A place and time for a gerontology journal


Although the journal's focus is on gerontology in southern Africa, it is hoped that authors in other parts of Africa and overseas will contribute to the journal. Important practical and policy lessons can be learnt from colleagues working in other parts of the world. In the past policy formulation in South Africa has suffered because of a lack of an international perspective. Alternative options and solutions pioneered in other countries may find new applications in South Africa during the transformation period. It is important that new knowledge, both indigenous and from abroad, be brought to gerontologists and researchers in the region. To this end the journal has an important role to play.


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