Human and Social Development

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.

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.

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