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The Ocean as Female: How women and the ocean stand to benefit from women's participation in the Blue Economy

8 February 2019  | General

Sustainable ocean governance is critical for sustainable economic growth, employment and poverty alleviation. So, as research shows, is gender equality. Creating two-way opportunities for empowering women and growing the Blue Economy was the topic of an Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) webinar, Women’s Economic Empowerment and the Blue Ocean Economy, that took place in January.

By Andrea Teagle.

HSRC leads IORA academic group at meeting

12 October 2017  | General  | Latest News

The HSRC will, on the margins of the 17th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers’ meeting being hosted by South Africa, lead the Academic, Science & Technology Cooperation forum. South Africa will host the IORA Council of Ministers’ Meeting from 14 to 17 October 2017 in Durban during which the country will also assume the chairpersonship of IORA.

Public Service Commission and HSRC to collaborate in selected areas

10 July 2017  | General  | Latest News

Pretoria - The Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will provide a framework for collaboration in selected areas of research and development.

Inaugural HSRC Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities to leading scholar tonight

25 November 2016  | Latest News  | General

The HSRC will present the inaugural Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities to a leading scholar tonight. The awards ceremony for the first Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities will be awarded at the HSRC’s Pretoria office tonight.

Call for applications: DST-NRF Internship Programme 2017/18

19 October 2016  | General

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates (including those in Social Sciences and Humanities) are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment. This opportunity is also offered to those unemployed graduates and postgraduates who are interested in research management; research support and administration at public higher education institutions and research agencies through a partnership with the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA). Applications are invited from candidates who are interested in acquiring work experience in the areas of specialisation or disciplines in the stated provinces

SA: Deputy Minister Buti Manamela to participate at the cross generational conversation on student movements

14 June 2016  | General  | Latest News

Deputy Minister in the Presidency, responsible for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Youth Development and Administration Buti Manamela will give a keynote address at a dialogue on student movements.

NRF and HSRC launch Ambassadorial Forum on S&T

11 May 2016  | Latest News  | General

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) held the inaugural Ambassadorial Forum on Science and Technology on 10 May 2016, hosted by the University of Pretoria. The theme of the seminar was Research and Development in South Africa and Algeria.

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