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2021 Informal backyard housing development at a crossroads

Townships in Gauteng and the Western Cape are abuzz with construction activity as homeowners respond to the need for housing by building and...

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2021 Critiquing the ethics review process in the 2019 Nieuwoudt et al. study on the impact of age and education on cognitive functioning among coloured South African women

In April 2019, Nieuwoudt et al. published an article on the impact of age and education on cognitive functioning among coloured women in the...

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2021 Analysing the contribution of urban agriculture towards urban household food security in informal settlement areas

Rapid urban growth due to unprecedented rural-urban migration is putting pressure on urban food systems. The general impression is that hous...

2020 Alcohol outlet density and deprivation in six towns in Bergrivier municipality before and after legislative restrictions

In 2016, after the Western Cape Liquor Act was enacted, alcohol outlets were mapped in the six towns from a previous 2008 study to determine...