HSRC In The News


8 Jul 2020 | New science, tech policy book focuses on transformative policy making

A new book authored by a host of international scientists and policy advisers sets out the theories, approaches and lessons for how science, technolog...

22 Apr 2020 | This is how SA rates Ramaphosa and the lockdown

Although a large majority of respondents backed the president, 66% were struggling to pay expenses, and 28% had gone to bed hungry due to the prolonge...

20 Apr 2020 | As authoritarianism rises, we must strive to protect democracy

By Rachel AdamsEnormous power has been self-vested in the Executive to act in the public good to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 on South African soc...

20 Apr 2020 | Covid-19 is giving African governments cover to crack down on media

Many African governments are stifling freedom of expression under the guise of tackling Covid-19, restricting access to information and undermining th...

17 Apr 2020 | Coronavirus has slipped into the military community, says SANDF

Four people in the military community have tested positive for the coronavirus, the surgeon-general of the SA National Defence Force said on Wednesday...

17 Apr 2020 | DA contributes R1.5m towards fight against coronavirus

The DA will contribute R1.5m towards the government’s fight against coronavirus.According to party spokesperson Solly Malatsi, the R1.5m will co...

17 Apr 2020 | Six health-care workers test positive at Netcare Kingsway hospital

Six health-care workers at Netcare Kingsway hospital, south of Durban, have tested positive for Covid-19 after parts of the hospital were closed on Tu...

17 Apr 2020 | Agonising wait for two to collect nearly R17m bagged in the lottery

They are instant millionaires but will have to wait for lockdown regulations to be eased before they can pocket any cash.They are instant millionaires...

17 Apr 2020 | Covid-19 poses additional risk to immuno-compromised woman

Molemole Seima is a three times immuno-compromised woman who suffers from an eye disease called keratoconus, lupus and asthma.Whilst most of us fear c...

17 Apr 2020 | HSRC in joint venture to investigate COVID-19 impact on health workers

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, would con...