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The first of its kind outside Gauteng: A community-owned non-communicable disease screening service in Sweetwaters

2 November 2018  | Human and Social Development  | Latest News

Since 2015, Dr Alastair van Heerden from HSD and his colleague Laurie Bruns at the UCLA Center for World Health have worked with MBA teams from UCLA on an initiative to develop a sustainable, non-donor funded and profitable non-communicable disease (NCD) focused risk-screening programme in the community of Sweetwaters.

Medicine in the 4th Industrial Revolution era: Where do we place cancer?

2 November 2018  | Africa Institute of South Africa

Certain types of cancer may be curable if diagnosed and treated early. To explore emerging biomedical diagnostic and treatment technologies the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in partnership with Nabio Consulting held a Cancer Policy Dialogue on Thursday 25 October 2018.

Indian Ocean Rim Association meets in Durban

The HSRC's Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller represented South Africa along with Mr Selby Modiba from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), to report to the senior officials of the Indian Ocean Rim Association on the work done by the regional Academic Group, chaired by Prof Bohler-Muller.

Monitoring and responding to political violence in SA

Prof Mia Swart, Research Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, talks about violence in different spheres of South African life and strategies can be employed moving forward. The HSRC and partners held a workshop to identify evidence based interventions.

Can the budget help transformation?

The SABC interviews the HSRC's Dr Peter Jacobs on what a transformative budget would look like.

Vice President of Madagascar's Parliament visits AISA in the HSRC

17 October 2018  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

As part of its mandate to continue seeking solutions to Africa’s developmental challenges, the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) held a briefing session with the Vice President of Madagascar’s Parliament, Dr Freddie MAHAZOASY.

Economic Performance and Development young researcher enjoys two career achievements in as many months

28 September 2018  | Economic Performance and Development

Economic Performance and Development young researcher enjoys two career achievements in as many months

Symbolic support for land reform as a redress policy in South Africa

1.    Benjamin Roberts
Chief Research Specialist, Human Sciences Research Council
2.    Narnia Bohler-Muller
Executive Director, Human Sciences Research Council
3.    Jarè Struwig
Chief Research Manager, Human Sciences Research Council
4.    Thobeka Radebe

Doctoral researcher, Human Sciences Research Council
Persisting inequalities in access to, and ownership of, land in South Africa remains a critical challenge that infringes on human dignity, rights and security. Recognising this, the ongoing debates and recent public hearings relating to land reform policy in the country are crucial from a social and restorative justice as well as development perspective. Therefore, ensuring that the voices of are heard and effectively shape the legislative and policy choices made around the redistribution of land is of paramount importance.

Against this backdrop, HSRC researchers used data from the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) to explore differentials in support for land reform, as a means of determining the extent to which there exists a consensual viewpoint of this policy issue.

Prof Michael Chapman receives 2018 HSRC Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities

26 September 2018  | Latest News  | Office of the CEO

The 3rd Annual Medal in the Social Sciences and Humanities was bestowed upon Professor Michael Chapman of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) at Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town on 21 September 2018.

HSRC Annual Report 2017/2018 presented to Parliament

21 September 2018  | Latest News  | Research Use and Impact Assessment

The HSRC's Annual Report 2017/2018 is being presented in Parliament today. The report can be viewed and downloaded here:

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