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Young researcher helps secure innovation research funding

Dr Sikhulumile Sinyolo, or Skhu, as he is affectionately known by his colleagues, began working at the HSRC in February 2017 after completing his PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Fresh from university, he was employed as a Research Specialist in the Economic Performance and Development (EPD) research unit and was immediately tasked with the responsibility of managing two large projects in the area of rural innovation and development.

Indian Ocean Rim Association meets in Durban

The HSRC's Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller represented South Africa along with Mr Selby Modiba from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), to report to the senior officials of the Indian Ocean Rim Association on the work done by the regional Academic Group, chaired by Prof Bohler-Muller.

Monitoring and responding to political violence in SA

Prof Mia Swart, Research Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, talks about violence in different spheres of South African life and strategies can be employed moving forward. The HSRC and partners held a workshop to identify evidence based interventions.

Can the budget help transformation?

The SABC interviews the HSRC's Dr Peter Jacobs on what a transformative budget would look like.

Vice President of Madagascar's Parliament visits AISA in the HSRC

17 October 2018  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

As part of its mandate to continue seeking solutions to Africa’s developmental challenges, the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) held a briefing session with the Vice President of Madagascar’s Parliament, Dr Freddie MAHAZOASY.

Economic Performance and Development young researcher enjoys two career achievements in as many months

28 September 2018  | Economic Performance and Development

Economic Performance and Development young researcher enjoys two career achievements in as many months

Symbolic support for land reform as a redress policy in South Africa

1.    Benjamin Roberts
Chief Research Specialist, Human Sciences Research Council
2.    Narnia Bohler-Muller
Executive Director, Human Sciences Research Council
3.    Jarè Struwig
Chief Research Manager, Human Sciences Research Council
4.    Thobeka Radebe

Doctoral researcher, Human Sciences Research Council
Persisting inequalities in access to, and ownership of, land in South Africa remains a critical challenge that infringes on human dignity, rights and security. Recognising this, the ongoing debates and recent public hearings relating to land reform policy in the country are crucial from a social and restorative justice as well as development perspective. Therefore, ensuring that the voices of are heard and effectively shape the legislative and policy choices made around the redistribution of land is of paramount importance.

Against this backdrop, HSRC researchers used data from the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) to explore differentials in support for land reform, as a means of determining the extent to which there exists a consensual viewpoint of this policy issue.

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