HSRC In The News


17 May 2018 | Funds to help Joza matrics

Ikamva Youth fundraising coordinator Balisa Ntloko hopes to help change the fortunes of 140 youngsters from Joza Township in Grahamstown, after she wo...

16 May 2018 | Gaza bleeds while Israel celebrates

Monday May 14 marked the bloodiest day since the 2014 Gaza War. On this day, the 70th anniversary of Israeli statehood, 58 unarmed Palestinians were s...

16 May 2018 | Why do so many South Africans die of TB?

Part one of a three part series on a neglected disease which kills over 100,000 South Africans every year Listeriosis has killed about 200 people sinc...

15 May 2018 | Steven Gordon - The North West Province

The North West Province: For 15 years South Africans in North West have been getting angrier. Here’s why To listen to the interview by Dr Steve...

13 May 2018 | African 'clicks' outwit artificial intelligence

IsiXhosa is an interesting language that has over 9 million speakers. It is a language often associated with clicks. Our famous musician, the late Mam...

12 May 2018 | Mr Ramaphosa, time is not on your side

Of course, it never was going to last. Ramaphoria, I mean. Ramaphoria is the warm, fuzzy feeling that washed over South Africa with the ascension of C...

12 May 2018 | Why Cyril 'Shut Up' Ramaphosa's nerves must be very frayed

he president is clinging to power tenuously, and the Ramaphoria honeymoon is well and truly over.Of course, it never was going to last. Ramaphoria, I ...

11 May 2018 | Government to invest R7,8-billion in the knowledge economy

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) plans to invest hundreds of millions of Rands on programmes in the knowledge economy to stimulate econo...

11 May 2018 | SA: Key socio-economic issues raised during HSRC briefing on 2018 Appropriations Bill

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) raised a number of pertinent socio-economic issues relating to early childhood development (ECD), post-scho...

7 May 2018 | Abandoned babies: 'A good week is two children, and a bad week is around four'

Women wearing weekend heels and fake lashes teeter out of smoky nightclubs, arm in arm. Drunken partygoers in stovepipe pants skulk against walls, wai...