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30 Mar 2021 | Screening through Chest X-Rays a more accurate diagnostic tool for scores of untreated South African TB patients

The recent TB survey was conducted between 2017 and 2018 by the South African Medical Research Council, Human Sciences Research Council and the Nation...

30 Mar 2021 | Survey: ANC, EFF supporters more willing to sacrifice rights during Covid-19

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have revealed the findings of a survey on the impressions of South ...

26 Mar 2021 | African narratives in the future of Artificial Intelligence

When the early European colonists set forth in the 15th century, the world was one to be conquered. Hundreds of years later, the advent of artificial ...

23 Mar 2021 | Survey shows ignorance about big moments in South Africa's history

Dr Steven Gordon | Senior research specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council To explore the patterns of collective memory in the country, the...

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...