Education and Skills Development


15 Nov 2019 | Exploring educational progress in South Africa

TIMSS SA Newsletter: October 2019 Exploring Educational Progress in South AfricaTIMSS 2019: Where are we? The TIMSS 2019 cycle began early in 2018, ...

1 Nov 2019 | Ready or Not! Black Students' Experiences of South African Universities

Ready or Not! Black Students' Experiences of South African Universities is a short film offering a snapshot of students' structural and personal obsta...

30 Oct 2019 | The Fourth Industrial Revolution: revolution, evolution, or heuristic?

The term ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ or ‘4IR’ suggests that widespread change– from how we live to how we conceive of...

8 Oct 2019 | South Africans prefer their children to be taught in English

English is only one of 11 official languages spoken in South Africa. It’s currently the preferred language of education and is used in many of t...

2 Aug 2019 | HSRC signs $5 million dollar contract with Mastercard Foundation

The HSRC has just signed a contract for a five-year-long research study that will investigate the effect of tertiary education on academically talente...

3 Apr 2019 | 2019 National Skills Conference

Vijay Reddy was one of the plenary speakers at the 2019 National Skills Conference Building a demand-led skills development system that focuses on inc...

25 Oct 2017 | The role of STI indicators in monitoring SA's inclusive socio-economic development

On 6 October 2017, the HSRC hosted the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Roadshow on behalf of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI). The event wa...

28 Nov 2016 | Release of trends in international mathematics and science study results

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will release the results of the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) study on...

1 Nov 2016 | Public perceptions of biotechnology have increased over time

" A report, Public Perceptions of Biotechnology in South Africa, produced by the HSRC was released today by the Department of Science and Technology....

29 Sep 2016 | LMIP releases first major skills planning report

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) was commissioned by Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to study the dynamics of skills supp...