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Inaugural HSRC Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities to leading scholar tonight

25 November 2016  | Latest News  | General

The HSRC will present the inaugural Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities to a leading scholar tonight. The awards ceremony for the first Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities will be awarded at the HSRC’s Pretoria office tonight.

Opening address - Inaugural Restitution Conference, Castle of Good Hope

10 November 2016  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

The first even restitution conference in South Africa was hosted by the HSRC.

The conference was attended by 320 people from 46 organisations which included civil society groups as well as universities.

Public perceptions of biotechnology have increased over time

1 November 2016  | Latest News  | Education and Skills Development

A report, Public Perceptions of Biotechnology in South Africa, produced by the HSRC was released today by the Department of Science and Technology. The key finding is that although public perceptions have increased, there is still work to be done.

The report was conducted by the Education and Skills Development unit of the HSRC and was authored by Dr Michael Gastrow, Ben Roberts, Dr Vijay Reddy and Shameelah Ismail on behalf of the Public Understanding of Biotechnology Programme of the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA).

 

Call for applications: DST-NRF Internship Programme 2017/18

19 October 2016  | General

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates (including those in Social Sciences and Humanities) are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment. This opportunity is also offered to those unemployed graduates and postgraduates who are interested in research management; research support and administration at public higher education institutions and research agencies through a partnership with the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA). Applications are invited from candidates who are interested in acquiring work experience in the areas of specialisation or disciplines in the stated provinces

Restitution: Something for everyone

12 October 2016  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

The first ever conference on restitution to be held in South Africa takes place in November 2016. What sets this event apart from others, is its all-encompassing focus on restitution as symbolic, material (land, wealth, education) and practical (skills sharing, mentoring).

NRF Rating - Dr Sylvester Maphosa

3 October 2016  | Africa Institute of South Africa

Please join us in congratulating Dr Sylvester Maphosa. The NRF rating application of Prof Maphosa has resulted in his formal recognition as a C-rated scientist.

Launching publication entitled "Locating African Voices and Worldviews within the Academy"

29 September 2016  | Economic Performance and Development

EPD Researchers attend Launch of eZiko siPheka siSophula Indigenous Knowledge systems Anthology.

LMIP releases first major skills planning report

29 September 2016  | Latest News  | Education and Skills Development

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) was commissioned by Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to study the dynamics of skills supply and demand in order to inform skills policy in South Africa.

Children in South African Families - Lives and Times

28 September 2016  | Human and Social Development

This book presents a comprehensive overview of African children's lives in times of transition, transformation, and change some twenty-two years after political emancipation in South Africa.

Edited by Monde Makiwane, Mzikazi Nduna and Nene Ernest Khalema


This book will be released soon.

Dr Glenda Kruss appointed as DED: CeSTII

22 September 2016  | Latest News  | CeSTII

The HSRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Glenda Kruss as the Deputy Executive Director for the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). 

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