Past events

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 12:15

    HSRC Seminar Series: Presented by Professor Andrew Shepherd, Director, Chronic Poverty Advisory Network, Overseas Development Institute. This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details as below. The speakers will be in Pretoria.

    The Chronic Poverty Advisory Network is a successor to the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, of which South Africa was a partner. The seminar will present findings from two published policy guides on Addressing Chronic Poverty (agriculture and education) and three policy guides in process (energy, employment and Middle Income Countries). It will also refer to a Challenge Paper, ‘what has happened to the other 50%?’ The presentation will draw out some of the findings relevant to South Africa.

    Kindly RSVP by 22 April 2013

    Cape Town: HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or [email protected]

    Durban: First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or [email protected]

    Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: [email protected]

  • Monday, March 18, 2013 - 09:00

    The Learning Network on Health and Human Rights is hosting a dialogue entitled ‘Community Participation As a Vehicle for Realising the Right to Health’ on 18 March 2013 in Observatory, Cape Town.

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 08:00 to Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 17:00

    Tackling 21st century sustainability and development challenges requires the ‘best available’ scientific advice. But what is ‘best advice’ and how might this idea need to be re-thought?

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

    The South African Human Rights Commission will launch the Charter on Children's Basis Education Rights on 31 January 2013 at its offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg

  • Monday, December 3, 2012 to Wednesday, December 5, 2012
    The eighth in a series of DevNet conferences which will provide an international forum for development scholars, researchers and practitioners to explore the linkages between the three areas that constitute international development work – research, policy and practice.
  • Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:30

    Presented by Prof Dave Gordon, Director, Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, University of Bristol, UK, this talk will provide a brief overview of the use of social perceived necessities to measure poverty around the world and then discuss recent advances with this approach.

  • Friday, November 9, 2012 - 11:15

    How are poor communities responding to support from community development specialists and inclusive business designs? How can community development specialists in conjunction with private enterprise help poor communities lead broad-based local development?

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:45

    The current model of development is often blamed for the global financial meltdown and the resulting protracted recovery to a pre-crisis status-quo. In the context of continued global instability, what would an alternative inclusive model of development that avoids the problems of an overly capitalistic model look like? In as far as the youth have been disproportionately affected by the crisis, to what extent can a youth driven model provide solutions that move us from a consumeristic model to one that places the environment at the centre of development?

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 09:00

    Innovative technologies explored included point of use water filter technologies. The importance of POU technologies for improving access to clean drinking water cannot be underestimated. They are usually simple, inexpensive technologies which positively affect the health of rural households by reducing the prevalence of water borne diseases. Despite this these technologies are often underutilized. The Innovation for Poverty Alleviation programme is funded by the EU Sector Budget Support programme and managed by the Department of Science and Technology, and has been running since 2009.

  • Friday, September 21, 2012 - 09:30

    “Now is the time for calm heads to prevail. The Judicial Commission of Enquiry appointed by President Zuma will hopefully present all the facts. It is the right decision."