HSRC In The News


22 Sep 2019 | Artificial Intelligence has a gender bias problem - just ask Siri

Suggest to Samsung’s Virtual Personal Assistant Bixby “Let’s talk dirty”, and the female voice will respond with a honeyed acc...

19 Sep 2019 | A modest retaliation against xenophobia

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa are reshaping the African continent. Of recent the BBC reality check team reported that violent riots in the commer...

18 Sep 2019 | Public opinion versus reality on immigration in SA

In the 2017 Human Sciences Research Council’s Social Attitudes Survey, 71% of the South African public identified the threat posed by immigrants...

18 Sep 2019 | The judiciary: Corrupt, or partners in realising a transformed society?

The sensitivity and slowness inherent in the separation of powers are a reality in South Africa’s relatively new constitutional democracy, where...

18 Sep 2019 | 'Just a crime' blame-game approach to xenophobia isn't working

The approach deflects from governance failures, while hundreds of vulnerable migrants and South Africans who have been arrested in recent weeks face a...

18 Sep 2019 | Behind the arrests: Hundreds of xenophobic attack suspects in custody, but is the 'just a crime' approach working?

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court's register of new cases for the first 10 or so days of September reads, as ever, like a typical South African horr...

18 Sep 2019 | South Africa: Behind the Arrests - Hundreds of Xenophobic Attack Suspects in Custody, but Is the 'Just a Crime' Approach Working?

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court's register of new cases for the first 10 or so days of September reads, as ever, like a typical South African horr...

16 Sep 2019 | Anti-immigrant hate crime in South Africa

Mobs have attacked foreign-owned businesses on the streets of at least three South African cities in recent days. This has caused outrage across Afric...

16 Sep 2019 | Violence against women: the problem lies deep

Those who wish to dismiss the wave of violence against women and children as the result of insufficient policing must think again. According to Michae...

15 Sep 2019 | HSRC wants research on the causes of gender violence

HSRC's CEO, Crain Soudien, says policies to combat the scourge must be developed through thorough research.The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) ...