The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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A Description Selected Interventions for the Care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation

If you are sitting in a South African school or university right now, you need to put aside 1948 and "Bantu Education" as a primary target of enquiry – these were little more than steps along a road that was already paved – and study when, where and how your institution came into being in the first place. This book joins the growing body of work (much of it by South African scholars) displacing the many mind-numbingly dull texts loaded with assumptions and logics that, in the case of South Africa, reify a simplified colonial explanation of the past. Generations of students, educators and policymakers have suffered enough through tedious though inaccurate history books disguised as dispassionate, impartial views of "the facts."

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Format : 215mm x 275mm
Pages : 24
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2065-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2065-2
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 98.00
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Development, Health and the Environment
Factors influencing infant and child survival in South Africa

This occasional paper is an analysis of the health, environmental and socio-economic factors influencing infant and child survival amongst South Africa's African and coloured population.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 36
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2076-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2076-8
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 98.00
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Disability and Social Change
A South African agenda

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This powerful volume represents the broadest engagement with disability issues in South Africa yet. Themes include theoretical approaches to and representations of disability, governmental and civil society responses to disability, aspects of education as these pertain to the oppression / liberation of disabled people, social security for disabled people, the complex politics permeating service provision relationships, and consideration of disability in relation to human spaces - physical, economic and philosophical.

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Format : 168mm x 240mm
Pages : 452
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2137-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2137-6
Price R 220.00
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Doctors in a Divided Society
The profession and education of medical practitioners in South Africa

Many of the goals of South Africas new democracy depend on the production of professionals who have not only the knowledge and skills to make our country globally competitive, but also a commitment to working and living here. Despite numerous reforms, the South African health system, ten years into democracy, remains divided: first world private care that ranks with middle income countries internationally at the one end, and at the other extreme, in the rural public sector in particular, conditions that are superior only to the poorest of African countries. Much work has been done to change medical school curricula in line with the primary health-care focus of government policy, and international trends towards problem-based learning. The student profile in medical schools is now not only more representative of the demographics of South Africa, but also reveals a significant increase in female students. Whether these students will stay in the country after graduating, and serve where they are needed most, remains to be seen. 

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 128
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2153-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2153-6
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 170.00
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Exploring the challenges of HIV/AIDS
Seminar proceedings

This book contains the presentations and discussions delivered with partners by the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA) Network of the HSRC at the two satellite sessions of the 16th International AIDS Conference, held in Toronto, Canada. Both sessions engaged with the urgent theme of the conference: Time to deliver. The first section of the book, entitled Managing the complexity of the HIV/AIDS challenge in sub-Saharan Africa includes a selection of presentations on current trends, studies and focuses within the fight against the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The second section, entitled Missing the women: Examining key challenges in policy responses to HIV/AIDS presents an in-depth paper on this subject, including recommended steps of action in taking these issues forward and a discussion in response by four panellists.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm
Pages : 80
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2194-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2194-9
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 115.00
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Families and Households in Post-apartheid South Africa
Socio-demographic Perspectives

Given that the institution of the family interfaces with other social institutions in any society, the political, social and economic transformations resulting through colonialism and apartheid in South Africa are likely to have affected families and their residential dimension, the household, for all cultural groups. But studies of families and households before the democratic transition in 1994 were limited by the political economy of apartheid in general, and more specifically, by inadequate quantitative socio-economic data.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm
Pages : 248
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2190-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2190-1
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 191.00
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Fertility
Current South African issues of poverty, HIV/AIDS & youth. Seminar proceedings

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This collaborative volume details fertility trends in post-apartheid South Africa. Based on a 2002 conference, topics include the country's demographic fertility profile, determinants of fertility-related behaviours in the context of HIV/AIDS settings such as sexual initiation and contraceptive use and broader regional fertility issues.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 144
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2035-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2035-5
Publish Year : 2003
Price R 125.00
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Financing South Africa's National Health System through National Health Insurance
Possibilities and Challenges (Colloquium Proceedings)

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The provision of universal access to healthcare, a right enshrined in the South African Constitution, is the responsibility of government. Although much progress has been made towards the creation of a national health system which makes 'access to health for all' a reality, much remains to be done.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 64
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2235-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2235-9
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights
Price R 98.00
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The Health of Our Educators
A focus on HIV/AIDS in South African public schools

Education is an essential ingredient of the socio-economic development of any country, and educators are a vital part of any nation's educational system. If educators are sick, or absent from school, or leave the profession, the nation stands to lose. Yet the health status of our educators may go unknown. Prior to this report, there were no primary level South African national data assessing the ill-health and attrition of educators. Rumours about their ill-health and reasons for attrition abounded. It is for this reason that the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) decided to commission the HSRC-led consortium to conduct this nation-wide research assessing the health status and attrition of our educators, with a focus on HIV/AIDS and its determinants.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 200
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2101-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2101-7
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 145.00
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HIV Risk Exposure Among Young Children
A study of 2-9 year olds served by public health facilities in the Free State, South Africa

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South Africa has, until now, focused its HIV prevention efforts on youth and adults, and now needs to expand its focus to include children.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 112
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2099-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2099-7
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 125.00
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HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Report of the Colloquium 26-27 November 2003

This report details the findings of a colloquium held in November 2003 which presented HIV/AIDS policy research conducted by the HSRC in projects across Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. The colloquium also focused on the status of orphaned and vulnerable children in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 24
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2068-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2068-3
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 98.00
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HIV/AIDS, Stigma and Children
A literature review

HIV/AIDS-related stigma has been recognised as a key problem that needs to be addressed in HIV/AIDS interventions with adults. The literature on children and HIV/AIDS is extensive, as is the literature on HIV/AIDS related stigma, but specific research on HIV/AIDS-related stigma and children is relatively sparse. This title provides a review of the available literature in this regard.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm
Pages : 88
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2188-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2188-8
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 115.00