HSRC In The News


12 Aug 2019 | Condoms are ending up in the wrong hands

History will tell you that the process of what we have now come to know as a condom began in the early 19th century.An interesting piece on the Nation...

12 Aug 2019 | Rally to Read rallies behind the most destitute in South Africa

Rally to Read, founded by Brand Pretorius, was established in 1998 assisting the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) deliver stationery to 12 rural...

12 Aug 2019 | The rebranded Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) joins the newly-created Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MHEST)

What might this new positioning and designation imply, and what might one expect of the emphasis on innovation?The June Cabinet appointments created t...

9 Aug 2019 | The fourth industrial revolution risks leaving women behind

In South Africa, there has been some discussion around the elitist discourse in which conversations about the fourth industrial revolution are happeni...

8 Aug 2019 | Task team calls for action on homelessness

Raymond Perrier acknowledged the great work done by the municipality in commissioning research, however the Task Team’s ideas weren’t bein...

6 Aug 2019 | Civil society's #MeToo moment: When activists become abusers

Civil society is supposed to be a watchdog. It’s supposed to fight for what’s right – but what happens when those tasked with advoca...

6 Aug 2019 | The fourth industrial revolution risks leaving women behind

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is, ostensibly, upon us. The term was coined in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World...

29 Jul 2019 | South Africa's population increases by 900 000

The South African population has risen to 58.8 million from 2018’s 57. 9 million, figures released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) Statisti...

29 Jul 2019 | South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This has led to references to a Fourth Industrial Re...

28 Jul 2019 | KZN' multi-sectoral task team's progress report on homelessness out

Six key focus areas have been identified by the task team to adequately deal with the issue of homelessness which includes: shelters, targeted service...