Mzantsi Wakho is a research collaboration about youth health in South Africa.

Mzantsi Wakho (‘Your South Africa’) is based in the Amathole District of the Eastern Cape. Its academic homes are Universities of Cape Town and Oxford. The study seeks to answer several research questions about youth health, with a focus on medicines-taking and sexual and reproductive health. It uses multiple methods and data sources to identify and investigate risk and resilience-promoting
factors, through linked qualitative and quantitative studies.

Latest News

Phasa 2016

September 19, 2016

Mzantsi Wakho team and SASH fellows presenting at PHASA conference in East London.

Latest Publications

Changing donor funding and the challenges of integrated HIV treatment

Nicoli Nattrass, Rebecca Hodes and Lucie Cluver

Babies for bling: Are teenage girls having children to access grants?

Rebecca Hodes, Elona Toska and Lesley Gittings

Resourcing resilience: social protection for HIV prevention amongst children and adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa

Elona Toska, Lesley Gittings, Rebecca Hodes, Lucie Cluver, Kay Govender, K. Emma Chademana and Vince Evans Gutiérrez

Get in touch

East London Office

  +27 (0) 43 721 1716.

For UCT enquiries:

  +27 (0) 21 650 4656
  Nondumiso Hlwele <>

For Oxford enquiries:

Department of Social Policy and Intervention