Research outputs

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2022 Providing evidence and "Voice" during the COVID-19 pandemic using online rapid response surveys: lessons from the UJ/HSRC COVID-19 democracy survey

COVID-19 presents significant challenges to society and to social scientists in their attempts to understand the unfolding consequences of t...

2021 The HSRC's incubation of the South African BRICS think tank, 2013-2016

The South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT) was established through a Cabinet decision in the first quarter of 2013, and in that year the Hum...

2021 TIMSS in South Africa: making global research locally meaningful

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an assessment of the mathematics and science knowledge of fourth and ei...

2021 Introduction

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) commemorated 50 years of existence in 2019, while its predecessor, the National Bureau of Educati...