HSRC In The News


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) ...

13 Sep 2019 | Research on anti-immigrant hate in South Africa

A research by Human Science Research Council (HSRC) have revealed what drives anti-immigrant hate in South Africa. Mobs have attacked foreign-owned bu...

12 Sep 2019 | Cele to brief SA on 'fairly accurate' crime stats

Experts warn that this much-hyped annual event is merely ‘a show’ and that not much will change if the statistics are not properly categor...

12 Sep 2019 | Police failed SA with increased murder rate: Crime analyst

The police are failing South Africans as far as safety is concerned.This is the view of an independent crime analyst, Dr Chris De Kock – who has...

12 Sep 2019 | South Africa: How Useful Are Police Crime Stats? Here's What We Can Expect From This Year's Figures

Crime will be a much-discussed topic on Thursday when the South African Police Service (SAPS) briefs the Portfolio Committee on Police (PCOP) on the 2...