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Public Service Commission and HSRC to collaborate in selected areas

10 July 2017  | General  | Latest News

Pretoria - The Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will provide a framework for collaboration in selected areas of research and development.

EPD completes new Rural Innovation Survey

The HSRC's EPD research programme along with university partners, recently completed fieldwork for the 2016/17 survey on rural innovation activities. This milestone of the Rural Innovation Assessment Toolbox (RIAT) heralds a great leap forward in addressing the general lack of reliable information on innovation in rural areas. This places us on a clear pathway to defeat the scourge of rural socio-economic deprivation.

RIAT has a dual purpose. First, it seeks to harness innovation for improved human wellbeing and living standards. Second, it urges local municipalities to entrench an innovation-driven approach to their socioeconomic development initiatives. Since 2012, eight distressed district municipalities on government’s list of priority intervention sites have benefited from exposure to this set of novel information and decision tools.

SA and Namibia to collaborate on producing national science, technology and innovation indicators

23 May 2017  | Latest News  | CeSTII

CeSTII and Namibia’s National Commission on Research Science and Technology today concluded an agreement to collaborate on the production of national scientific and innovation statistics.

The agreement was concluded on the margins of the 2017 annual conference of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) in Windhoek.  This MoU will advance the ongoing collaboration between the two agencies in the areas of learning exchanges, joint research projects and joint publications.

eThekwini to host a symposium in support of Radical City Transformation

The 5th annual eThekwini-Academic Research Symposium will be held at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) from the 1st to 2ndof June 2017.

Encouraging progress in the national HIV and behaviour study

17 May 2017  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

With only two months into South Africa’s National HIV & Behaviour Survey, teams of field workers collecting behavioural survey data and blood samples across the country have reported “an encouraging response rate from the public,” according to Professor Leickness Simbayi, Deputy CEO for Research at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and overall Principal Investigator of the study.

HSRC's Africa Week programme to look at promoting research and innovation

To mark the annual commemoration of Africa month, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in collaboration with a range of partners invites members of the media to participate in thought leadership platforms lined-up for Africa Week.

 

Release of national R&D Survey and IP & Technology Transfer reports

11 April 2017  | Latest News  | CeSTII

The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), and the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will release the results of two new national survey reports on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Unpacking the concept of 'poverty': the HSRC's new strategic direction

6 April 2017  | Latest News  | DCEO: Research

Every second year the HSRC organises a conference to showcase the work of both young and seasoned researchers, as was the case in November 2016. The theme, Poverty and Inequality: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Responses, profoundly resonates with the HSRC.

South Africa must move towards an authentic freedom

Ahead of Freedom Month, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today hosted, with the Department of Science and Technology and Freedom Park, a discussion on how intergenerational trauma impacts on social cohesion and nation building in South Africa.

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