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Human Sciences Research Council hosts strategies on South Africa's AU chairship

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HSRC's 50/90 Commemoration 2018-2020

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In 2019, the HSRC commemorated its 50th anniversary undertaking a series of critical engagements around the social and human sciences in the period April 2018 to May 2020. The engagements enabled documentation, the building of the HSRC archive, reflection, learning, appreciation, promotion in the public domain, and critical debate on the relationship between social and human science research, the state and society at large. Read more about the Commemoration.

Social cohesion: The missing link in overcoming violence and inequality?

The aim of this study is to understand the importance of strong social cohesion in the cities of Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro, which suffer from high levels of inequality, poverty, and violence. More info.


22 September 2020 | Where are we locally and internationally with Covid-19?

HSRC Chief Research Specialist and Epidemiologist Dr Musa Mabaso joins a mediated conversation on SAfm sunrise, along with Prof Alex Welte - Epidemiol....

21 September 2020 | Sinakekelwe Nkwanyana one of 200 exceptional young South Africans

HSRC PhD intern Sinakekelwe Nkwanyana has made it to the Mail & Guardian’s top 200 exceptional young South Africans. Sinakekelwe Nkwanyana ....

21 September 2020 | Stewart Ngandu appointed to Higher Education and Research chamber of education SETA

Stewart Ngandu has been appointed as a member of the Higher Education & Research Chamber of the Education, Training and Development Practices Sect....