Research Use and Impact Assessment

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.”

Addressing barriers to women's re-entry into the labour force, particularly after childbearing

27 January 2017  | Research Use and Impact Assessment

The high levels of women’s underemployment indicate that when women leave the labour force, it is often difficult for them to re-enter. There is thus an urgent need to address the barriers to women’s re-entry into the labour force, particularly if they left work because of childbearing responsibilities.

New and creative ways to deliver books to young children in low-income countries

15 September 2016  | Latest News  | Research Use and Impact Assessment

The Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem examines how to use open licensing to promote quality learning resources for young children that are relevant and interesting. Research in early reading tends to focus on traditional publishing value and supply chains, without taking much consideration of new approaches and solutions emerging from the digitisation of content and the impact of open licences.

Out loud: poetry, youth voices and social change

Away from the media limelight and academic attention, black urban youth had long been in dialogue on a range of important social, economic and political issues through the Spoken Word movement. In Gauteng it focuses largely on the themes of race, politics, gender, sexuality and religion.

Seminar to discuss and analyse escalating number of community protests

We would like to invite journalists to attend an extraordinary  two-day seminar on 30 June and 1 July during which the escalating number of community protests will be analysed and discussed. This will be of particular interest in view of the outbreak of violence in the Tshwane metropolitan area and the  upcoming municipal elections.

HSRC appoints new M&E research director

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Edmore Marinda as a research director at the Research and Impact Assessment (RIA) unit effective 1 June 2016. He will head monitoring and evaluation in RIA.

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