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Join us at AIDS 2016

18 July 2016  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

The HSRC is planning a satelllite session at AIDS 2016 which will provide good insights and presentations of the research undertaken by HSRC researchers which contributes to a reliable, national, regional and international resource for evidence-based research.

Honorary Research Fellow to Join HSRC

Professor Peter Alexander from UJ has been offered the first Honorary Research Fellow position in the Democracy and Governance and Service Delivery programme

Why our Constitution matters

South Africa is burning. Literally. The upcoming local government elections threaten to provoke even more widespread violence. Despite being a constitutional democracy, citizens and residents feel that their voices are not being heard and the dire economic situation facing ordinary people is escalating tensions. We need leaders to step up and enter into a Constitutional Dialogue that renews our commitment to a non-racist, non-sexist society where life has improved for all.

Racial inequalities and racism: Effects and interventions

The HSRC is hosting its 4th Racism Dialogue panel discussion in Port Elizabeth today (Tuesday, 28 June).

Seminar to discuss and analyse escalating number of community protests

We would like to invite journalists to attend an extraordinary  two-day seminar on 30 June and 1 July during which the escalating number of community protests will be analysed and discussed. This will be of particular interest in view of the outbreak of violence in the Tshwane metropolitan area and the  upcoming municipal elections.

Exclusive breastfeeding and early stimulation linked to children's later success

22 June 2016  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

HSRC researcher involved in Canadian Government-funded “Saving Brains” research which finds: Babies exclusively breastfed to six months old half as likely to have later conduct disorders; Enriched play/stimulation to age 2 creates brighter 4-year-olds.

SA: Deputy Minister Buti Manamela to participate at the cross generational conversation on student movements

14 June 2016  | General  | Latest News

Deputy Minister in the Presidency, responsible for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Youth Development and Administration Buti Manamela will give a keynote address at a dialogue on student movements.

Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies


Herewith the New Book Notification for Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies: What’s Going to Make a Difference?

Public Lecture by Former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo

Public Lecture by Former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo

Date: 30 June 2016

Time: 18:00 for 18:30

Venue: Gallagher Estate


RSVP: Nicola Kruyshaar ( by 20 June 2016)

R&D expenditure increases in SA for third consecutive year

1 June 2016  | CeSTII  | Latest News

The 2013/14 R&D survey shows that gross expenditure on research and development (GERD) has increased in nominal terms in South Africa for the third consecutive year after the contraction in the 2009/10 and 2010/11 survey years. This is an indication that the R&D expenditure trend has stabilised. These trends reflect the general pattern of domestic economic growth and track the global trend in R&D expenditure.

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