Office of the CEO


18 Mar 2021 | The HSRC/ USAF Medal for Social Sciences and Humanities 2020/21

Message from the CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council,Professor Crain Soudien At the end of March 2021, South Africa would have been in lockdow...

28 Feb 2021 | Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer, HSRC

The HSRC now seeks to appoint as its CEO a dynamic, courageous, innovative and experienced thought- leader, who is able to motivate and inspire staff,...

16 Feb 2021 | 'The symbolism of District Six is absolutely powerful'

In commemoration of those who were forcibly removed from the area, UCT News spoke to Emeritus Professor Crain Soudien Professor Crain Soudien is the ...

30 Oct 2020 | Prof Rolf Stumpf made his mark at SU and in higher education

Prof Rolf Stumpf, former Vice-Rector: Operations and Vice-Rector: Teaching at Stellenbosch University (SU), was one of the most respected experts on h...

30 Oct 2020 | Families want justice for Trojan Horse Massacre deaths

The families of those killed during the 1985 Trojan Horse Massacre are proposing the use of transitional justice to prosecute these apartheid police c...

21 Oct 2020 | The Trojan Horse Massacre: 'We had stones; they had bullets'

At the time of the triple murder, Gunn was a Section 29 detainee. Upon her release, the MK veteran was updated by her comrades and neighbours in Belgr...

3 Aug 2020 | Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa is a statutory council that conducts policy focused research in the humanities and social s...

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 ...