The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 29 titles
Broadcasting

Broadcasting Democracy
Radio and Identity in South Africa

The media play a key role in post-apartheid South Africa and is often positioned at the centre of debates around politics, identity and culture. Media, such as radio, are often said to also play a role in deepening democracy, while simultaneously holding the power to frame political events, shape public discourse and impact citizens’ perceptions of reality. Broadcasting Democracy: Radio and Identity in South Africa provides an exciting look into the diverse world of South African radio, exploring how various radio formats and stations play a role in constructing post-apartheid identities. At the centre of the book is the argument that various types of radio stations represent autonomous systems of cultural activity, and are ‘consumed’ as such by listeners. In this sense, it argues that South African radio is ‘broadcasting democracy’. Broadcasting Democracy will be of interest to media scholars and radio listeners alike.

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Format : 198mm x 148mm
Pages : 184
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2542-8
Publish Year : November 2017
Rights : World Rights
Price R 180.00
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Changing Social Policy
The Child Support Grant in South Africa

An important historical record of one part of post-apartheid South Africas policymaking, Changing Social Policy in South Africa charts the generation of the Report of the Lund Committee, which ultimately resulted in the establishment of the Child Support Grant (CSG) in post-apartheid South Africa.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 168
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2200-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2200-7
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights
Price R 165.00
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Constructing a democratic developmental state in South Africa
Potentials and challenges

The social and economic successes of Asia have drawn global attention to the developmental state as a possible model for developing countries. In South Africa, many, including government, see this as a possible panacea to the country's social, economic and institutional crises. However, a government committing itself to constructing a developmental state is one thing; actually implementing the necessary institutional and policy reforms to bring that into reality is another.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 336
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2333-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2333-2
Publish Year : 2010
Rights : World Rights
Price R 242.00
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Coping Strategies of the Unemployed

In this report, the responses of almost 2 000 unemployed individuals in South Africa in a survey conducted in six provinces are considered. The results are supported by the findings of several local and international research projects on job creation. Strategies to optimise the impact of job creation efforts are also suggested.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 110
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1922-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1922-9
Publish Year : 1999
Rights : World Rights
Price R 137.00
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Cost Recovery and the Crisis of Service Delivery in South Africa

Based on case studies from a number of South African municipalities, this groundbreaking publication examines cost recovery and its implications for service delivery  in South Africa. This study looks at how cost recovery affects access to services, affordability and privatisation. Alternatives to cost recovery are also explored.

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Format : 168mm x 245mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 208
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1997-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1997-7
Publish Year : 2002
Rights : World Rights
Price R 180.00
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Democracy and Delivery
Urban Policy in South Africa

Democracy and Delivery: Urban Policy in South Africa tells the story of urban policy and its formulation in South Africa. As such, it provides an important resource for present and future urban policy processes.

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Format : 168mm x 240mm
Pages : 344
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2156-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2156-7
Publish Year : 2006
Rights : World Rights
Price R 231.00
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Democracy South Africa:
Evaluating the 1999 election

Since 1994 the HSRC has conducted public opinon surveys to determine shifting patterns of support and perceptions of social issues and democracy. These surveys are condicted on a randomly selected national sample od 2200 adults. In addition the HSRC also conducts election studies.

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Format : 145mm x 210mm
Pages : 146
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1945-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1945-8
Publish Year : 1999
Price R 137.00
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The Development Decade?
Economic and social change in South Africa, 1994-2004

Covering a breadth if issues, the international developement specialists who have contributed to this volume significantly deepen our understanding of the key socio-economic issues in the first decade of South Africa's democratic Governance. Locating the South African challenges within a broader international perspective, the issues covered include all the major economic growth challenges confronting South Africa - employment, industrial policy, urban governance, the informal economy - and the social challenges of poverty , inequality, HIV/AIDS and health policy. The key development debates of the post-apartheid era are outlined and the success or otherwise of a decade of reform and experimentation is considered.

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Format : 168mm x 240mm
Pages : 484
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2123-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2123-9
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 297.00
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Directory of Human Rights Organisations

The directory aims to include all human rights organisations in South Africa including civil, political, economic, religious, cultural and environmental bodies. With information on whom to contact in the event of a perceived human rights violation, the directory will be of use to members of the public as well as human rights researchers.

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Format : 208mm x 292mm
Pages : 184
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1905-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1905-2
Publish Year : 1999
Price R 149.00
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Electoral politics in South Africa
Assessing the first democratic decade

This comprehensive volume brings together contributions and diverse opinions from leading and emerging South African and international scholars to assess the quality of democracy and the electoral process in South Africa over the past ten years, with particular emphasis on the 2004 elections. The book speaks to a broad range of topics, all linked through the electoral theme, which get to the heart of many issues in contemporary South African politics.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 310
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2170-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2170-3
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 231.00
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Empowerment through Service Delivery

The primary aim of Empowerment through Service Delivery is to critically appraise the challenges facing infrastructure and service delivery in South Africa. The secondary aim is to assess, evaluate and analyse perceptions of infrastructure and service delivery since 1994. An array of case studies drawn from various provinces and diverse rural and urban settings is presented. The analysis of infrastructure and service delivery goes beyond just providing 'statistics', which are often used uncritically. Empowerment through Service Delivery brings together both qualitative and quantitative analyses, covering various sectors such as water, electricity, transport, education, health, human resources and local economic development.

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Format : 210mm x 150mm (Soft Cover)
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1951-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1951-9
Publish Year : 2000
Rights : World Rights
Price R 275.00
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The Evolving Spatial Form of Cities in a Globalising World Economy:
Johannesburg and So Paulo

The use, management and regulation of urban space comes under the spotlight in this occasional paper that highlights a new kind of global urban form, 'postmodern urbanism'. The author uses two aspirant world-class cities, Johannesburg and So Paulo, to describe the spatial fragmentation of the urban landscape.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 68
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2072-9 (D&G 5)
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2072-0
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 98.00