HSRC In The News


14 Mar 2020 | Africa Institute of South Africa in the Human Sciences Research Council

Emerging scholars from different parts of Africa will meet in South Africa for the 13th annual Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) conference t...

14 Mar 2020 | Preventing cardiovascular disease: where to start

Cardiovascular disease affects 33% of adults in the world and as such is the largest epidemic ever known to mankind, according to Prof Neil Poulter, c...

13 Mar 2020 | HSRC partners with SPU for research programme

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and SPU have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will focus on the higher education and develop...

13 Mar 2020 | SA's 'sobering' HIV drug-resistance figures

One in six people not on treatment in a large South African household survey already had drug-resistant HIV and more than half of those on treatment h...

12 Mar 2020 | Here's how coronavirus can affect TB and HIV sufferers in South Africa

Most of us have by now heard that those with preconditions like HIV and TB are more susceptible to the coronavirus, here's how to manage it. Andrea Ch...

12 Mar 2020 | Learners should be taught in their own languages, not only in English

By Steven Gordon and Jaqueline Harvey Time of article published Mar 12, 2020English is only one of 11 official languages spoken in South Africa. It&rs...

11 Mar 2020 | How to refresh SA's jaded democracy

Many of South Africa’s troubles reflect a widening gap between state and society. On the one hand, the government is struggling to cope with mul...

10 Mar 2020 | South Africa bungled the Spanish flu in 1918. History mustn't repeat itself for COVID-19

The St Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty with mask-wearing women holding stretchers at the backs of ambulances during the global flu epidemic, St Lo...

10 Mar 2020 | Victory for indigenous languages

We welcome the announcement that Eastern Cape matriculants will soon be able to write final examinations in their mother tongue, Xhosa.This was announ...

9 Mar 2020 | Civil Society Watch, 9-16 March 2020

Respected British journalist Gary Younge recently wrote:“The media’s role is to inform and tell the truth. I don’t believe in object...