South Africa pays homage to Mandela

2013-12-06 17:34

Many South Africans have payed homage to former president Nelson Mandela, after his death in his Houghton home in Johannesburg shocked the world.

Trying to save could be making SA fat

2013-08-08 13:23

Price is the key factor for most South African consumers when shopping for food, according to a study, but this could have an unforseen impact on their weight.

Food security in SA declining - study

2013-08-06 13:22

More than half of South Africans do not have regular access to enough food, according to a study released by the HSRC.

ANC risks losing 'born free' voters

2013-01-28 14:38

South Africans, who were born after apartheid ended in 1994, can vote for the first time in presidential elections next year and could begin reshaping politics in Africa.

Funding critical to SA science - NRF

2012-07-11 08:20

Funding remains a stumbling block as South Africa races to rollout massive science projects like the Square Kilometre Array telescope.

Science needs more SA investment

2012-05-22 14:03

Science research in South Africa needs an urgent cash injection to increase capacity and deliver effective research, particularly for a developing country, an HSRC researcher has said.

SA to host 2015 social science conference

2011-10-20 14:06

The Human Sciences Research Council has won a bid to host the 2015 World Social Science Forum conference.

Eastern Cape SA's poorest province

2011-07-27 07:49

The Eastern Cape is fast becoming entrenched as South Africa’s most poverty-stricken province, a Human Sciences Research Council study has found.

Teacher leave abuse concerning - union

2010-12-14 08:24

Abuse by teachers of the leave system must be condemned, the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA has said.

SWC human trafficking risk up

2010-03-24 17:08

The 2010 football World Cup will heighten the risk of human trafficking in South Africa

Child, teen HIV down - study

2009-06-09 12:27

The prevalence of HIV in children and teenagers has dropped, while condom usage has increased, a national survey has found.


HSRC, Fort Hare to review court rulings

2013-08-26 16:02

The justice department has awarded the controversial tender to review rulings of the country's two top courts to the Human Sciences Research Council and the University of Fort Hare’s law school.

No mercy for smokers

2013-08-06 22:18

The government will not stop trying to eliminate smoking in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Wits appoints Habib as new rector

2013-02-28 17:32

Professor Adam Habib has been appointed as rector of the University of the Witwatersrand.

Cadre deployment: 'Loyalty ahead of competence'

2012-07-12 22:17

The ANC's policy of cadre deployment is adversely affecting public services, says the Human Sciences Research Council, adding that "strategy systematically places loyalty ahead of merit and even of competence".

Money: SA’s great divide

2012-07-08 19:45

South Africans of Indian and Asian origin reach out more to other racial groups than blacks and whites do.

Children on social grants up 13-fold

2012-01-18 13:58

The number of children receiving social grants has increased from 800 000 to 10.3m in the last 10 years, accounting for 70% of all people on social welfare, a study has shown.

SA teens sexually active early - study

2011-09-26 08:01

Many South African children are having sex for the first time when they are between 14 and 15, and barely half used condoms last time they had sex, a study has found.

Voters willing to give parties second chance

2011-04-14 16:38

A survey says most South Africans will give their political parties a second chance, even if they have not met their expectations.

New HIV infections down

2010-06-21 20:12

The Human Sciences Research Council study has found a 35% decline in the rate of new HIV infections between 2002 and 2008.

Govt must tackle trafficking - HSRC

2010-03-24 10:52

An HSRC report says government and civil society need to take serious action against human trafficking in South Africa, which is a major "destination country".

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