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

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Webinars are available online via the Zoom platform and individual links to each event can be accessed via this link.

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.

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