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2022
W. Lunga, P. Tirivanhu, F. Muromo, M. Nkosi, T. Ramaphakela, Y. Majikijela
Lunga, W., Tirivanhu, P., Muromo, F., Nkosi, M., Ramaphakela, T. & Majikijela, Y. (2022) Covid-19 and inequality in South Africa: what do we know?. (HSRC Policy Brief, December). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19685 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19685 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19685
Countries that have had more recent experiences in responding to epidemics have been better prepared to…
2022
K.N. Mngomezulu, C. Ndinda
Mngomezulu, K.N. & Ndinda, C. (2022) Incorporating the consumption of traditional and indigenous fruit and vegetables into National Department of Health diabetes mellitus management plan in Louwsburg. (HSRC Policy Brief, December). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19683
Existing literature suggests that the consumption of fruit and vegetables is not only important for general…
2022
J. Borel-Saladin, I-h. Petersen
Borel-Saladin, J. & Petersen, I-h. (2022) Boosting innovation in small informal businesses through collaboration. (HSRC Policy Brief, December). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19682
Small businesses in the informal economy drive employment, but they struggle to thrive. They are particularly vulnerable to shocks due to major events such as the Covid pandemic. A recent study by researchers at the Human Sciences Research Council shows that innovation can help these businesses survive and grow.…
2022
V. Macotha, M. Mabaso, A. Cloete, N. Naqui, P. Murangadi, K. Sobane, S. Jooste, N. Zungu
Macotha, V., Mabaso, M., Cloete, A., Naqui, N., Murangadi, P., Sobane, K., Jooste, S. & Zungu, N. (2022) Self-reported stigma and equity of healthcare service delivery for people living with HIV who use drugs in South Africa. (HSRC Policy Brief, November). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19654
Drawing from the recently completed 2020-2021 Stigma Index 2.0 study [1], this policy brief describes the stigma and discrimination reported by people living with HIV (PLHIV) who self-reported ever using drugs (like marijuana (dagga) or methamphetamines) and makes recommendations for reforms in the current policies and their…
2022
T. Hart, M. Wickenden, S. Thompson, Y.D. Davids, Y. Majikijela, M. Ngungu, T. Rubaba, N. Molongoana
Hart, T., Wickenden, M., Thompson, S., Davids, Y.D., Majikijela, Y., Ngungu, M., Rubaba, T. & Molongoana, N. (2022) Experiences of people with disabilities during Covid-19 in South Africa: the exacerbation of disadvantage. (HSRC Policy Brief, April). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19435 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19435
This policy brief presents some of the economic and social well-being experiences and perceptions of people…
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