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

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Webinars are available online via the Zoom platform and individual links to each event can be accessed via this link.

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.


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Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation statement on plans for the reopening of Post School Education and Training Institutions and the c....

27 January 2021 | New study finds most South African adults willing to take Covid-19 vaccine

A new study has shown that more than 60% of South Africans are willing to take the Covid-19 vaccine.Research was conducted by Centre for Social Change....

27 January 2021 | One-third of adults in SA wary of being vaccinated against coronavirus

Survey suggests that SA has a long way to go to reassure people of vaccines’ safety and efficacyA third of adult respondents said they would eit....