HSRC In The News


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 ...

7 Oct 2019 | SHOCKING - Clinics around SA have been using expired HIV Testing Kits on Patients

A leaked report reveals shocking new details about the quality of HIV testing services in many parts of the country, including an instance in which on...

5 Oct 2019 | Majority of South Africans prefer children to be taught in English - study

HSRC researcher Jaqueline Harvey unpacks findings of report which shows 65% support teaching in English during foundation phase. The debate over Engli...

4 Oct 2019 | Political party funding and benefits for party leaders

HSRC's Dr Joleen Steyn Kotze on political party funding and benefits for party leaders as interviewed on Radio Sonder Grense....

27 Sep 2019 | Re-skill and up-skill workers to adapt to Fourth Industrial Revolution

Concerns over the digitisation of the banking sector and resulting job losses have been raised at the South Africa-UNESCO Engineering Conference held ...

26 Sep 2019 | Crime mapping of Khayelitsha's three police stations shows where crimes happen

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) have launched a crime map reviewing, among other things, the potential...

26 Sep 2019 | Early Childhood Development key in eradicating poverty and inequality in SA

On the morning of Saturday 27th September 1969, 50 years ago, in the Maitland Police cells, Imam Abdullah Haron’s life was ended at age 45, by a...

26 Sep 2019 | Science and Innovation conducts study tour to Europe for 4IR policy, 23 Sep to 1 Oct

South Africans in Europe to talk policy for 4IRThe Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is leading a visit to Europe this week, on a study tour ...

25 Sep 2019 | Reflections on change as UP and HSRC celebrate anniversaries with Academy of Science of South Africa

In celebration of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Humanities’ centenary, the Academy of Science of South Africa’s Human...