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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?

Take the survey: Worldwide study on "Researchers' International Mobility"

26 April 2018  | General  | Latest News

Why are doctoral students (Dr or PhD) and postdocs interested in conducting research abroad? What information needs do they have when going abroad?

Does moving to a city mean a better life? New evidence

Moving to a city in search of work seems to pay off for many poor people in the countryside. Data that track changes over time indicate that as many as 385 000 people were lifted from poverty between 2008 and 2014 after moving from rural to urban areas – their poverty levels were halved together with a fall in unemployment. Government ambivalence about urbanisation should be replaced by a more positive and pro-active approach.

Eminent African scholar, Dr Ibbo Mandaza to deliver the annual Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture

The Human Science Research Council’s (HSRC) Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), in collaboration with the University of South Africa’s Archie Mafeje Research Institute (AMRI) invites members of the media to the Annual Archie Mafeje Memorial lecture, to be held at Unisa, Kgorong Building on 28 March 2018.

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