Research outputs

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Research outputs: HUMANITIES

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2021 A Praetorian sensibility?: the making of the humanities and social sciences through the tangled histories of the HSRC and the Humanities Faculty in Pretoria

I begin, then, with the position that the institutions the University of Pretoria, the Bureau and the HSRC have complex histories. They were...

2021 Hack with a grenade: an editor's backstories of SA news

It is a book about journalism but also about South African life. It is also a social commentary that begins to strip away our prejudices as ...

2021 Miriam Tlali: writing freedom

Miriam Tlali was a novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and activist against apartheid and patriarchal confinement. She worke...

2019 Social sciences and humanities R&D investment in South Africa: current priorities, future needs

This policy brief uses the R&D data as a proxy, to propose that institutional R&D planners and national policymakers need to find a greater ...