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Release of national R&D Survey and IP & Technology Transfer reports

11 April 2017  | Latest News  | CeSTII

The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), and the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will release the results of two new national survey reports on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Celebrating Ahmed Kathrada a champion for equality

“South Africa has lost a champion in the country’s efforts to build a just and equal society, one who devoted decades of his life to fighting against resistant poverty and inequality.”

South African National HIV Survey (SABSSM V) is on the road

16 March 2017  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) fieldworkers are currently out on the road across the country to visit 60 000 South Africans to request their participation in the country’s fifth HIV and Health study. Professor Leickness Simbayi, Deputy CEO for Research at the HSRC and overall Principal Investigator of the study, says field workers will be visiting selected households across South Africa.

Young African scholars converge to discuss leadership and gender for sustainable development

Scores of young graduates and scholars from different African countries and the diaspora converged at Birchwood Hotel and Conference centre for the 11th annual Africa Young Graduates and Scholars Conference (AYGS) from 13 to 14 March 2017.  The AYGS is jointly organised by the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in partnership with the historic, University of Fort Hare.

Multimillion rand grant for land use and needs assessment study

Government wants rural land users to adopt fit-for-purpose land use practices. This requires, for example, that the best farmland be used - with care - for crop and livestock farming into the distant future. A recent law, the Spatial Planning Land Use Management Act (2015), sets out the rules for ideal land uses. How many rural land users are following the prescripts of this law? Policymakers find it hard to answer this question without accurate knowledge about actual land uses in rural municipalities. Policy-relevant evidence is needed to fill this information gap.

''Are you going to die, Mom? Research shows that talking to your young children about your HIV status helps them cope better

1 December 2016  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

New scientific research from South Africa strengthens international evidence that children whose parents have a life-threatening disease such as HIV can benefit from their parents communicating with them about their illness and possible death.

Release of trends in international mathematics and science study results

28 November 2016  | Latest News  | Education and Skills Development

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will release the results of the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) study on 29 November 2016. TIMSS is a cross-national assessment of the mathematics and science levels of learners from the various participating countries. TIMSS was developed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) to allow participating nations to compare learner educational achievement across borders.

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