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1 Dec 2019 | World AIDS Day 2019: New pill brings hope, while stigma remains a barrier to treatment

The introduction of a new HIV drug, as part of the new antiretroviral treatment guidelines, has been greeted with widespread positivity. The three-in-...

25 Nov 2019 | A pilot LIAT community of practice to stimulate local economic development through innovation launched

On 15 November 2019, a diversity of local and national stakeholders, which included representatives from participating universities and municipalities...

22 Nov 2019 | CeSTII deepens dialogue on importance of township innovation hubs

On 14 November, the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) convened key stakeholders at Philippi Village in Cape Town to di...

20 Nov 2019 | A pilot LIAT community of practice to stimulate local economic development through innovation launched

On 15 November 2019, a diversity of local and national stakeholders, which included representatives from participating universities and municipalities...

19 Nov 2019 | Refugees evicted from camp outside UN offices in Brooklyn: An outcry for social protection and justice

The evictions that ended the month-long refugees’ protest on suburban pavements focus attention on the plight of such communities in South Afric...

15 Nov 2019 | Exploring educational progress in South Africa

TIMSS SA Newsletter: October 2019 Exploring Educational Progress in South AfricaTIMSS 2019: Where are we? The TIMSS 2019 cycle began early in 2018, ...

6 Nov 2019 | The power of constitutional dialogue: bringing the voice of ordinary South Africans inside the walls of Parliament

The voices of South Africans increasingly raised in protest underscore the need to create safe spaces where the state and citizens can hear one anothe...

1 Nov 2019 | South Africa's expenditure on R&D continues to grow

Spending on research and development (R&D) in South Africa continues to increase, although at a slower rate than before. This is the key finding o...

30 Oct 2019 | The Fourth Industrial Revolution: revolution, evolution, or heuristic?

The term ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ or ‘4IR’ suggests that widespread change– from how we live to how we conceive of...

29 Oct 2019 | Collaborating on couples-focused interventions for HIV, STIs and diabetes

The HSRC is collaborating with the University of Southampton and the University of Cape Town to develop behaviour change strategies aimed at encouragi...