Measuring Consumption Course

Mon, 2018-06-04 09:00 to Fri, 2018-06-08 10:00
This course is targeted at researchers, postgraduate students and analysts who want the theoretical background and practical skills to analyse consumption survey data, e.g. from the Income and Expenditure Surveys or the Living Conditions Surveys. Course Content: • Measuring consumption, • The consumer demand model, • Engel curves, • Demand systems, • Social influences on consumer choice, e.g. conspicuous consumption, • Life-cycle considerations, • Puzzles in the relationship between micro- and macro-aggregates Read more...

Stata Short Course

Wed, 2018-05-30 09:00 to Fri, 2018-06-01 10:00
This short course is designed for people who wish to attend the other courses in our programme, in particular, the "Complex Social Survey Data" course or the "Measuring Economic Welfare" one, and who need to brush up on their basic Stata skills. It will also be useful for anyone who needs a basic Stata refresher. Course Content: • The Stata menu system and environment, • Opening datasets and getting descriptive statistics, • Preserving the output from a session, • Restricting commands to subsets of the data, • Regression with data, • Running commands in batches (do files), • Simple graphs. Read more...

SAICE and SAAE Joint meeting: Western Cape Drought

Tue, 2018-05-08
14:30 to 18:30
SAICE: South African Institute for Chemical Engineers SAAE: South African Academy of Engineering Joint meeting concerning the City of Cape Town's management of water during the drought, as well as the City's planning of short-term and longer-term interventions. Concerns about the Department of Water and Sanitation's management of water and their planning and implementation of future schemes will also be addressed. The meeting follows the joint SAICE/SAAE meetings held with the Premier of the Western Cape and with the Department of Water and Sanitation's Parliamentary Portfolio Committee. The lecture will be presented by: Neil Macleod (advisor to the City of Cape Town), and Gisela Kaiser (City of Cape Town Executive Director Informal Settlements, Water and Waste)  

Congratulations to Danielle on her MSc graduation

Tue, 2018-04-17 16:30 -- 01403001

Congratulations to Danielle Boyd who graduated with a M.Sc. in Statistical Ecology this month. We are proud of you Danielle!

The title of Danielle's thesis is "Fishery, population dynamics and stock assessment of geelbek (Atractoscion aequidens), a commercially important migrant fish species off the coast of South Africa"

You can read the abstract of her thesis in the full news piece...

Cuba by Liliam Tapanes Bellas

Fri, 2018-04-20 10:00
A talk with Cuban diplomat Ms Liliam Tapanes Bellas. Read more...

United States Consular General and CARA host Autism Awareness Event at the American Corner in Cape Town

Tue, 2018-04-17 12:13 -- 01423862

To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, the US Consulate in Cape Town and CARA partnered together to host a special film screening and discussion about Oscar nominated documentary, Life, Animated. The film is an inspiring story about a young man with autism and his lifelong love of Disney movies which allows him to process the world and in turn learn to communicate. It depicts his and his family's journey from early childhood to adulthood.

Ethics of Religion in and of Long Street by Dr Ala Alhourani

Wed, 2018-04-25
13:00 to 14:00
A short film screening followed by a paper presentation on Ethics of Religion in and of Long Street. The paper explores the everydayness of ethics through people’s social interactions and evaluation of themselves, of other and of Long Street. The ethnographic account of the everyday ethical life within this complex social reality reveals the complexity, temporality, unpredictability, innovation and breakdown of ethical values in and of Long Street. Historically, religion forms part of Long Street landscape, materialized as lived reality through a sensorial regime of aesthetics. Within this backdrop, the paper explores the ways in which religion responds to this new reality of Long Street, and contributes ethical values to everyday lived experiences.  Read more...

A dinner function held on 21 February at the Jonkershuis Restaurant in Constantia saw the induction of the new scholars. Photo Album.