Human and Social Capabilities


10 Jun 2019 | Congratulations to Prof Tamsen Rochat DST-NRF CoE in Human Development managment committee

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) awarded a Centre of Excellence in Human Development to the U...

8 Feb 2019 | PE office enters #WRADChallenge2019

HSRC staff members in Port Elizabeth took time to participate in the NGO Nal’ibali’s #WRADChallenge2019 by reading aloud the set story &ld...

8 Jan 2019 | The biggest cost burden of Africa's growing diabetes epidemic is borne by the poorest

The number of people with diabetes in Africa will almost triple between 2015 and 2040, rising from 14.2 million to 34.2 million, according to The Inte...

3 Dec 2018 | Statement by the HSRC and UNAIDS on a joint 2018 World AIDS Days partnership seminar on HIV drug resistance

HIV Drug Resistance: Results from the Fifth South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence Behaviour and Communication survey, and impact on the 90-...

2 Nov 2018 | The first of its kind outside Gauteng: A community-owned non-communicable disease screening service in Sweetwaters

Since 2015, Dr Alastair van Heerden from HSD and his colleague Laurie Bruns at the UCLA Center for World Health have worked with MBA teams from UCLA o...

8 Aug 2018 | Professor Khangelani Zuma - Appointment as Honorary Associate Professor

" The HSRC is pleased to announce that Prof Khangelani Zuma has been appointed as Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Public Health. The a...

17 Jul 2018 | HSRC launches National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey results

The fifth National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Study (SABSSM V) findings are being released today....

11 Jul 2018 | From Providers to Carers: Men as Fathers

Twenty years ago, fatherhood wasn’t much of a political issue. Gender activists in South Africa focused on the ravages of HIV and gender-based v...

4 May 2018 | A minimum wage: Much too low. What about a cap to executive income?

The current recommendation for a minimum wage of R3500 for South Africans is far too little. It should be at least twice that. In addition, we should ...

5 Jan 2018 | First South African study to look at HIV prevalence in transgender women

The first South African integrated biological and behavioral survey on HIV in transgender women will be supported by various South African and interna...