Africa Institute of South Africa

HSRC's Africa Week programme to look at promoting research and innovation

To mark the annual commemoration of Africa month, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in collaboration with a range of partners invites members of the media to participate in thought leadership platforms lined-up for Africa Week.


Racial inequalities and racism: Effects and interventions

The HSRC is hosting its 4th Racism Dialogue panel discussion in Port Elizabeth today (Tuesday, 28 June).

Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies


Herewith the New Book Notification for Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies: What’s Going to Make a Difference?

Passionate about Africa's health care status

Total transformation of the continent’s legacies and structures to prioritise wellbeing of humans a crucial success factor for Africa’s sustainable development initiatives. Writer: Musa Ndlangamandla

Prof. Bohler-Muller appointed to chair SA research into blue economy

23 February 2016  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller has been appointed as chair of the academic group of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).  IORA is an international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean.

Will China's reforms impact Africa's development?

12 February 2016  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

This paper argues that while Africa’s economic growth could be strongly impacted by China’s reform measures, they may be the required push for the continent to diversify and decrease its dependence on natural resources.

Restoring the health and prosperity of the Indian Ocean

In many areas ocean ecosystems are under stress. How can the ecological integrity of these areas be preserved and restored in light of a growing interest in the economic potential of sea-bed exploration, intensive fishing operations and increasing shipping activities? These are the issues explored recently at ‘the first conference of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) on the blue economy,’ attended by high-level officials and ministers of countries bordering the Indian Ocean. Ina van der Linde reports.

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