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The "pain of inequality": how the psychological and the economic intersect to maintain the most unequal society in the world

11 March 2019  | Latest News  | Office of the CEO

“At the heart of the explanation [for the persistence of poverty and inequality in South Africa] is the relationship between structural reality and psychological features,” argued Prof. Crain Soudien, HSRC CEO, at a public lecture on 4 March. According to Soudien, the psychological effects of social structures based on race and gender, and the pain of inequality, must be recognised alongside economic mechanisms to fully explain South Africa’s persistent inequality. By Andrea Teagle.

Call to nominate outstanding young scientists to young academy

The South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) is accepting nominations for New Members.

HSRC appoints new CEO

27 May 2015  | Latest News  | Office of the CEO  | General  | HSRC Board

The Board of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Crain A. Soudien as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the HSRC. Prof. Soudien’s appointment was confirmed by Cabinet on 27 May 2015 and is effective 1 September 2015.

The Board of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Crain A. Soudien as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the HSRC. Prof. Soudien’s appointment was confirmed by Cabinet on 27 May 2015 and will be effective 1 September 2015.
- See more at: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/media-briefs/hsrc-board/hsrc-appoints-new-ceo#sthash.OzJe137E.dpuf

Closing remarks, Gender Summit Africa

Globalisation of science, of business, of environmental, economic, health, food, and transportation challenges creates an opportunity to address national and international needs.

Gender Summit 5 Africa 2015 media briefing

The CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Prof Olive Shisana together with the Minister in the Presidency responsible Women, Ms Susan Shabangu will on Monday, 20 April brief members of the media about the first global Gender Summit on the African continent relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.

Creating a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning in SA

Close to three years on since the start of the LMIP, we gather at this briefing meeting to share some of our findings to you, Honourable Minister, the Department of Higher Education and Training and the audience of skills development policymakers, practitioners and researchers. I can vouch that researchers in this project collectively spent many more than 10 000 hours studying skills planning.  Not only have they studied this area and conducted research to better understand the enterprise and dynamics of skills planning, but they have undertaken the work in collaboration with government and other social actors. I am pleased to note that LMIP has become a brand synonymous with skills planning in South Africa.

Collins Chabane - HSRC expresses its condolences

16 March 2015  | Latest News  | Office of the CEO  | General

The Human Sciences Research Council wishes to convey its condolences to the family of the late Minister of Public Service and Administration, Collins Chabane who passed away tragically in a vehicle accident along with his two body guards.

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