The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 32 titles
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Elusive Equity
Education reform in post-apartheid South Africa

Elusive Equity documents South Africas efforts to create a racially equitable state education system from the ashes of apartheid education. Edward Fiske and Helen Ladd describe and evaluate the strategies that South African policy makers have pursued in their quest for equity. They draw on previously unpublished data, interviews with key officials, and visits to dozens of schools to describe the changes made to school financing, teacher allocation, governance, curriculum, and other areas.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 288
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2109-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2109-3
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 242.00
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Emerging Voices
A report on education in South African rural communities

One of the greatest challenges South Africa faces is rural poverty and education. This book graphically illustrates the conditions that make the dreams of a better life for all virtually unrealisable in rural areas. Through the voices of rural people themselves, the reader is told not only what the problems are but also what can and should be done. Emerging Voices is a richly documented portrait of the lives of communities in selected rural areas, and specifically their thoughts and feelings about education. It is a book that can come at no better time as South Africa is poised to launch a major offensive against poverty in rural areas. Education, this book shows, must be a central component of such an initiative. Collectively, the chapters illustrate the complexity, interconnectedness and intractability of the challenges that face rural communities and education in South Africa in particular and less developed countries more generally.

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Format : 185mm x 249mm
Pages : 182
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2089-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2089-8
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 159.00
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Empowerment through Economic Transformation

This, the third book in a trilogy studying transformation in post-apartheid South Africa, follows on two studies published in 2000: Infrastructure Mandates for Change and Empowerment through Service Delivery. This volume, with the help of 15 case studies, assesses the prospects for empowerment through economic transformation in South Africa.

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Format : 150mm x 210mm
Pages : 490
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1972-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1972-4
Publish Year : 2001
Price R 269.00
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Evaluation of the Readucate Pilot Project in the Northern Cape Province
Final report

Dr Johan Wydeman's report evaluates the success of the Readucate educational pilot project in reaching its specific objectives and achieving its intended outputs. Key performance indicators included assessing any change in learning culture and community involvement, improved school results and sustainability.

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Format : 210mm x 295mm
Pages : 52
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1925-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1925-0
Publish Year : 1999
Price R 105.00
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Food Security and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa

Southern Africa experienced acute food shortages during 2002 and 2003. Against this background, the authors of this occasional paper investigate the issues around food security, assess the outlook for global food security and draw their conclusions accordingly.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 36
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2028-1 (IRRD 6)
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2028-7
Publish Year : 2003
Price R 98.00
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Human Sciences Research Council
Institutional Review 2003

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is South Africa's statutory reseach agency dedicated to policy-relevant social science. In 2003 the HSRC was evaluated by an independent panel appointed by the Minister of Science and Technology. This publication contains the report presented by the panel.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 160
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2057-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2057-7
Publish Year : 2003
Price R 120.00
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ICT skills at the intermediate level in South Africa
Insights into private provision and labour market demand

Both the government and the private sector have recognised the invaluable role that information and communication technology (ICT) plays in responding to national socio-economic imperatives. The importance of ICT skills to the economic, social and political trajectory in a globalised context cannot therefore be over-emphasised. The potential of, and limitations to, intermediate-level ICT skills in so far as they contribute to South Africas human resource capacity is considered essential to the current form and future trajectory of the countrys development.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 72
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2198-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2198-7
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 115.00
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Linking Universities and Marginalised Communities
South African case studies of innovation focused on livelihoods in informal settings

Linking Universities and marginalised communities examines how South African universities engage with the informal sector in marginalised communities to improve livelihoods through inclusive innovation. The knowledge imperatives of universities are explored in relation to the public good and social justice, and the roles of innovation and technology transfer. Case studies provide examples of coherence between teaching, research, innovation and community engagement, and illustrate the enablers and constraints to such interaction. These insights find policy application in the spheres of higher education, science and technology, and economic development. The analysis also provides lessons for innovation studies, pointing out the need to refine the notion of innovation so that it may be more appropriate for the developmental challenges of countries such as South Africa.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm
Pages : 144
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2500-8
Publish Year : June 2015
Rights : World Rights
Price R 130.00
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Main results of the South African Innovation Survey 2005
A survey undertaken on behalf of DST by CeSTII

Innovation is widely acknowledged as being key to economic growth and progress, particularly as innovation by business enterprises is vital in ensuring their future success and competitiveness in an increasingly competitive global market. With this in mind, the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) was commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to undertake a national innovation survey based on international best practice.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 200
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2240-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2240-3
Publish Year : 2009
Rights : World Rights
Price R 125.00
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Mapping ICT Access in South Africa

The current and future capacity of South Africa to generate and sustain access to information and communication technologies (ICT) for its citizens is an important development priority. The Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of South Africa (ASGISA), launched by government in 2006, identified key factors which are affecting South Africas drive to achieve 6% economic growth and to halve unemployment and poverty in South Africa by 2014. One of these factors is the cost of telecommunications. Together, the cost of telecommunications and the availability of ICT infrastructure will crucially facilitate or frustrate attempts to improve levels of access to ICT.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm
Pages : 88
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2182-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2182-6
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 120.00
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Measuring Innovation in OECD and NON-OECD Countries
Selected seminar papers

It is widely accepted that innovation is key to economic growth. Countries where research and innovation are high on the national agenda are best suited to prosper in the knowledge-based economy. Conversely, countries whose economies are mainly dependent on natural resources and basic industries tend to lack competitiveness and flexibility in adapting to changing global trends. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has long been concerned with the measurement of research and experimental development (R&D) and innovation activities.

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Format : 297mm x 210mm
Pages : 400
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2062-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2062-1
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 286.00