Human and Social Capabilities


16 Nov 2017 | HIV prevention needs of male-male partnerships study conducted by the HSRC

In a Southern African first, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) working with partners, has conducted a study looking at the HIV prevention nee...

9 Nov 2017 | Researchers shine at International Population Conference

Several researchers raised the HSRC flag at the prestigious International Population Conference, by presenting pertinent findings from their work....

1 Sep 2017 | Appointment of Prof Sharlene Swartz as Deputy Executive Director: Human and Social Development

" Professor Sharlene Swartz has been appointed as the Deputy Executive Director of the Human and Social Development programme within the HSRC as fr...

8 Aug 2017 | HSD researchers contribute to international publication on grandparenting

Grandparents in South Africa have come to play a major role in sustaining their grandchildren's generation. HSRC researchers were involved in this int...

17 May 2017 | Encouraging progress in the national HIV and behaviour study

With only two months into South Africa’s National HIV & Behaviour Survey, teams of field workers collecting behavioural survey data and bloo...

16 Mar 2017 | South African National HIV Survey (SABSSM V) is on the road

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) fieldworkers are currently out on the road across the country to visit 60 000 South Africans to request the...

7 Feb 2017 | Congratulations to Dr Olanrewaju Oladineji for publishing in The Lancet

Congratulations to Dr Olanrewaju Oladimeji and his Global Burden of Disease (GBD) team for getting published in The Lancet. The Lancet has an Impact F...

1 Dec 2016 | ''Are you going to die, Mom? Research shows that talking to your young children about your HIV status helps them cope better

New scientific research from South Africa strengthens international evidence that children whose parents have a life-threatening disease such as HIV c...

10 Nov 2016 | Opening address - Inaugural Restitution Conference, Castle of Good Hope

" The first even restitution conference in South Africa was hosted by the HSRC. The conference was attended by 320 people from 46 organisations whic...

12 Oct 2016 | Restitution: Something for everyone

The first ever conference on restitution to be held in South Africa takes place in November 2016. What sets this event apart from others, is its all-e...