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

Interview with Dr Scheba

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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.

Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller discusses election satisfaction survey

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.


3 August 2020 | South Africa: Funeral Practices and Cultural Dignity in the Time of Covid

People were expected to go from one end of the spectrum to the other; from washing the bodies by hand, dressing them, and holding elaborate ceremonies....

3 August 2020 | Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa is a statutory council that conducts policy focused research in the humanities and social s....

30 July 2020 | Dr Justin Visagie on Radio 786

*~*Dr Justin Visagie is a research specialist and economist at the HSRC in the department for Inclusive Economic Development. Dr Visagie speaks about ....