HSRC In The News


29 Mar 2021 | Health boost: New TB testing strategy improves diagnosis in clinics by 17%

Though estimates vary and are relatively uncertain, in the region of 360,000 to 390,000 people in South Africa fall ill with tuberculosis (TB) every y...

29 Mar 2021 | South Africa: Can Social Housing Help South Africa Overcome Its Legacy of Apartheid?

South African cities are among the most unequal and segregated in the world. In an effort to address chronic housing shortages, the government has del...

29 Mar 2021 | What is decolonization for?

The efforts of Archie Mafeje and Cedric Robinson, two scholars and activists whose efforts to challenge Eurocentrism in political thought are becoming...

23 Mar 2021 | Feeding Our Future: Helping Children Thrive, Not Survive

When it comes to human rights, such as access to food, which is enshrined in our constitution, debates often revolve around the minimum requirements f...

23 Mar 2021 | SA's first national TB prevalence survey: A bleaker picture than expected

South Africa has a far higher number of people with tuberculosis (TB) than previously thought and many of them have not been diagnosed or treated, fou...

23 Mar 2021 | South Africa: First Ever National Survey Shows the Extent of South Africa's TB Problem

TB prevalence surveys are difficult and expensive to do, and so are not carried out routinely, but have been done in many high burden countries follow...

23 Mar 2021 | South Africa: Survey Shows Ignorance About Big Moments in South Africa's History - Like the Sharpeville Massacre

The yearly Human Rights Day public holiday in South Africa in late March commemorates the Sharpeville Massacre, when police opened fire on a crowd of ...

17 Mar 2021 | Soudien 'over the moon; about NRF A-rating

Emeritus Professor Crain Soudien is the latest University of Cape Town (UCT) researcher to receive the sought-after A-rating from South Africa’s...

9 Mar 2021 | Essential medicines list back in focus in NAPPI Mapping virtual launch

“The Importance of the essential medicine list (EML) with regard to universal healthcare coverage (UHC) and access to essential medicines”...

8 Mar 2021 | 'Thriving Africa' ideal should not depend on externalised systems - Dr Nkisang Moeti

President of the Moeti Practicum Institute of Botswana Dr Nkisang Moeti said on Friday that the ideal of a "thriving Africa", should not depend on ext...