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Research-Report-Final-Logo The Research Report Show is a talk show aimed at creating awareness around research being carried out at any postgraduate level in universities around South Africa (Honours and upwards) through interviews with the respective student researchers. In some cases, this extends to South African students that are pursuing post graduate studies outside of South Africa as well, as this can to a certain extent also contribute to the South African postgraduate research landscape.

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Research Report S1 E13 – Experiences of Shame for Adolescents Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

In this final Season 1 episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 13), Tinashe chats with Vongai Munatsi about her research which explores the Experiences of Shame for Adolescents Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Shame, together with stigma, can be part of the psychosocial experience of being HIV positive. Enjoy! Alternatively, you can listen to…

Research Report S1 E12 – Infant Wheezing Illness in South Africa

In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 12), Julian chats with Michelle Ngwarai about her research on Infant Wheezing Illness. Multiple studies have investigated the association between Infant stool microbiota (bacteria) and wheezing illness, or asthma later in childhood. However, these studies were often conducted in high-income countries. In Michelle’s case,…

Research Report S1 E11 – Human Settlement in South Africa

In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 11), Tinashe chats with Busisiwe Mpembe about her research on The Current Human Settlement Situation in South Africa. This includes reviewing the policies that are currently in place and seeing what the government can include in their current policies to ensure that dignity and…

Research Report S1 E10 – Measures of Energy Poverty in South Africa

In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 10), Tinashe chats with Samson Mbewe about his research on uni-dimensional and multidimensional measures of energy poverty in South Africa. Energy poverty occurs when a household cannot afford modern energy services (electricity, oil, gas etc) and tends to have a negative effect on the…

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