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Dr John Reynolds

BA, BSocSc(Hons) (UCT), MSocSc, PhD (Rhodes)

E-mail: john.reynolds@ru.ac.za

Dr John Reynolds is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Sociology and Industrial Sociology at Rhodes University, where he teaches at postgraduate level and in the department’s worker education programme, which is coordinated by the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU). John established NALSU in the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Rhodes University in 2012, and served as its Head until 2019, when the unit was relocated to the Department of Sociology and a new Director was elected. Prior to the establishment of NALSU, John accumulated over twenty years of applied research, policy and facilitation experience. His work covered areas such as provincial growth and development planning, local economic development, sector and enterprise development, human resource development planning, institutional/organisational development, health systems, water resource management, water services, land reform, livelihoods, communications management, social impact assessments, and public participation facilitation. John has worked in the Eastern Cape since 2000. In that time, he has built on his previous experience in the larger South and Southern Africa to focus increasingly on social and economic development research and facilitation, policy support, and critical reflection on the limits of policy challenge in the South African state. His work in the Eastern Cape has included substantive work on the Eastern Cape Provincial Growth and Development Plan 2004-2014 (on contract to the United Nations Development Programme) and the establishment and implementation of the Thina Sinako Provincial Local Economic Development Support Programme (financed by the European Union in partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government).

John’s research interests include the state, power relations and democratic practice, social and economic systems, and development planning. Although he has authored numerous research and policy reports (including NALSU research reports), he delayed work on academic publications until after the completion of his PhD in 2014, with the exception of academic publications arising from his Honours and Master’s theses – the former in the international journal Social Science and Medicine. John’s book, Development Planning in South Africa: Provincial Policy and State Power in the Eastern Cape, was published by Zed Books, London, in 2018, and an edited book for which he is the lead editor – titled Race, Class and the Post-Apartheid Democratic State – was published by UKZN Press in 2019. 

Recent Publications:

Macleod, C.I. & Reynolds, J.H. (2021). “Human Papilloma Virus infection and cervical cancer among women who sell sex in Eastern and Southern Africa: A scoping review”. Women’s Health, 17, pp. 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1177/17455065211058349

Macleod, C.I. & Reynolds, J.H. (2021). Sexual and reproductive health amongst women who sell sex and women who inject drugs in Eastern and Southern Africa: A scoping review. Report commissioned by UNFPA. Makhanda: Rhodes University.

Macleod, C.I. & Reynolds, J.H. (2021). "Reproductive health systems analyses and the reparative reproductive justice approach: a case study of unsafe abortion in Lesotho". Global Public Health, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2021.1887317

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Macleod, C.I. & Reynolds, J. (2020). Strategic assessment of policies, programmes, and research on unintended pregnancies, contraception, unsafe abortion and abortion services in Eswatini. Report commissioned by Eswatini Ministry of Health, UNFPA and WHO. Makhanda: Rhodes University.

Macleod, C.I. & Reynolds, J. (2019). Strategic assessment of policies, programmes, and research on unintended pregnancies, contraception, unsafe abortion, and abortion services in Lesotho. Report commissioned by Lesotho Ministry of Health, UNFPA and WHO. Makhanda: Rhodes University.

Macleod, C.I. & Reynolds, J. (2019). Strategic assessment of policies, programmes, and research on unintended pregnancies, contraception, unsafe abortion and abortion services in Botswana. Report commissioned by Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness, UNFPA and WHO. Makhanda: Rhodes University.

Reynolds, J. & Van der Walt, L., eds. (2019). Strategy: Debating politics within and at a distance from the state. Labour Studies: Working Class Education Series No. 1/ 2019. Makhanda: Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit, Rhodes University.

Rogan, M. & Reynolds, J. (2019). “Trends in the working poverty rate (WPR) in post-apartheid South Africa, 1997-2012”. Development Southern Africahttps://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2019.1590181

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Reynolds, J., Fine, B. and Van Niekerk, R., eds. (2019). Race, Class and the Post-Apartheid Democratic State. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. http://www.ukznpress.co.za/

Reynolds, J. & Fine, B. (2019). “Introduction: Revisiting Harold Wolpe in post-apartheid South Africa”. In Reynolds, J., Fine, B. & Van Niekerk, R. (eds). Race, class and the post-apartheid democratic state. Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

Reynolds, J. (2019). “Challenging hegemony within the South African state”. In Reynolds, J., Fine, B. & Van Niekerk, R. (eds). Race, class and the post-apartheid democratic state. Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

Reynolds, J. (2018). Development Planning in South Africa: Provincial Policy and State Power in the Eastern Cape. London: Zed Books. https://www.zedbooks.net/shop/book/development-planning-in-south-africa/

Rogan, M. & Reynolds, J. (2018). Meeting food security needs in very poor households in the Eastern Cape: the role of own agricultural production. REDI3x3 Working Paper, February 2018. Cape Town: Research Project on Employment, Income Distribution and Inclusive Growth (REDI), SALDRU, University of Cape Town.

Rogan, M. & Reynolds, J. (2017). Food poverty, hunger and household production in rural Eastern Cape households. REDI3x3 Working paper 29, February 2017. Cape Town: Research Project on Employment, Income Distribution and Inclusive Growth (REDI), SALDRU, University of Cape Town.

Rogan, M. & Reynolds, J. (2016). “Schooling Inequality, Higher Education and the Labour Market: Evidence from a Graduate Tracer Study in the Eastern Cape, South Africa”. Development Southern Africa, 33 (3): 343-360.

Reynolds, J. (2016). “Neil Aggett: A man of the people”. Book review published in PINS [Psychology in Society], 50, 105-107.

Rogan, M. & Reynolds, J. (2015). Schooling inequality, higher education and the labour market: evidence from a graduate tracer study in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. ISER Working Paper No. 2015/3. Grahamstown: Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University. [Also published as LMIP Working Paper 2 and findings presented at the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) 59th World Assembly held on 19-22 June 2015 in Tokyo, Japan]

Rogan, M. & Reynolds, J. (2015). The Working Poor in South Africa, 1997-2012, ISER Working Paper No. 2015/4. [Findings presented at the World Social Science Forum (WSSF) 2015 held on 13-16 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa.]

Rogan, M. and Reynolds, J. (2015). Annual Eastern Cape Labour Market Review 2015. NALSU Research Report 3. Grahamstown: Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit, Rhodes University

Rogan, M. and Reynolds, J. (2014). Annual Eastern Cape Labour Market Review 2014. NALSU Research Report 2. Grahamstown: Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit, Rhodes University

Reynolds, J. (2013). Foundational overview of the Eastern Cape labour market. NALSU Research Report 1. Grahamstown: Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit, Rhodes University

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