Human and Social Development
Professor Sharlene Swartz has been appointed as the Deputy Executive Director of the Human and Social Development programme within the HSRC as from 01 September 2017.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of African children's lives in times of transition, transformation, and change some twenty-two years after political emancipation in South Africa.
Edited by Monde Makiwane, Mzikazi Nduna and Nene Ernest Khalema
This book will be released soon.
HSRC researcher involved in Canadian Government-funded “Saving Brains” research which finds: Babies exclusively breastfed to six months old half as likely to have later conduct disorders; Enriched play/stimulation to age 2 creates brighter 4-year-olds.
Close to 4 000 people live on the street and in formal homeless shelters in the central Durban area, of which approximately 85% are male. A census conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in partnership with and funded by the eThekwini Municipality’s Safer Cities Unit in February 2016, found 1 959 persons living on the street and 1 974 persons living in formal shelters.
The NRF recently finalised researchers’ applications for rating and we are very pleased that two of our colleagues have received excellent ratings as a result of this process.
The HSRC's Prof. Monde Makiwane was invited to deliver a presentation to Parliament on: Migration and Mobility. The video of this presentation is now available on the YouTube channel of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.
The Human and Social Development unit of the HSRC invites you to submit contributions to an edited book: Socio-cultural perspectives on sexualities, families, and reproduction in South Africa.