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PESA Charl Swart

Charl Swart

Charl is an Editor at PESA, an independent research think-tank advancing knowledge that enables regional integration in SADC and to developing policies for a secure, prosperous and unified Africa. Charl joined PESA in 2018 and helped the organisation become the premier resource for political economy analysis, regional integration and policy dialogues in SADC.

As an Editor, Charl focuses on ensuring that PESA publishes accessible research and analysis to promote SADC regional integration and sustainable development in Africa. He also evaluates argumentation and coherence of all PESA publications; ensuring that all our research meets our rigorous internal professionalism and credibility requirements. A champion of PESA’s vision, Charl has edited a number of publications. He has interests in regional integration and his passion is focused on Governance and Civil Society.

Charl is a Political Scientist specialising in constitutional democracy. His research interests and are in the constitutional democracy, public health and HIV/AIDS, and higher education in South Africa. He brings experience from postdoctoral fellowships at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University. Charl received his B.A. and his PhD in Political Science from Stellenbosch University.
Climate Change and Adaptation in SADC

Climate Change and Adaptation in SADC

The April 2020 issue focuses on assessing the impact of climate change and evaluating the effectiveness of regional systems and national responses to the crisis in SADC – What is ...
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Trade and Regional Integration in SADC

Trade and Regional Integration in SADC

The November 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of trade performance in SADC – What are the levels of intra-regional trade in SADC? What are the main goods traded ...
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Youth Unemployment and Empowerment in SADC

Youth Unemployment and Empowerment in SADC

The July 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of youth empowerment in SADC - What is the current state of youth unemployment and youth development in SADC? How do ...
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Public Debt and Government Finances in SADC

Public Debt and Government Finances in SADC

The April 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of public debt in SADC and what needs to be done to retain debt sustainability in the future - Why do ...
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Political Conflict and Development in SADC

Political Conflict and Development in SADC

The January 2019 issue focuses on the history of conflict and political instability in SADC, and its impact on economic growth and development - What is the overall history of political ...
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Charl has also published some work in books, through conference presentations, and in peer-reviewed journals. See some of most recent works below:

  • Swart, C., Confraria, H. & Blanckenberg, J. 2020. ‘Which Factors Influence International Research Collaboration in Africa?’, in Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals, M. Ramutsindela & D. Mickler (eds.), Springer Nature Switzerland AG: Basel. Available At: https://link.springer.com/.
  • Swart, C., Confraria, H. & Blanckenberg, J. 2018. ‘The Characteristics of Highly Cited Researchers in Africa’, Research Evaluation, Vol. 27, Issue 3. Available At: https://doi.org/.
  • Swart, C., Beaudry, C., Mouton, J., Prozesky, H. & Treptow, R. 2018. ‘Research Design and Methodology’, in The Next Generation of Scientists in Africa, C. Beaudry, J. Mouton, & H. Prozesky (eds.). Available At: http://www.africanminds.co.za/.
  • Swart, C., Mouton, J., Botha, J., Boshoff, N., Prozesky, H., Treptow, R., Redelinghuys, R., Ford, K., van Niekerk, M. & Visagie, A. 2018. Building a Cadre of Emerging Scholars for Higher Education in South Africa, Department of Science and Technology: Pretoria. Available At: https://www.dst.gov.za/.
  • Swart, C. & Blanckenberg, J. 2018. ‘Citation Time Windows Based on Citation Frequency Profiles of Basic Recognised Work’, STI 2018 Conference Proceedings. Available At: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/.
  • Swart, C. 2017. ‘The Rule of Law and Democracy in South Africa: Contending Interpretations of Core Concepts’, in Modern State, Development, Capacity and Institutions, D. Lambrechts & P. Fourie (eds.), SUN Media: Stellenbosch. Avialable At: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/.
  • Swart, C. & Fourie, P. 2017. ‘South Africa’s HIV and Aids Response: Two Scenarios Towards 2019’, in Modern State, Development, Capacity and Institutions, D. Lambrechts & P. Fourie (eds.), SUN Media: Stellenbosch. Avialable At: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/.
  • Swart, C., Simfukwe, P. & Van Wyk, B. 2017. ‘Perceptions, Attitudes and Challenges About Obesity and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Among Health Workers in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal Province’, African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 1. Available At: https://phcfm.org/.
  • Swart, C., Du Toit, P. & Teuteberg, S. 2016. South Africa and the Case for Renegotiating the Peace, SUN Media: Stellenbosch. Avaliable At: https://africansunmedia.store.it.si/.
  • Swart, C., Okma, K. & Arora, R. 2016. ‘Improving Health and Access to Health Care in South Africa and India’, Policy in Focus, Vol. 13, Issue 1. Available At: https://ipcig.org/.
  • Swart, C. and Fourie, P. 2015. ‘South Africa’s AIDS Governance: Two Scenarios Towards 2019’, Development, Vol. 57, Issue 3-4. Available At: https://link.springer.com/.
  • Swart, C. and Fourie, P. 2015. ‘The Epistemology of AIDS in South Africa: Lessons from Three Scenario Projects’, African Journal of AIDS Research, Vol. 14, Issue 2. Available At: https://www.tandfonline.com/.

 

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