Human and Social Development

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.

Antiracism Award for HSRC Researcher

11 July 2012  | Human and Social Development

Dr Ernest N Khalema,  senior research specialist in the Human and Social Development research programme in Durban, received the Individual Antiracism Award (2012) for outstanding academic/community research by a leading Canadian NGO, the Centre for Race and Culture.

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