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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.


24 October 2014 | HSRC's leading rural development researcher trains parliamentarians

Economic Performance and Development’s Dr Peter Jacobs recently contributed to a parliamentary initiative to capacitate members of the Parliamen....

21 October 2014 | Quality of life issues main drivers at World Social Science Forum 2015

South Afirca to host the World Social Science Forum. Durban, South Africa - Over four days policy makers and  shapers comprising scientists, poli....

17 October 2014 | ASSAf inaugurates Prof. Ivan Turok among SA's top scholars

Prof. Ivan Turok, acting Executive Director (Economic Performance and Development) at the HSRC, was among 23 new members inaugurated by the Academy of....