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The Minister of Science and Technology hereby invites interested parties to nominate candidates to be considered for appointment to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Board. The Board of the Council is being reconstituted in line with section 5 of the HSRC Act, 2008 (Act No. 17 of 2008).
“South Africa has lost a champion in the country’s efforts to build a just and equal society, one who devoted decades of his life to fighting against resistant poverty and inequality.”
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) fieldworkers are currently out on the road across the country to visit 60 000 South Africans to request their participation in the country’s fifth HIV and Health study. Professor Leickness Simbayi, Deputy CEO for Research at the HSRC and overall Principal Investigator of the study, says field workers will be visiting selected households across South Africa.
Scores of young graduates and scholars from different African countries and the diaspora converged at Birchwood Hotel and Conference centre for the 11th annual Africa Young Graduates and Scholars Conference (AYGS) from 13 to 14 March 2017. The AYGS is jointly organised by the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in partnership with the historic, University of Fort Hare.
Congratulations to Dr Olanrewaju Oladimeji and his Global Burden of Disease (GBD) team for getting published in The Lancet. The Lancet has an Impact Factor of 45.217 and is currently ranked second among 150 journals in the General & Internal Medicine subject category (2013 Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters, 2014).
Oladimeji, O. & GBD 2015, Risk Factors Collaborators (2016) Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990-2015: a systemic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 388:1659-1724.
The high levels of women’s underemployment indicate that when women leave the labour force, it is often difficult for them to re-enter. There is thus an urgent need to address the barriers to women’s re-entry into the labour force, particularly if they left work because of childbearing responsibilities.
Government wants rural land users to adopt fit-for-purpose land use practices. This requires, for example, that the best farmland be used - with care - for crop and livestock farming into the distant future. A recent law, the Spatial Planning Land Use Management Act (2015), sets out the rules for ideal land uses. How many rural land users are following the prescripts of this law? Policymakers find it hard to answer this question without accurate knowledge about actual land uses in rural municipalities. Policy-relevant evidence is needed to fill this information gap.
Peter Jacobs has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Fulbright Grant for research scholars. The grant allows him to consolidate more than a decade of his studies on land reform into a book manuscript. For the six months of the Fulbright fellowship, which begins at the end of January 2017, he will be based at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to complete his new book project.
''Are you going to die, Mom? Research shows that talking to your young children about your HIV status helps them cope better
New scientific research from South Africa strengthens international evidence that children whose parents have a life-threatening disease such as HIV can benefit from their parents communicating with them about their illness and possible death.
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will release the results of the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) study on 29 November 2016. TIMSS is a cross-national assessment of the mathematics and science levels of learners from the various participating countries. TIMSS was developed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) to allow participating nations to compare learner educational achievement across borders.