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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.

Professor Charles Hongoro appointed Deputy Executive Director: RIA

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Professor Charles Hongoro has been appointed Deputy Executive Director: RIA effective 1 July 2018.

Professor Hongoro has an illustrious career as a health economist and policy analyst having looked at a range of issues in the area of public health.  He holds a PhD in Health Economics and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.

HSRC launches National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey results

17 July 2018  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

The fifth National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Study (SABSSM V) findings are being released today.

From Providers to Carers: Men as Fathers

11 July 2018  | Human and Social Development  | Latest News

Twenty years ago, fatherhood wasn’t much of a political issue. Gender activists in South Africa focused on the ravages of HIV and gender-based violence. Concerns about fatherhood centred on men as abusive or absent fathers, not accepting responsibility or paying maintenance for their children...

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