Human and Social Development


21 Aug 2018 | There is no shame in being a rape complainant

Sexual violence has become a gruesome topic in the country. On August 7, 2018, Rhodes university hosted a “Rape and the Law” panel discuss...

13 Aug 2018 | Social Innovations in Community Empowerment for Health Across the Globe

In coordination with The Network: Towards Unity for Health (The Network) 2018 Conference, we are excited to launch this edition titled “Social I...

3 Aug 2018 | "SA primary school learners have experienced sexual violence"

Over 40% of South Africa's primary school learners have experienced sexual violence.This is according to a new report by the Human Sciences Research C...

24 Jan 2018 | A first for Southern Africa: HSRC MSM study

In a southern African first, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) working with partners, has conducted a study looking at the HIV prevention nee...

22 Nov 2017 | University graduation numbers are on the rise - StatsSA

A recent report released by Statistics South Africa shows that university graduation numbers are on the rise.Evidence also shows that the number of st...

21 Nov 2017 | Public health facilities failing to meet needs of MSM

Public health facilities are ill-equipped to meet the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM), missing an opportunity to reduce HIV transmission, say...

21 Nov 2017 | Stigma, silence & stress | MSM couples & HIV in Southern Africa

A new study has explored the complexities of same-sex relationships between men in Southern Africa and how this impacts on the fight against HIV.Resea...

21 Nov 2017 | A new study looks at the causes of higher HIV risk amongst gay men in SA and Namibia

A new study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) shows that men who have sex with men (MSM) have a low use of HIV prevention interventions an...

21 Nov 2017 | Poor mental health among MSM contributes to increased risk of HIV

Poor mental health caused by stress can lead men who have sex with men (MSM) to engage in higher HIV-risk behaviour, including having unprotected sex,...