HSRC In The News


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 ...

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...