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Quality of life issues main drivers at World Social Science Forum 2015

21 October 2014  | Latest News  | General

South Afirca to host the World Social Science Forum. Durban, South Africa - Over four days policy makers and  shapers comprising scientists, politicians, activists, civil society organisations, activists, labour and business leaders will gather at the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC) for the 2015 World Social Sciences Forum (WSSF), to be held from 13 – 16 September.

Durban, South Africa - Over four days policy makers and  shapers comprising scientists, politicians, activists, civil society organisations, activists, labour and business leaders will gather at the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC) for the 2015 World Social Sciences Forum (WSSF), to be held from 13 – 16 September.  - See more at: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/media-briefs/general/wssf2015-launch#sthash.Hdn6IMof.dpuf

HSRC and Swiss Embassy to showcase social sciences and humanities at Rise and Fall of Apartheid exhibition

8 October 2014  | Latest News  | General

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the Swiss Embassy in South Africa and the University of Basel and other social partners confirmed their commitment to the ideals of the Swiss-South African Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP) under the auspices of the Swiss-South African Social Sciences and Humanities Collaboration during a social science symposium. The symposium was hosted by the Ambassador of Switzerland, Christian Meuwly, at the Africa Museum in Johannesburg, today.

Hamba Kahle MaMbeki

9 June 2014  | General

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) wishes to extend its condolences to the family of the former President of South Africa, Mr Thabo Mbeki, whose mother, Nomaka Epainette Mbeki, passed away on Friday, 7 June 2014.

A tribute to former President Nelson Mandela

6 December 2013  | Latest News  | General

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) wishes to extend its condolences to the family of the former President of the South Africa, Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela, who passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, 5 December 2013.

HSRC celebrates 20 years of progress

22 November 2013  | General

Pretoria - The HSRC Annual Report 2012/2013 is a celebration of the transformation of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) over the past 20 years, resulting in realising 87% (48/59) of its annual targets, as agreed with the Minister of Science and Technology, and achieving a clean audit for the 11th consecutive year.

This was announced by the CEO Professor Olive Shisana at the launch of the report this morning (22/11/2013).

Africa Institute Repeal Bill sent to President

6 November 2013  | General

The Africa Institute of South Africa Act Repeal Bill was passed by the National Council of Provinces yesterday and sent to President Jacob Zuma for assent.

Reference group on analysis and use of crime stats proposed

A top crime expert has told Parliament’s police committee that crime statistics for the past two years could not be trusted, because they were based on out-dated population estimates. He has also proposed a reference group on crime stats - including the HSRC - to better inform South Africans about crime trends and threats.

Minister Hanekom addresses HSRC researchers at annual conference

26 September 2013  | General

Inequalities and Justice: Influences, Effects, Intersections and Evidence, this is the title of the HSRC's 2013 social sciences research conference. Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom delivered one of the keynote addresses at the conference.

Bids submitted: HVAC, Pretoria building

29 August 2013  | General

Maintenance of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Pretoria Building.

Bids submitted: Secure Microsoft Exchange E-mail Hosting Service

29 August 2013  | General

The following bidders have submitted bids in respect of advertised competititve bids for the HSRC.

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