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Call for nominations to serve on HSRC Board

31 March 2017  | Latest News  | HSRC Board

The Minister of Science and Technology hereby invites interested parties to nominate candidates to be considered for appointment to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Board. The Board of the Council is being reconstituted in line with section 5 of the HSRC Act, 2008 (Act No. 17 of 2008).

Celebrating Ahmed Kathrada a champion for equality

“South Africa has lost a champion in the country’s efforts to build a just and equal society, one who devoted decades of his life to fighting against resistant poverty and inequality.”

South African National HIV Survey (SABSSM V) is on the road

16 March 2017  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) fieldworkers are currently out on the road across the country to visit 60 000 South Africans to request their participation in the country’s fifth HIV and Health study. Professor Leickness Simbayi, Deputy CEO for Research at the HSRC and overall Principal Investigator of the study, says field workers will be visiting selected households across South Africa.

Young African scholars converge to discuss leadership and gender for sustainable development

Scores of young graduates and scholars from different African countries and the diaspora converged at Birchwood Hotel and Conference centre for the 11th annual Africa Young Graduates and Scholars Conference (AYGS) from 13 to 14 March 2017.  The AYGS is jointly organised by the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in partnership with the historic, University of Fort Hare.

Congratulations to Dr Olanrewaju Oladineji for publishing in The Lancet

7 February 2017  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB


Congratulations to Dr Olanrewaju Oladimeji and his Global Burden of Disease (GBD) team for getting published in The Lancet. The Lancet has an Impact Factor of 45.217 and is currently ranked second among 150 journals in the General & Internal Medicine subject category (2013 Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters, 2014).

Oladimeji, O. & GBD 2015, Risk Factors Collaborators (2016) Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990-2015: a systemic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 388:1659-1724.


Addressing barriers to women's re-entry into the labour force, particularly after childbearing

27 January 2017  | Research Use and Impact Assessment

The high levels of women’s underemployment indicate that when women leave the labour force, it is often difficult for them to re-enter. There is thus an urgent need to address the barriers to women’s re-entry into the labour force, particularly if they left work because of childbearing responsibilities.

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