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Young researcher helps secure innovation research funding

Dr Sikhulumile Sinyolo, or Skhu, as he is affectionately known by his colleagues, began working at the HSRC in February 2017 after completing his PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Fresh from university, he was employed as a Research Specialist in the Economic Performance and Development (EPD) research unit and was immediately tasked with the responsibility of managing two large projects in the area of rural innovation and development.

Monitoring and responding to political violence in SA

Prof Mia Swart, Research Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, talks about violence in different spheres of South African life and strategies can be employed moving forward. The HSRC and partners held a workshop to identify evidence based interventions.

Vice President of Madagascar's Parliament visits AISA in the HSRC

17 October 2018  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

As part of its mandate to continue seeking solutions to Africa’s developmental challenges, the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) held a briefing session with the Vice President of Madagascar’s Parliament, Dr Freddie MAHAZOASY.

Prof Michael Chapman receives 2018 HSRC Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities

26 September 2018  | Latest News  | Office of the CEO

The 3rd Annual Medal in the Social Sciences and Humanities was bestowed upon Professor Michael Chapman of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) at Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town on 21 September 2018.

HSRC Annual Report 2017/2018 presented to Parliament

21 September 2018  | Latest News  | Research Use and Impact Assessment

The HSRC's Annual Report 2017/2018 is being presented in Parliament today. The report can be viewed and downloaded here:

There are bigger issues than property rights in the land debate

The land question has been reduced to a debate between safeguarding property rights and expropriation. The preoccupation of both standpoints with the issue of ownership has diverted attention from the crucial matter of the use and development of land. Broadening the debate is vital to make sense of the current predicament facing cities, which now accommodate two-thirds of SA’s population.

DST calls for comments on Draft White Paper on STI

18 September 2018  | Latest News

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