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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.


8 August 2014 | Female participation in political formation reduces corruption and increases transparency

A United Nation Millennium Project report in 2005 justifies increasing the representation of women in political office, arguing that women in office a....

17 July 2014 | HSRC-led HIV/AIDS Survey to make waves at AIDS 2014

The HSRC-led consortium of research organisations will present five papers at the AIDS 2014 Confrence, emanating from the 2012 South African National ....

16 July 2014 | Strengthening health systems and community

HSRC CEO Professor Olive Shisana will speak at the plenary session of AIDS 2014, in Melbourne Australia, on 22 July 2014. The International AIDS Confe....