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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.

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.

Inaugural HSRC Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities to leading scholar tonight

25 November 2016  | Latest News  | General

The HSRC will present the inaugural Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities to a leading scholar tonight. The awards ceremony for the first Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities will be awarded at the HSRC’s Pretoria office tonight.

Opening address - Inaugural Restitution Conference, Castle of Good Hope

10 November 2016  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

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.

Public perceptions of biotechnology have increased over time

1 November 2016  | Latest News  | Education and Skills Development

A report, Public Perceptions of Biotechnology in South Africa, produced by the HSRC was released today by the Department of Science and Technology. The key finding is that although public perceptions have increased, there is still work to be done.

The report was conducted by the Education and Skills Development unit of the HSRC and was authored by Dr Michael Gastrow, Ben Roberts, Dr Vijay Reddy and Shameelah Ismail on behalf of the Public Understanding of Biotechnology Programme of the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA).

 

Restitution: Something for everyone

12 October 2016  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

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).

LMIP releases first major skills planning report

29 September 2016  | Latest News  | Education and Skills Development

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) was commissioned by Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to study the dynamics of skills supply and demand in order to inform skills policy in South Africa.

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