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6 Apr 2017 | Unpacking the concept of 'poverty': the HSRC's new strategic direction

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 t...

31 Mar 2017 | Call for nominations to serve on HSRC Board

The Minister of Science and Technology hereby invites interested parties to nominate candidates to be considered for appointment to the Human Sciences...

31 Mar 2017 | 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 dis...

16 Mar 2017 | South African National HIV Survey (SABSSM V) is on the road

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) fieldworkers are currently out on the road across the country to visit 60 000 South Africans to request the...

7 Feb 2017 | Congratulations to Dr Olanrewaju Oladineji for publishing in The Lancet

Congratulations to Dr Olanrewaju Oladimeji and his Global Burden of Disease (GBD) team for getting published in The Lancet. The Lancet has an Impact F...

27 Jan 2017 | Addressing barriers to women's re-entry into the labour force, particularly after childbearing

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...

1 Dec 2016 | ''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 c...

28 Nov 2016 | Release of trends in international mathematics and science study results

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will release the results of the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) study on...

10 Nov 2016 | Opening address - Inaugural Restitution Conference, Castle of Good Hope

" The first even restitution conference in South Africa was hosted by the HSRC. The conference was attended by 320 people from 46 organisations whic...

1 Nov 2016 | Public perceptions of biotechnology have increased over time

" A report, Public Perceptions of Biotechnology in South Africa, produced by the HSRC was released today by the Department of Science and Technology....