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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.


19 July 2019 | Celebrating Madiba: a bright light reflected and refracted in a thousand tiny ways on Mandela day

On what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 101 birthday, South Africans around the country engaged in acts of giving: from redistributing food to ....

1 July 2019 | HSRC Board member Prof Zungu receives 2019 NSTF award

HSRC Board member Prof Lindiwe Zungu is among the winners of the 2018/2019 NSTF-South 32 Awards. Prof Zungu who is also the Executive Dean: Graduate S....

26 June 2019 | Hostile environments faced by refugees: climate change, migrant myths and policy in South Africa

The number of displaced people worldwide is at a record high of over 70 million people, according to the most recent UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) data. O....