Human and Social Development
Twenty years ago, fatherhood wasn’t much of a political issue. Gender activists in South Africa focused on the ravages of HIV and gender-based violence. Concerns about fatherhood centred on men as abusive or absent fathers, not accepting responsibility or paying maintenance for their children...
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.
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.
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).
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.