is known as the Cadetship Support Scheme (CSS). This policy brief presents the major findings from the study that was conducted by these authors on the sc...

Linking Universities and Marginalised Communities South African Case Studies of Innovation Focused on Livelihoods in Informal Settings

"The monograph contributes exploratory research on patterns of interaction in South African universities, with a specific focus on networks of academics and marginalised communities centred on innovation to enhance livelihoods. We describe analyt...

The African Technopolitan May 2016 Special Issue: 3D Printing Africa's Development

This issue is dedicated to different aspects and uses of 3D printing and how this technology can shape and influence Africa's development and policies. Articles included in this issue touch on the influence that 3D printing can have on medical res...

Improving the Relevance of University Training to Labour Market Demands in Africa

"This policy brief aims to inform policymakers, universities and the productive sector in African countries best policy practices and reforms that would strengthen the relationship between universities and the productive sector, while re-echoing...

Youth Political Engagement in South Africa: Beyond Student Protests

"Youth political engagement has again come into focus during ongoing nationwide “fallist” protests led by university students demanding change in South African higher education institutions. In January 2016, the Minister of Higher Education and Tr...

Promises and Realities: Taking Stock of the 3rd UN International Women's Conference

This book seeks to provide substantive reflection on the extent to which the governments of Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya have delivered on the national and international commitments to East African women. The book relates NFLS and BPFA to eight key ...

The Growth Agenda Priorities for Mass Employment and Inclusion: Skills

"The only way out of the cycle of unemployment, poverty and inequality which is undermining South Africa’s future is to achieve higher and more labour intensive levels of economic growth. Among other things, this requires dramatically expanding ...

Gender Barriers Faced by African Women in Graduate Programmes and Research in the Social Sciences

"This scoping study begins with a brief description of the state of universities in Africa, highlighting some current problems and challenges. Section II undertakes a review of literature about the role and status of female students and faculty me...

Scoping Study of Capacity Building, Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships and Training

The purpose of this study is to provide an assessment of the current scale of capacity building support for graduate research and training in the social sciences in Africa generally, but particularly in PASGR’s initial six focus countries (Ghana, ...

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