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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…

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…

Zambia - 1968

Zambia had, by committing without reservation to sanctions against Rhodesia, damaged its economy and caused deteriorating relations with Britain. Although the UN recommended severing economic relations with Rhodesia, Zambia continued importing essen…

A Strategy for Graduate Training In Economics for Africans

"Three principal conclusions were drawn from the research : 1)research programmes needed to take account, through appropriate adjustments in modalities and procedures of a deteriorating environment. Below subsistence salaries, increased teaching and…

Efficiency of Microenterprises in the Nigerian Economy

"This study investigates the efficiency of microenterprises in the Nigerian economy, using cross sectional data collected on 180 microenterprises selected from block-making, metalfabricating and sawmilling occupational groups. Quantitative estimates…

Female Participation in the Labour Market: The Case of the Informal Sector in Kenya

"This study investigated the factors determining the participation of women in informal sector activities given a range of other available labour market options. The results show that education is one of the important factors determining women’s pa…

Graduate Training in Economics in Nigeria and Ghana

"The study focuses on the conditions for graduate training in Nigeria and Ghana, support for graduate training being pursued both within the region and overseas, and the likely requirements for graduate African economists for research, teaching, pol…

Impact Evaluation of Service Delivery Programs: Methods and Concepts for Impact Assessments in Basic Education, Health, Water and Sanitation

"This paper is an introduction and, to some extent, a practical guide for researchers and practitioners interested in impact evaluation in education, health, water and sanitation. However,since the methods and concepts dealt with in this paper do n…

Australian-South African Relations

This Background briefing is a revised version of an address given by Dr T B Millar at Jan Smuts house. The relationship between South Africa and Australia is the focus point of the briefing and looks at relations with regard to travel, sports, civi…

Private Returns to Higher Education in Nigeria

"The study endeavours to determine the relationship between years of schooling and earnings (rate of return) in Nigeria. The effect of the amount of time in the labour force on earnings is also examined and an attempt made to highlight and calculat…

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