HSRC In The News


27 Aug 2020 | Is the gap year losing its appeal?

A paper by the South Africa-based Human Sciences Research Council last year criticised travel firms that encourage young people to form potentially da...

20 Aug 2020 | Capture of Mocímboa da Praia port by IS-linked militants sounds alarm bells

Durban - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) must urgently intervene in Mozambique as the country faces a growing threat of Islamic Stat...

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 | 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...