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

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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.

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.


19 January 2021 | How to beat the stigma around Covid-19

By Newsbreak Producer/Presenter, Taresh Harreeparshad - What happens when you reveal your covid19 status and suddenly notice that family and friends c....

19 January 2021 | Myths, misconceptions and othering of Covid-19 patients

Myths, misconceptions and othering of COVID19 patients 19 January 2021 11:07 AM What are some of the misconceptions and myths surrounding COVID19 and ....

15 January 2021 | Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer, HSRC

The HSRC now seeks to appoint as its CEO a dynamic, courageous, innovative and experienced thought- leader, who is able to motivate and inspire staff,....