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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.


23 March 2018 | Eminent African scholar, Dr Ibbo Mandaza to deliver the annual Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture

The Human Science Research Council’s (HSRC) Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), in collaboration with the University of South Africa’....

20 March 2018 | HSRC Imonti Modern book presented to Arts and Culture Minister

A new HSRC book, Imonti Modern: Picturing the Life and Times of a South African Location by Leslie Bank (EPD) and Mxolisi Qebeyi, a community activist....

1 March 2018 | The impact of hearing loss: Dealing with silence and noise

Hearing loss is not simply a medical matter, but more a communication impairment with social ramifications that have a significant impact on your pers....