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  • With each subsequent Wave, SALDRU commissioned a set of Discussion Papers; these analytical papers continue to focus on some of the important socio-economic issues in South Africa.
  • During 1992 the World Bank approached the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), School of Economics, University of Cape Town, to coordinate a study in South Africa called the Project on Statistics ...

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  • Southern African Labour and Development Unit (2017-02)
    This factsheet was developed as a compendium to the F(r)ee Higher Education sheet. Recognizing that NSFAS loans are currently the government’s key strategy to facilitate higher education access among low-income students, ...
  • School of Economics, University of Cape Town (2017-02)
    In October 2016, students’ request for free higher education again dominated South Africa’s political and public agenda. In an attempt to facilitate and contribute to the much-needed conversations on the topic, students ...
  • Finn, Arden; Leibbrandt, Murray (2016-08)
    We analyse the determinants of South Africans moving into and out of poverty over the first four waves of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) for the years 2008 to 2014/2015. We focus on the balanced panel of NIDS ...

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