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29 Jun 2020 | Black women 'fighting battles on two fronts'

Black women in SA are not only disadvantaged because of the colour of their skin, but also due to their gender.During a virtual community dialogue hos...

26 Mar 2020 | HSRC announces public survey to assess awareness of Covid-19 among South Africans

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on 17 March 2020 announced that it would conduct a public survey, via social media and some follow-up quali...

20 Dec 2019 | HSRC 50/90 Anniversary Commemoration: Interview with Dr Jan Beukes

In 2019, the Human Sciences Research Council commemorates its 50th anniversary. Act 23 of the Parliament that established the HSRC was assented to on ...

11 Sep 2019 | Research community must step up the challenge to understand root causes of gender based violence

Pretoria, Wednesday 11 September 2019 – The Human Sciences Research Council adds its voice to, and stands in solidarity with, the people of Sout...

26 Jul 2019 | The Stellenbosch launch of Poverty & Inequality: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Responses

Responding to poverty and inequality in South Africa requires more than focussing on the structural aspects of the economy. The humiliation that gener...

24 Jul 2019 | Launch of 'The Cape Radicals': Remembering South Africa's early thinkers who saw through racial ideology

Deep in the heart of late 1930’s Cape Town, a theory of anti-racialism began to emerge from a group of young thinkers who called themselves the ...

25 Mar 2019 | Passing the baton: Mandela's legacy and today's student protests

A short way up the road from where a conference was taking place about the making of Mandela, opposite a war memorial, an art museum containing tradit...

11 Mar 2019 | The "pain of inequality": how the psychological and the economic intersect to maintain the most unequal society in the world

“At the heart of the explanation [for the persistence of poverty and inequality in South Africa] is the relationship between structural reality ...

21 Nov 2018 | Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis visits the HSRC

Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis visits the HSRC to meet with members of the executive leadership....