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6 March 2017 | Africa Check
Speaking to Talk Radio 702’s Xolani Gwala, South Africa’s deputy minister of telecommunications and postal services responded to a campaign that had people on Twitter and in parliament demanding that #datamustfall. Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize said that decisive steps have to be taken by both government and the private sector to create incentives that promote affordable data. Read more...
2 March 2017 | GroundUp
Contrary to some popular myths, the child support grant does not discourage women from looking for jobs. The grant makes it easier for them to look for better jobs, as Alessandro Tondini found in his research.
In the policy discourse on the child support grant, the well-being of the child is often the first concern. Less emphasis has been placed on the employment conditions of the mother. However, improving the long-term job prospects of the mother may be the most effective way to help the child. Read more...
We require an experienced Senior Manager of Operations for the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS). SALDRU is the implementing agency for the NIDS on behalf of The Presidency. The project tracks and interviews 30,000 individuals on an ongoing basis and conducts in-person interviews with them at two yearly intervals. The fieldwork is outsourced. This is a contract post,initially until 31st August 2018 with a possibility of extension for repeated further 2-year funding cycles. Closing date for applications is 28 March 2017. View the full advert and job description.
SALDRU is the implementing agency for the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) on behalf of The Presidency. This project tracks and interviews 30,000 individuals on an ongoing basis and conducts in-person interviews with them at two yearly intervals. For this exciting project, we now require a Data Quality Manager to ensure our datasets are complete, accurate, useable and timely. Closing date for applications is 27 March 2017. View the full advert and job description.
There will be no SALDRU seminar on Wednesday 29 March 2017.
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Lauren Graham and Ariane De Lannoy
Murray Leibbrandt and James Levinsohn
Nicola Branson and Tanya Byker
Ingrid Woolard, Rebecca Metz, Gabriela Inchauste, Nora Lustig and Mashekwa Maboshe