Human and Social Capabilities


28 Sep 2016 | Children in South African Families - Lives and Times

" This book presents a comprehensive overview of African children's lives in times of transition, transformation, and change some twenty-two years af...

20 Jul 2016 | National HIV Survey kicks off in August

South African National HIV, Behaviour and Health Survey 2016 ‘Measuring Impact and Progress’ kicks off in August 2016. The Human Sciences ...

21 Jan 2016 | Grant Programme - Request for Applications (RFA)

The Human Sciences Research Council hereby invites submissions of applications for demonstration projects aimed at improving detection, management and...

6 Oct 2014 | Let them eat. Period.

‘You can’t teach a hungry child. Most of the children we work with on a day-to-day basis are accustomed to only one meal a day. And this m...

9 Jul 2014 | Diabetes and obesity in South Africa

Prof. Demetre Labadarios of the HSRC's Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation unit features in an article in the latest issue of The Lancet ...

4 Feb 2014 | Study reveals high blood pressure concerns among South Africans

" New research reveals that South Africa has a concerning rate of high blood pressure reported among people aged 50 and over. Analysis of data from ...

19 Aug 2013 | First SA national health and nutrition survey report released

" The full report of the first South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES), launched by the Health Minister two weeks a...

2 Aug 2013 | Results of first SA national health and nutrition survey to be released

" The CEO of the HSRC, Prof Olive Shisana and the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi invite you to attend a media briefing at the offices of the...

14 Jun 2013 | Two milestones for HSRC researcher

Leading researcher Dr Liezille Jacobs has added two major achievements to her impressive resumé for her research,among other notable accomplish...

28 May 2013 | 'Mind the gap': Observations in the absence of guidelines for alcohol abstinence among expectant women

This policy brief examines the alcohol consumption policies of the NationalDepartment of Health’s approach to alcohol use in South Africa. In pa...