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Sustainability hearings:
The voices of ordinary Africans

The HSRC, with the financial assistance of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) implemented in 2012/13 the project 'A Global Dialogue on Sustainable Development: Rio+20 Earth Summit'. Through participatory research a platform was provided for a number of communities, including the African voices within South Africa, to have their thoughts and concerns heard about sustainability issues, the environment and their attempts to sustain their own development.


7 January 2015 | Local is lekker: the relevance of local agricultural innovations in rural South Africa

Innovation often occurs in unexpected forms and in the least obvious places in our societies, like the informal sector. The relevance of informal inno....

19 December 2014 | Mainstreaming gender and socio-cultural inclusion in global change research

Preliminary report released on the intensive workshop hosted at the HSRC from 29-31 October 2014 where a group of diverse scholars met to not only lea....

12 December 2014 | Call for abstracts WSSF 2015, Durban, SA

  Registrations are open. For more information regarding the WSS Forum 2015 registration, please click the following link:   WSS Forum 201....