Developmental, Capable and Ethical State


5 Nov 2021 | HSRC election survey: Voters positive but turnout reflects political disillusionment

The voting public is overwhelmingly confident that the 2021 local government elections were both free and fair, according to the Election Satisfaction...

11 Aug 2021 | Women are still peripheral to South Africa's land debate

In 1951, the young intellectual Isaac (‘IB’) Tabata observed that dispossessing black people from their land was central to the machinery ...

29 Jul 2021 | DCES launches National COVID-19 survey for persons with disabilities in South Africa

Are you a person with a disability and want to share your experiences and thoughts about disability and COVID-19 in South Africa? Complete this survey...

26 Apr 2021 | South Africans hold contradictory views about their democracy

How do South Africans view democracy? Are they in the camp of those who see democracy through a more authoritarian lens – in other words, where ...

11 Mar 2021 | At least 1.5m signatories from civil society call on MPs to reject 'unconstitutional' 2021 Budget

The current Budget will cut public spending by R265-billion over the next three years in areas that directly affect human rights, say social movements...

11 Mar 2021 | Tim Hart appointed as Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University

The Stellenbosch University has appointed DCES’s Tim Hart as a research fellow in the university’s Department of Sociology and Social Anth...

10 Mar 2021 | Does SA government meet its constitutional obligation on socioeconomic rights?

By Gary Pienaar, Narnia Bohler-Muller and Michael Cosser The question to be answered by Parliament when it scrutinises the government’s Budget i...

11 Dec 2020 | DCES's Tim Hart to co-lead prestigious UKRI COVID-19 research concerning persons with disabilities in South Africa

Following National Disability Rights Awareness Month in South Africa, we are pleased to announce that an international consortium of researchers and d...

11 Nov 2020 | Dr Steven Gordon on Radio Islam

Dr Steven Gordon - RACE AND BLACK IDENTITY IN SOUTH AFRICA To listen to the interview, please click on the video below:...

22 Oct 2020 | Dr Steven Gordon - interview on SAFM

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), together with market research partner, IPSOS, has looked at anti-immigrant sentiment in South Africa. This...