Impact Centre


26 Mar 2021 | African narratives in the future of Artificial Intelligence

When the early European colonists set forth in the 15th century, the world was one to be conquered. Hundreds of years later, the advent of artificial ...

16 Mar 2021 | South Africa to host World Science Forum 2021

Researchers, policy and decision makers from more than 100 countries gather every two years to present and answer pressing ethical issues of scientifi...

5 Mar 2021 | A year later - taking HSRC COVID-19 survey findings back to the community

Recently, as part of the HSRC’s commitment to community engagement, the organisation hosted an open dialogue in Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap distri...

16 Feb 2021 | Science Forum 2020: Solving global crises requires breaking through barriers

by Andrea Teagle The barriers between and within the sciences and social sciences was a central theme at the Science Forum, co-hosted by the Departme...

8 Feb 2021 | How South Africa can prepare for a data-driven education system

Mmaki Jantjies, University of the Western Cape and Paul Plantinga, Human Sciences Research Council There are significant disparities in South Africa&...

21 Sep 2018 | HSRC Annual Report 2017/2018 presented to Parliament

The HSRC's Annual Report 2017/2018 is being presented in Parliament today. The report can be viewed and downloaded here: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/a...

17 Jul 2018 | Professor Charles Hongoro appointed Deputy Executive Director: RIA

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Professor Charles Hongoro has been appointed Deputy Executive Director: RIA effective 1 July 2018.Prof...

26 Apr 2018 | Inclusive Development in Africa: Transformation of Global Relations

This book addresses a fundamental developmental challenge for Africa: given all that we know about pertinent issues, what should be done to ensure eff...

31 Mar 2017 | South Africa must move towards an authentic freedom

Ahead of Freedom Month, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today hosted, with the Department of Science and Technology and Freedom Park, a dis...