Women’s position and barriers in the South African labour market
Cultural structures and political climates have long influenced women’s participation in the labour force. While only half of the female population in South Africa are currently economically active, many prominent stakeholders agree that increasing this participation has the potential to grow, transform, and expand economies. Jessie-Lee Smith highlights HSRC researchers’ work on assessing the status… View Article

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HSRC survey reveals high levels of innovation in SA agribusinesses despite challenges

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HSRC researcher participates in global seminar on food policy coherence

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Developmental, Capable and Ethical State

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