DCEO: Research

Prof Leickness Simbayi is the Deputy CEO: Research of the HSRC.

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The DCEO Research is responsible for the following research programmes, centres and institutes:

Africa Institute of South Africa

Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators

Developmental, Capable and Ethical State

Human and Social Capabilities

Inclusive Economic Development


As well as:

Research support, planning and coordination, including

Research ethics, and

Research integrity


Programmes at a glance

Summaries for the various HSRC research divisions for 2020 can be found in the new Strategic Plan: