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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 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.

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.


27 March 2020 | HSRC commences public survey to assess awareness of Covid-19 among South Africans

Pretoria, Friday 27 March 2020 – The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today announced that it would launch its public survey to better und....

26 March 2020 | HSRC announces public survey to assess awareness of Covid-19 among South Africans

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on 17 March 2020 announced that it would conduct a public survey, via social media and some follow-up quali....

25 March 2020 | How to protect yourself: Curwin Bosch

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has, as part of efforts to create more informed awareness of the Coronavirus outbreak that is currently swe....