Human and Social Development


11 Oct 2019 | Dangerous cough syrup 'cocktails': It's like making your own alcohol at home, say teenagers

Cough syrup contains addictive substances like codeine and alcohol, and if used in sufficient quantities, provides a euphoric feeling. It’s not...

10 Sep 2019 | Aware kicks off anti-underage drinking campaign in Sandton

HYDE PARK – The campaign hopes to drive education and awareness about underage drinking. An anti-underage drinking campaign created by the Assoc...

8 Apr 2019 | Changing families in SA and populations

[ON AIR] #MediatedConversation: We talk about the Changing Families in SA and populations with Dr Tawanda Makusha of Human Sciences Research Council @...

1 Nov 2018 | Youth and their health

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...