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Indian Ocean Rim Association meets in Durban

The HSRC's Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller represented South Africa along with Mr Selby Modiba from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), to report to the senior officials of the Indian Ocean Rim Association on the work done by the regional Academic Group, chaired by Prof Bohler-Muller.

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

Comments may be made to:

Closing date for comments: 18 October 2018

Right to housing in South Africa

Prof Ivan Turok and Dr Andreas Sheba published a paper on the right to housing in SA.

‘Right to the city’ and the New Urban Agenda: learning from the right to housing by Ivan Turok & Andreas Scheba

To cite this article: Ivan Turok & Andreas Scheba (2018): ‘Right to the city’ and the New Urban Agenda: learning from the right to housing, Territory, Politics, Governance, DOI:


Young Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations recently hosted its inaugural yearly training on how young women leaders can realise their aspirations through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The training took place in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital, from 17 July through 2 August.

Lebohang Makobane, a junior researcher in EPD, was part of this talented group of 24 trainees mainly from Africa and Latin America. Chapters of The Grail, a global non-governmental organization which forms part of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, was responsible for recruiting participants.

Professor Khangelani Zuma - Appointment as Honorary Associate Professor

8 August 2018  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

The HSRC is pleased to announce that Prof Khangelani Zuma has been appointed as Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Public Health.

The appointment is effective from 01 October 2018.

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