Human and Social Development

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.

Call for book submissions: queer families

16 February 2015  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

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.

Call for applications: Leadership for Stigma Reduction Programme

3 February 2015  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

The “Leadership for Stigma Reduction Programme” is a 9-month programme based in South Africa jointly offered by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Hivos.

The programme is designed to support new leaders to develop and implement innovative and effective approaches to reduce HIV and other health-related stigma and discrimination directed at two sectors of society: Sexual and Gender Minorities as well as Sex Workers. Programme outcomes will enhance the ability of members from these communities to seek and receive relevant health care and other services in accordance with their rights.

Prof. Makiwane to represent SA on global commission

30 June 2014  | Human and Social Development

“I feel honoured to have been nominated to the Global Commission on Aging in developing countries. I am grateful and owe it all to my employer, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) which gave me the platform to conduct research on aging,” Professor Monde Makiwane said shortly after being nominated by the South African government as one of 14 commissioners to oversee the works of the Global Commission on Aging in developing countries for the next five years.

Prof. Vasu Reddy to lead Human and Social Development research programme

20 March 2014  | Human and Social Development

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has appointed Professor Vasu Reddy as Executive Director of the Human and Social Development (HSD) Research Programme with effect from 1 April 2014.  Professor Reddy joined the HSRC in July 2006 as a Chief Research Specialist prior to which he was an Associate Professor at the University of Natal.

The textures of culture in post-apartheid South Africa

16 January 2014  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

Social cohesion is a widely used phrase in the government’s goals for the country’s future. According to the National Development Plan, by 2030, South Africans will be more conscious of the things they have in common than the things that make them different. Are we looking then to a future where seemingly ubiquitous racial differences will hold less and less meaning, asks Safiyya Goga.

Safely queer on the urban peripheries of Cape Town

15 March 2013  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

Dr Nadia Sanger of the HSD research unit at the HSRC has released a new study that set out to conduct a comparative analysis of self-identifying gender non-conforming youth residing on the urban peripheries of Cape Town, against the realities of gender non-conforming youth in more affluent, resourced communities in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa.

Tshwane's black men who have sex with men in urgent need of HIV/AIDS services

12 March 2013  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

HIV rates among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Tshwane resemble to those in pregnant young women. HIV rates among this population are notably higher than that among men of the same age in the population in general.  In a new study among 480 black MSM in the City of Tshwane Municipality in the Gauteng province, it was found that that 30% were HIV positive.

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