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ASRI is a pluralist domestic public policy institute that conducts Applied Research, Prototyping and Advocacy in the Job Creation, Nation Building, Crime and Justice, Education, and Healthcare policy sectors. ASRI conducts advocates for laws, policies and programmes, inspired by Constitutional Values, at a National, Provincial and Local level to achieve a Just and Prosperous society.
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Jill Young argues that one of the most effective ways to break the poverty and unemployment cycle is through education, however, the education system in South Africa is not working as a stepping stone to preparing South Africa’s…
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Director of Research
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As a pluralistic domestic public policy institute, ASRI commissions papers from a range of perspectives to contributing to the public disclosure, and foster discussion and debate around socio-economic policy. Statements, opinions and data contained in these publications are solely those of […]
“Much of the debate about the national minimum wage has been characterised by what can be called the ‘half a loaf is better than none’ – approach. It is seductive to think that perhaps it is better to have a bad paying job than no job at all. This view has been especially widespread in […]
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Following the recent ‘Zuma Must Fall’, anti-corruption campaigns, and the August 2016 local elections, Professor Steven Friedman in this paper argues that civil society organisations who want greater equality appear ill equipped to do so […]
RACE & IDENTITY CONTRIBUTORS
In 2020, ASRI was asked to evaluate the success of the Gauteng Together project, which was spearheaded by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.