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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.


24 February 2020 | Latest Social Attitudes Survey data now available!

Visit the Digital Curation pages to download the data: The South African Social Attitudes Survey (S....

18 February 2020 | New insights on food and nutrition security presented at research forum

A team of HSRC researchers recently presented emerging findings from an ongoing project titled, “A comprehensive status report on population, fo....

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....