Poverty, social and health issues

Ammunition for the ‘War on Poverty’ in South Africa

Ingle, M (2011), Ammunition for the ‘War on Poverty’ in South Africa, African Journal of Business Management 5(30):11749-11755.   Abstract Poverty is a multi-faceted phenomenon that goes beyond mere paucity of income. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reflects an understanding of poverty as human deprivation by including indices for health and education in its Human Development […]

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An Evaluation of a Family Support Programme incorporating Early Childhood Development

Marais, L, Ingle, M, Skinner, D, Sigenu, K (2012), An Evaluation of a Family Support Programme incorporating Early Childhood Development, in the southern Free State, Acta Academica, 44(1):86-121.   This article details the evaluation of an NGO Family Support Programme (FSP) that was implemented in the southern Free State’s Kopanong local municipality. The FSP is […]

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Are youth being left to play in the dust?

Williams, G and Atkinson, D (2009), Are youth being left to play in the dust?  An assessment of sports programmes and facilities in a small South African town. Commonwealth Youth and Development, vol. 7(1), pp. 70-84.   Journal can be accessed at: http://reference.sabinet.co.za/document/EJC30887, or contact the author at karoo@intekom.co.za.   Abstract Sport programmes are increasingly […]

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Household Food Security and Hunger in Rural and Urban Communities in the Free State Province

Walsh, C, van Rooyen, F (2015), Household Food Security and Hunger in Rural and Urban Communities in the Free State Province, South Africa, Ecology of Food and Nutrition, vol. 54, Issue 2. To purchase this article, click on http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03670244.2014.964230#.VP2JQek5DIU or request the item via ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270343362_Household_Food_Security_ and_Hunger_in_Rural_and_Urban_Communities_in_the_Free_State_Province_South_Africa or contact walshcm@ufs.ac.za.   Abstract Household food security […]

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Klein plattelandse gemeentes as ruimtes om brûe na die hele gemeenskap te bou

Schoeman, K and Van Schalkwyk, C (2013), Klein plattelandse gemeentes as ruimtes om brûe na die hele gemeenskap te bou: ’n Prakties-teologiese ondersoek (Small rural congregations as spaces where bridges can be built to the rest of the community: A practical-theological inquiry), Litnet Akademies, vol. 10, no. 3.   Opsomming  Klein plattelandse dorpies bestaan gewoonlik uit […]

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Risk-factor profiles for chronic diseases of lifestyle and metabolic syndrome in an urban and rural setting in South Africa

Van Zyl, S, Van der Merwe, L, Walsh, CM, Groenewald, AJ, Van Rooyen, FC (2010), Risk-factor profiles for chronic diseases of lifestyle and metabolic syndrome in an urban and rural setting in South Africa , African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine; Vol 4, No 1 (2012), 10 pages. doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v4i1.346.   Background: Chronic […]

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Shale Gas Development in the Central Karoo – Impacts on Human Health

This Chapter of the scientific assessment focused on potential health impacts of four different shale gas development (SGD) scenarios. The status quo represents Scenario 0 (Reference Case), exploratory drilling representing Scenario 1 (Exploration Only), moderate drilling representing Scenario 2 (Small Gas), and lastly high gas production representing Scenario 3 (Big Gas). The scope of the […]

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Staging and haematological abnormalities of HIV-infected persons in the rural Free State Province of South Africa

Groenewald AJ, Walsh CM, van Wyk HJ, van Zyl S and van der Merwe LJ (2011), Staging and haematological abnormalities of HIV-infected persons in the rural Free State Province of South Africa.2011.  African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, vol 3, no. 1. Doi:10.4102/phcfm.v3i1.222.   Introduction  The five countries with the highest HIV […]

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The significance if the local trade in natural resource products for livelihoods and poverty alleviation in South Africa

Sheona Shackleton “The significance if the local trade in natural resource products for livelihoods and poverty alleviation in South Africa” (2005) Department of Environmental Science Faculty of Science RHODES UNIVERSITY   ABSTRACT What role can the commercialisation of natural resource products play in the efforts to reduce poverty and vulnerability and how can this be enhanced? With poverty alleviation at […]

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Urbanisation and the future urban agenda in South Africa

Atkinson, D and Marais, L (2006), “Urbanisation and the future urban agenda in South Africa” in Democracy and Delivery: Urban policy in South Africa, edited by Richard Tomlinson and Udesh Pillay, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. The book can be downloaded for free at: http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/product.php?productid=2153   Democracy and Delivery: Urban Policy in South Africa tells the […]

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