HSRC In The News


15 Oct 2019 | In Tanzania, ownership of the forest offers new prospects for old logger

In one of Africa’s fastest deforesting nations, community control over the land offers villages new income, infrastructure and dignityYusuph Jum...

12 Oct 2019 | 'They don't know how to cope with this' - Prof Ivan Turok on local govt, backyard dwellings

South African municipalities are too reactionary and are not at the forefront when it comes to township spatial planning.This was the assessment Profe...

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...

11 Oct 2019 | Patriarchy, migration fuel Afrophobia

Where does South Africa’s Afrophobic violence come from? The standard responses to this question suggest that poverty and joblessness are primar...

11 Oct 2019 | Systems thinking, sustainable development and chemical elements

This National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) discussion forum addressed sustainable development by providing a detailed perspective on selected S...

9 Oct 2019 | 'I take pills to calm me down' - Isithembiso's Nandi Mbatha struggling with anxiety disorder

Fame has made some people great in life, others it has destroyed as they got too big for their shoes, but that is not the case with Nandi Mbatha, she ...

9 Oct 2019 | Grondhervorming: Is onteiening sonder vergoeding die magiese 'silwer koeel' of is dit 'n (berekende) skoot in die donker?

Die oorgang na ’n grondwetlike demokrasie in 1994 het ’n indringende en omvattende grondhervormingsprogram vooropgestel weens jare lange k...

9 Oct 2019 | Quality of oversight suffers as recesses slash parliamentary calendar

 Weeks of recess have cut deep into Parliament’s available time for legislation and oversight even for standing calendar items like the Med...

8 Oct 2019 | South Africans prefer their children to be taught in English

South Africans prefer their children to be taught in English, but what are the advantages and disadvantages? The HSRC's Jacqueline Harvey is interview...

7 Oct 2019 | Most countries now recommend home language instruction for the first years of education after which a gradual transition to another language can be made

There is a strong body of work that shows that learning problems can develop if the language in which a child has oral proficiency is not the same as ...