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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...

New Executive Director for AISA

The HSRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Cheryl Hendricks as the ED: ASIA, effective 1 July 2018.

Gender equity and women's empowerment

The academic leadership of the HSRC is well-established in the domain of ‘Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment’.

Voices of critical skilled migrants in SA

HSRC will release the results of the study on the Voices of critical skilled migrants in South Africa on Friday 22 June 2018.

New Honorary Research Associate, Dr Ian Goldman joins HSRC

Dr Goldman was deputy director general and head of evaluation and research at the South African Presidency’s Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Dr Goldman has worked in 18 countries over the last 37 years, with NGOs, the private sector and governments across a range of development sectors including rural development, local governance, sustainable livelihoods, community-driven development, as well as action learning and evaluation.

Economic Performance and Development (EPD) launches high-profile project on farmland reform

Limiting the size of landholding, through land ceilings and expropriation, has moved to the forefront of land reform debates as well as how to revive prosperous smallholders in South Africa. However, land ceilings have not only stirred up heated debates, but has also attracted some level of controversy, as key stakeholders hold conflicting positions, which are informed by different conceptions, analytical approaches and methodologies. The need therefore exists to bring clarity by scientifically establishing the appropriate agricultural land sizes for each agro climatic region of the country using robust methodologies

A minimum wage: Much too low. What about a cap to executive income?

The current recommendation for a minimum wage of R3500 for South Africans is far too little. It should be at least twice that. In addition, we should also legally cap the income of company executives.

Inclusive Development in Africa: Transformation of Global Relations

This book addresses a fundamental developmental challenge for Africa: given all that we know about pertinent issues, what should be done to ensure effective development in Africa?

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