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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.


22 September 2014 | HSRC launches geomap of its cooperation agreements

Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) are written agreements between the HSRC and other parties which record common intent to undertake a project or worki....

16 September 2014 | Medellin: from violent city to one of innovation and social cohesion

A city that has cut its murder rate ten-fold over the last 20 years and was lauded as the most innovative in the world in 2013 is worth taking serious....

16 September 2014 | Improving services for young children in communities with high HIV rates

An HSRC team led by Professor Linda Richter was commissioned to develop a monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) platform that would contribute to ....