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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.


6 December 2019 | Financing BRICS climate change action: Cities as nuclei for implementation

Cities are well positioned to respond to climate change, as decisions can be undertaken reasonably rapidly, and have direct and non-tangible implicati....

1 December 2019 | World AIDS Day 2019: New pill brings hope, while stigma remains a barrier to treatment

The introduction of a new HIV drug, as part of the new antiretroviral treatment guidelines, has been greeted with widespread positivity. The three-in-....

28 November 2019 | CeSTII deepens dialogue on importance of township innovation hubs

On 14 November, the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators convened key stakeholders at Philippi Village in Cape Town to discuss its....