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The new South Africa cannot be understood without a knowledge of the history of the UDF and its role in the transition to democracy. As Professor Gail Gerhart has written, "Without the UDF, the… (More)
BACKGROUND Randomized clinical trials have shown that medical male circumcision substantially reduces the risk of contracting HIV. However, relatively little is known about the relationship between… (More)
This article contributes methodologically and substantively to the debate over the importance of poverty, sexual behaviour and circumcision in relation to HIV infection, using panel data on young… (More)
Categorically-targeted social assistance programmes have considerable potential to reduce poverty and buttress the dignity of disadvantaged groups of people, but they can also generate tensions ove...
The Western Cape is the one part of South Africa that has experienced strong competition in democratic elections and a dramatic shift in power between political parties. Between 1994 and 2004 the… (More)
Public policies affect income inequality both directly and indirectly. The direct effects are most obvious. Redistribution through the budget, with tax revenues spent on public welfare schemes and… (More)
Because redistribution concerns ‘who gets what and from whom’, redistributive conflicts revolve around ‘who should get what and from whom’. Individuals as well as states distinguish between deservi...
DURING THE 1980'S political organisation, protest and conflict occurred on an unprecedented scale and duration in South Africa's townships. This has given rise to an extensive literature, with a… (More)