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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Past events

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013 -
    10:30 to 13:00
  • 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, May 27, 2013 to Sunday, June 2, 2013

    National Child Protection Week (CPW) is commemorated in the country annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Children's Act of 2005. The campaign that began in 1997 also aims to mobilise all sectors of society to ensure the care and protection of children. The campaign is led by the Minister of Social Development; however it is incumbent on all of us to play a role in protecting children and creating a safe and secure environment for them. Read More

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013 -
    12:15 to 14:00

    The South African Community Capabilities Study (SACCS) started in 2012 and is conducted by the Centre for Democratising Information ( The study is designed to complement existing official and other large-scale studies by addressing gaps in the nuance of data collected about poverty and living standards in South African communities.

  • 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?