Past events

  • Monday, September 2, 2013 - 08:00 to Friday, September 13, 2013 - 17:00

    By the end of this two week course, the participants will understand the key policy processes and how public policies inform laws. They will also be able to apply a range of tools in influencing policy processes and how evidence based policy analysis is used to advocate for policy changes.

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:30

    Amit Makan, who is responsible for research uptake at PRIME will present at this seminar on PRIME’s research communication strategies and institutional arrangements. Please note that HSRC researchers who are interested in research communication and who are responsible for policy briefs will find this seminar particularly useful. It will be chaired by Dr Konosoang Sobane who leads the policy brief project at the HSRC so the discussions are sure to be very stimulating. For more information about PRIME go to their website at http://www.prime.uct.ac.za/ or contact PRIME’s Research Uptake Manager Amit Makan at [email protected]

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 13:15

    There will be two presentations, The international relations & regionalism of BRICS, by Mr Francis A. Kornegay, Jr., IGD/Unisa, and, BRICS and South Africa's Foreign Policy Framework: What are our national interests? by Prof. Narnia Bohler-Muller, HSRC.

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 08:00 to Friday, July 5, 2013 - 17:00

    The Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna together with the Life-Science-Governance Research Platform (LSG), the Austrian Political Science Association (ÖGPW), Institute of Forest, Environmental, and Natural Resource Policy at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) hosts the 8th International Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA) conference under the title Societies in Conflict: Experts, Publics and Democracy.

  • Monday, June 24, 2013 - 13:00

    One in a series of seminars organised by an informal grouping of University of Cape Town academics who are interested in working with youth and on youth issues and who are committed, as academic activists, to research, publication, dialogue, community engagement and teaching on youth-related issues. Membership is open to anyone with a youth focus.

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 12:15

    In the context of Youth Month Prof Sharlene Swartz from the HSRC will review the state and status of young people living in South Africa and more broadly in the global South. Drawing from her new book Youth citizenship and the politics of belonging (2013) she presents a critique of global North youth development theories and approaches, showing how these are insufficient to address the contemporary realities of Southern Youth who contend in different ways to their global North counterparts with poverty, culture, educational quality, unemployment, food security, violence, and work transitions to name a few.

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 12:15

    The Prevention in Action (PIA) model for Violence Against Women prevention, is the outcome of a four year programme conducted in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. The programme approach included a range of formative and participatory research processes to inform understanding of the problem of VAW towards the development of a model for community mobilization to address VAW.

  • Monday, June 10, 2013 -
    08:00 to 17:00

    This course in public policy, governance and civil society is designed to provide basic fundamentals of public policy analysis to practitioners working in civil society organisations, public service and the private sector.

  • Monday, May 20, 2013 - 13:00

    One in a series of seminars organised by an informal grouping of University of Cape Town academics who are interested in working with youth and on youth issues and who are committed, as academic activists, to research, publication, dialogue, community engagement and teaching on youth-related issues. Membership is open to anyone with a youth focus.

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 09:30

    Briefing on the results of the 2012 Reconciliation Barometer survey, which aims to bring the findings of this national public opinion poll to different target groups, such as representatives from politics, academia, business, civil society and the media.

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