Human and Social Development

The first of its kind outside Gauteng: A community-owned non-communicable disease screening service in Sweetwaters

2 November 2018  | Human and Social Development  | Latest News

Since 2015, Dr Alastair van Heerden from HSD and his colleague Laurie Bruns at the UCLA Center for World Health have worked with MBA teams from UCLA on an initiative to develop a sustainable, non-donor funded and profitable non-communicable disease (NCD) focused risk-screening programme in the community of Sweetwaters.

Appointment of Prof Sharlene Swartz as Deputy Executive Director: Human and Social Development

1 September 2017  | 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.
 

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.

Opening address - Inaugural Restitution Conference, Castle of Good Hope

10 November 2016  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

The first even restitution conference in South Africa was hosted by the HSRC.

The conference was attended by 320 people from 46 organisations which included civil society groups as well as universities.

Restitution: Something for everyone

12 October 2016  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

The first ever conference on restitution to be held in South Africa takes place in November 2016. What sets this event apart from others, is its all-encompassing focus on restitution as symbolic, material (land, wealth, education) and practical (skills sharing, mentoring).

Children in South African Families - Lives and Times

28 September 2016  | Human and Social Development

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.

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.

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