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.
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.
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.