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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.


12 June 2018 | HSRC new Honorary Research Associate, Dr Ian Goldman

Dr Goldman was deputy director general and head of evaluation and research at the South African Presidency’s Department of Planning, Monitoring ....

31 May 2018 | Control of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems bill

Below is a summary from Professor  Priscilla Reddy in respect of the proposed amendments presented in the draft Tobacco Control Bill released by ....

30 May 2018 | Spatial inequalities and policies in South Africa: Place-based or people-centred?

Article by Alison Todesa and Ivan Turok There is a renewed battle of ideas about the best way to tackle spatial inequalities within nations and regio....