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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.


18 November 2014 | Unpacking the true potential of Limpopo's tourism industry

A new study has found that tourism in Limpopo contributes significantly to the national and provincial economies of South Africa, with more than 5% to....

18 November 2014 | The Big Blue: regional networks across the Indian Ocean

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) is preparing for South Africa’s role as Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) de....

11 November 2014 | Three cities study: high levels of HIV infection found among men who have sex with men

Relative to national estimates, HIV prevalence is high among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the three largest cities of South Africa. In Cape Town....