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2023
Kruss, G. (2023) Framing science, technology and innovation measurement: 20 years of evolution towards a future agenda and participatory process. (HSRC Policy Brief, November). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/22894
This policy brief aims to contribute to the second task. How can we build on current capabilities to align indicators and measures more strongly with policy efforts to address our persistent socio-economic challenges?
2024
Mjimba, V., Masamha, B. & Ubisi, N. (2024) Policy regimes for managing diet-linked non-communicable diseases in Africa. (HSRC Policy Brief, February). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/22972
Notable dietary shifts from nutrient-dense foods to ultra-processed foods and largely sedentary lifestyles present high risks of diet-linked non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This is a threat to Africa's predominantly young population and its ability to deliver its development mandate specified in Agenda 2063.
2024
Mashamaite, P. & Achu, C. (2024) Navigating South Africas diplomatic dilemma: crafting a coherent foreign policy for engagement with transitional governments. (HSRC Policy Brief, February). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/22889
South Africa's performance in achieving the Agenda 2063 Goals, particularly in peace and security, raises questions about the country's consistency in condemning and intervening in the Unconstitutional Changes of Governments (UCGs) and the resurgence of military coups in Africa. It further challenges the African Union's (AU)…
2024
Check, N.A. (2024) Enhancing sub-regional responses to insecurity in Mali: issues, challenges, and future direction. (HSRC Policy Brief, February). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/22896
The Africa Institute of South Africa, a research Institute within the Human Sciences Research Council, conducts research, and co-ordinates HSRC's engagements in and on Africa. It conducts basic, applied policy-relevant and comparative research while seeking to build capacity and provide policy advice and implementation support…
2023
Khan, G., Maphosho, N., Makitla, D., Mohlabane, N. & Makoae, M. (2023) Strengthening and the expansion of policies for filicide prevention and responses. (HSRC Policy Brief, November). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/22756 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/22756
In South Africa, child homicides are not acknowledged as a distinct crime category but are encapsulated within the common-law crime of murder. This oversight underscores the failure to afford child homicides the requisite and unique policy attention they demand. Moreover, the neglect of sub-categories within …
2023
M. Hlongwa, A. Choko
Hlongwa, M. & Choko, A. (2023) Promoting HIV self-testing among men. (HSRC Policy Brief, December). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/22745
This policy brief outlines the key challenges deterring men from accessing HIV testing services, outlines the benefits of HIV self-testing to empower men, and makes recommendations for policymakers, health authorities, and key stakeholders to potentially close the current HIV-testing gap, highlight efficient mechanisms that…
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