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First South African study to look at HIV prevalence in transgender women

5 January 2018  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

The first South African integrated biological and behavioral survey on HIV in transgender women will be supported by various South African and international academic and civil society partners and will commence in January 2018.

16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children

27 November 2017  | General

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign will take place from 25 November to 10 December 2017. This year the campaign will be held under the theme: “Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa Forward”.

AISA writing retreat for emerging scholars

24 November 2017  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

On 20-21 November 2017 AISA organised a writing retreat for emerging scholarsat the HSRC Building in Pretoria. Indeed, as the organisers and participants, we are indebted to HSRC and its AISA division for supporting this programme which is consistent with the South African Government’s new growth path of National Development Plan (NDP) to accelerate evidence-based innovation and support “to leave no one behind” at the local, national, and regional contexts.

Some sectors continue investing in R&D despite economic challenges

23 November 2017  | CeSTII  | Latest News

The 2015/16 National Survey of Research and Experimental Development (R&D Survey) report released today shows that, despite the economic challenges, some institutional sectors have continued investing in R&D. South Africa's gross expenditure on research and development (GERD) in 2015/16 was R32,337 billion, an increase of 10,2% in nominal terms on the year before.

EPD in new initiative to improve cities and living conditions for poorer communities

Professor Ivan Turok attended the inaugural meeting of the SHLC in Glasgow between November 13-15th. This is a major new research programme funded by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The EPD unit of HSRC is a core member of the Centre.

HIV prevention needs of male-male partnerships study conducted by the HSRC

In a Southern African first, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) working with partners, has conducted a study looking at the HIV prevention needs of partnered men who have sex with men (MSM).

Limpopo Development Collaborative Platform

On 26 October the Business Development and International Liaison unit hosted representatives of the Limpopo Development Collaborative Platform (LDCP) to discuss how HSRC researchers might be able to contribute towards this substantial research initiative. Stakeholders in this collaborative platform include the Limpopo Provincial Government, private corporations and research agencies.

Anglo American Platinum and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) represented the LDCP. Three HSRC units (EDP, DGSD and RIA) participated in this meeting with their inputs, taken together, illustrating the impressive footprint of their diverse research initiatives in Limpopo. Dr Glenda Kruss, Executive Director of CESTII, chaired this exploratory conversation to consider how to bring social scientists and M&E experts into the LDCP initiative.

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