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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...

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...

12 Mar 2021 | Wits Protest - Exclusions vs education access with Professor Thierry Luescher

We're exploring the reasons behind the latest student protests that turned deadly yesterday. Wits students say their fight is against financial exclus...

11 Mar 2021 | Opportunities and challenges in implementing the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on Friday last week hosted a discussion to look into the opportunities and challenges in implementing the A...

11 Mar 2021 | At least 1.5m signatories from civil society call on MPs to reject 'unconstitutional' 2021 Budget

The current Budget will cut public spending by R265-billion over the next three years in areas that directly affect human rights, say social movements...

11 Mar 2021 | The role of South Africa's social scientists in COVID-19 responses: why it matters

The effects of COVID-19 have been devastating to economies across the globe. This has been true in South Africa too where the unemployment rate has sh...

11 Mar 2021 | Tim Hart appointed as Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University

The Stellenbosch University has appointed DCES’s Tim Hart as a research fellow in the university’s Department of Sociology and Social Anth...

10 Mar 2021 | Does SA government meet its constitutional obligation on socioeconomic rights?

By Gary Pienaar, Narnia Bohler-Muller and Michael Cosser The question to be answered by Parliament when it scrutinises the government’s Budget i...

8 Mar 2021 | Book Review: Food Insecurity on Campus: Action and Intervention edited by Katharine M. Broton and Clare L. Cady

In Food Insecurity on Campus: Action and Intervention, editors Katharine M. Broton and Clare L. Cady present background research and case studies from...

8 Mar 2021 | Renaming cities: Let's promote the Eastern Cape's rich, hidden history of endorsing the pen over the sword

By Leslie Bank The news that the former settler cities of East London and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape were getting new names sparked an outcry...