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HSRC's 50/90 Commemoration 2018-2020

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In 2019, the HSRC commemorates its 50th anniversary and is undertaking a series of critical engagements around the social and human sciences in the period April 2018 to May 2020. The engagements will enable 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.

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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.


21 November 2019 | A pilot LIAT community of practice to stimulate local economic development through innovation launched

On 15 November 2019, a diversity of local and national stakeholders, which included representatives from participating universities and municipalities....

19 November 2019 | Refugees evicted from camp outside UN offices in Brooklyn: An outcry for social protection and justice

The evictions that ended the month-long refugees’ protest on suburban pavements focus attention on the plight of such communities in South Afric....

15 November 2019 | Exploring educational progress in South Africa

TIMSS SA Newsletter: October 2019 Exploring Educational Progress in South AfricaTIMSS 2019: Where are we? The TIMSS 2019 cycle began early in 2018, ....