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Research outputs: POLICY FORMULATION

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2013 Towards a social cohesion barometer for South Africa

A familiar scene erupted on 14 August 2012 when 350 people of the Khayelitsha community in Cape Town came out in protest against poor housin...

2013 Use what you have to get what you need: the appropriateness of TIMSS to appraise and inform policy

Education is a key priority in the country, and outcome one in the presidential delivery agreements. It is therefore important to use reliab...