Human and Social Development

HSD researchers contribute to international publication on grandparenting

8 August 2017  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

Grandparents in South Africa have come to play a major role in sustaining their grandchildren's generation. HSRC researchers were involved in this international peer-reviewed effort at exploring grandparenting in cultural contexts.

Exclusive breastfeeding and early stimulation linked to children's later success

22 June 2016  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

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.

Durban Homelessness Census: 4 000 very different people in the streets and shelters


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.

Two HSRC researchers receive excellent ratings

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.

Migration and mobility: New trend, movement between two places

7 August 2015  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

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.

Call for book submissions: queer families

10 April 2015  | Human and Social Development  | Latest News

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.

HSRC and UCT together with key youth stakeholders make inputs into draft policy

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.

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