News & events

  • ‘Seriously flawed’ is how arts commentators have described the revised White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage recently released by the Department of Arts and Culture. The policy document came in for a drubbing at a public forum to gather submissions on the White Paper on Thursday last week.
  • NEW DELHI: Eliminating Planning Commission's role in etching the poverty line and instead tasking expert government agencies to determine India's below poverty line population may help depoliticize the exercise, a former top NSSO official has said.
 Former director-general of National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) Jogeshwar Dash feels the Planning Commission's mandate of framing policy clashes with estimating poverty ratios that are an outcome of strategies the panel devises.
  • 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 or contact PRIME’s Research Uptake Manager Amit Makan at [email protected]

  • Many of us want to believe that there is a just and moral solution to the asylum seekers issue. 
  • 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.

  • Population data is important as it lays a foundation for socio-economic statistics, and essential for timely and targeted policy action by governments, said the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Otlogetswe Totolo, told the Population Association of Southern Africa (PASA) Pre-Conference Training Workshop on Policy Relevant Data Analysis and Dissemination Capacity Building, at University of Botswana, Block 247 on July 7-9, 2013.
  • Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 08:30 to Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 17:00

    The First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation is a three day event which will look to tackle a series of real world problems related to the use and application of research

  • Monday, October 7, 2013 - 08:00 to Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 17:00

    The eighth Health Informatics in Africa Conference - HELINA 2013 Conference planned to take place in Eldoret Kenya from the 7th to 8th of October 2013 will be hosted by the Kenyan Health Informatics Association (KeHIA).

  • Twelve videos documenting the Cochrane Collaboration are now available. Since its inception in 1993, the Cochrane Collaboration has aimed to publish high quality systematic reviews that allow doctors, health care professionals and health policy-makers to make evidence-based decisions. With over 5000 reviews published, the collaboration is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a series of videos, available on YouTube, showcasing its historic roots, international processes and worldwide influence.
  • 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.