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Postdoctoral research position available

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to join our team, based at the University of the Western Cape. We are seeking a Global South-experienced researcher with interests in interdisciplinary research and experience a relevant … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Community Engagement In South Africa: The Time Is Now

Written by Dr Gill Black, Co-Director of the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation and Co-I on this project, Gill gives us insights into what is needed for short-term and long-term engagement with Covid-19 in South Africa. Read the article here.

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Opening sites for 20,000 new informal traders will help offset economic ravages of Covid-19

“If municipal authorities used the legislative and management tools they already possess to open just one new street trading site in each middle-class suburb in their jurisdiction, this would collectively represent thousands of new trading opportunities and markets for street … Continue reading

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A free-to-use COVID-19 app is the best way to reach marginalised communities

Priorities have been set to address Covid-19 in South Africa. But a dedicated effort to engage marginalised communities on the disease and its prevention is absent. There is an urgency to fill this gap through a focused, accurate and reliable … Continue reading

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600 interviews completed

Between April to July 2020, we successfully completed Phase 1 of the project activities, and undertook 600 telephonic/socially-distant interviews using the digital data collection platform ComCare. There were 200 interviews undertaken in each of the three sites – Sweet Home … Continue reading

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Project launch

On Friday 20th November 2020, the University of Stirling announced that the UKRI GCRF Water and Fire: Enhancing Capacity and Reducing Risk through 15 ‘Best Bets’ for Transformative Adaptation with Vulnerable Residents on the Cape Flats, a project working with marginalised … Continue reading

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