Poverty and Inequality Node
- Understanding the causes of structural poverty as opposed to transitory poverty or increased vulnerability to becoming poor.
- The impact of shocks on transitory poverty for individuals, households and communities.
- The role of access to social networks or social capital in potentially overcoming some of the deficiencies of markets.
- The interaction between one-way and two-way (oscillating) migration and poverty and inequality.
- The inter-generational transmission of poverty.
The Mellon Foundation renewed the original grant made in 2001 (which was reported on in the previous SALDRU review) with a further amount of $300 000 in 2004 to cover the period 2004/5 to 2006/7. The committee appointed to oversee the award decided to commission individual reports on poverty and migration in each of the nine provinces between census years 1970 and 2001.
Papers and Publications
- Shackleton, C., Timmermans, H., Nongwe, N., Harmer, N. and Palmer. R. (2004) “Direct Use Values of Non-Timber Forest products at Ntubeni and Cwebe on the Transkei Wild Coast” Rhodes University, Institute for Social and Economic Research Research Report No. 12.
- Lund, F. and Ardington, C. (2006) "Employment Status, Security and the Management of Risk: a study of workers in Kwamsane, KwaZulu-Natal". SALDRU Working Paper 02.
- van Wyk, S. and Wilson, D. (2006) “Utilisation of Commonages for Sustainable Tourism Opportunities for the poor in Namaqualand, South Africa” SALDRU Working Paper No. 04.
- Yu, D. and Nieftagodien, S. (2007) “Poverty and Migration: Evidence from the Khayelitsha/Mitchell’s Plain Area” SALDRU Working Paper No. 11.
- Hunter, N. (2005) “An Assessment of How Government’s Care Policy is working in Practice: Findings from KwaZulu-Natal” University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Development Studies Working Paper No. 42.
- Mfono, Z., Ndlovu, P., Mlisa., L. and Duma, S. (2008) “Directional trends in rural poverty in the Eastern Cape Province: Changes during the first ten years of South African democracy” Development Southern Africa 25 (1).
- Braathen, E. and Khandlela, M. (2005) “Local Politics of Conflict: The Transformation of a township in Durban/eThekwini” Presented at NFU Annual Conference, Norway, June.
- Duncan M. (2006) “Chronic Poverty: occupation as the catalyst for change” 14th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Sydney.
- Fourie, M. (2006) “Poverty, Disability and Occupation: The Occupations of Chronically Poor Women” International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Sydney.
- Watson, R. (2006) “Poverty, Disability and Occupation” International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Sydney.