Human and Social Development


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,...

20 Nov 2017 | Honesty 'is best HIV policy' for gay couples

If men in same-sex relationships could talk more honestly about additional sexual partners, they would be less at risk of contracting HIV, a new South...

17 Nov 2017 | Young leaders off to represent SA in Japan need your help

A group of young South African future leaders will soon be jetting off to Japan for the Ship for World Youth Programme. The Ship for World Youth progr...

17 Nov 2017 | 'Men who have sex with men shamed into risky behaviour'

Men who have sex with men suffer from poor mental health, which can lead to them engaging in high-risk behaviour. Ahead of World Aids Day a recent st...