Human and Social Development


21 Oct 2019 | School's Out project kicks off in earnest with meetings across southern Africa

The HSRC's ten-country study -- the School's Out project -- has kicked off in earnest with meetings across southern Africa last week. The project is f...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...