Every second year the HSRC organises a conference to showcase the work of both young and seasoned researchers, as was the case in November 2016. The theme, Poverty and Inequality: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Responses, profoundly resonates with the HSRC.
The VakaYiko consortium, a network of non-governmental organisations, working in Ghana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe to build the capacity of policy-makers on Evidence Informed Policy Making (EIPM) is meeting in Accra.
Recent publications from HSRC Press up to March 2015 include the very seminal Congress Movement (in three volumes), Ethical Quandaries in Research, Rogue State and Beyond Benchmarks (TIMSS Report).
The CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Prof Olive Shisana together with the Minister in the Presidency responsible Women, Ms Susan Shabangu will on Monday, 20 April brief members of the media about the first global Gender Summit on the African continent relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.
The Human Sciences Research Council in partnership with the Children’s Institute, the Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit and the Poverty and Inequality initiative (all at the University of Cape Town) held a workshop in order to consider the draft National Youth Policy. The workshop was held during February 2015.
A science symposium hosted by the Ambassador of Switzerland, Christian Meuwly, concluded an agreement between the HSRC, the Swiss Embassy, the University of Basel and other social partners to commit to the ideals of the Swiss–South African Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP).