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eThekwini to host a symposium in support of Radical City Transformation

The 5th annual eThekwini-Academic Research Symposium will be held at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) from the 1st to 2ndof June 2017.

Encouraging progress in the national HIV and behaviour study

17 May 2017  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

With only two months into South Africa’s National HIV & Behaviour Survey, teams of field workers collecting behavioural survey data and blood samples across the country have reported “an encouraging response rate from the public,” according to Professor Leickness Simbayi, Deputy CEO for Research at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and overall Principal Investigator of the study.

HSRC's Africa Week programme to look at promoting research and innovation

To mark the annual commemoration of Africa month, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in collaboration with a range of partners invites members of the media to participate in thought leadership platforms lined-up for Africa Week.

 

Release of national R&D Survey and IP & Technology Transfer reports

11 April 2017  | Latest News  | CeSTII

The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), and the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will release the results of two new national survey reports on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Unpacking the concept of 'poverty': the HSRC's new strategic direction

6 April 2017  | Latest News  | DCEO: Research

Every second year the HSRC organises a conference to showcase the work of both young and seasoned researchers, as was the case in November 2016. The theme, Poverty and Inequality: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Responses, profoundly resonates with the HSRC.

South Africa must move towards an authentic freedom

Ahead of Freedom Month, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today hosted, with the Department of Science and Technology and Freedom Park, a discussion on how intergenerational trauma impacts on social cohesion and nation building in South Africa.

Call for nominations to serve on HSRC Board

31 March 2017  | Latest News  | HSRC Board

The Minister of Science and Technology hereby invites interested parties to nominate candidates to be considered for appointment to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Board. The Board of the Council is being reconstituted in line with section 5 of the HSRC Act, 2008 (Act No. 17 of 2008).

Celebrating Ahmed Kathrada a champion for equality

“South Africa has lost a champion in the country’s efforts to build a just and equal society, one who devoted decades of his life to fighting against resistant poverty and inequality.”

South African National HIV Survey (SABSSM V) is on the road

16 March 2017  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) fieldworkers are currently out on the road across the country to visit 60 000 South Africans to request their participation in the country’s fifth HIV and Health study. Professor Leickness Simbayi, Deputy CEO for Research at the HSRC and overall Principal Investigator of the study, says field workers will be visiting selected households across South Africa.

Young African scholars converge to discuss leadership and gender for sustainable development

Scores of young graduates and scholars from different African countries and the diaspora converged at Birchwood Hotel and Conference centre for the 11th annual Africa Young Graduates and Scholars Conference (AYGS) from 13 to 14 March 2017.  The AYGS is jointly organised by the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in partnership with the historic, University of Fort Hare.

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