Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Contact Details

Physical: 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X41, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 302 2000
Fax: 012 302 2001


The mission of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is to be a research organisation that advances social sciences and humanities for public use.

The HSRC undertakes and promotes research that is often large-scale, multi-year, and collaborative in nature. It produces high-quality scientific evidence to inform further analysis, debate, advocacy and decision-making by role-players in government, the media, academia, and community-based groupings. The HSRC responds to the needs of vulnerable and marginalised groups in society through its research. It develops and makes available data sets underpinning research, policy development and public discussion of developmental issues. Through its work, the HSRC aims to inform policy development and good practice, thereby making a difference to the lives of people in South Africa and on the mother continent.

The functions of the HSRC are to: initiate, undertake and foster strategic basic and applied research in human sciences; address developmental challenges in South Africa, Africa and globally by gathering, analysing and publishing data relevant to such challenges, by means of projects linked to public sector programmes; inform the effective formulation and monitoring of policy, as well as to evaluate the implementation thereof; stimulate public debate through the effective dissemination of act-based research results; help build research capacity and infrastructure for the human sciences; foster research collaboration, networks and institutional linkages; respond to the needs of marginalised groups in society through research and analysis of developmental issues, thus contributing to the improvement of their lives; develop and make available datasets underpinning research, policy development and public discussion of developmental issues; and develop new and improved methods for dataset use.

Office Bearers/Management

Prof M Tom
Chief Executive Officer
Prof C Soudien

Prof Mvuyo Tom
Deputy Chairperson:
Board Members:
Mrs Nasima Badsha
Prof Haroon Bhorat
Prof Mark Bussin
Adv Roshan Dehal
Dr Abdalla Hamdok
Prof Relebohile Moletsane
Ms Precious Sibiya
Prof Crain Soudien (CEO)
Prof Lindiwe Zungu
Chief Executive Officer:
Prof Crain Soudien
Deputy Chief Executive Officer:
Dr Udesh Pillay (Management Support)
Prof Leickness Simbayi (Acting: Research)
Chief Financial Officer:
Ms Priya Singh
Senior Management:
Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller (Executive Director: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery)
Dr Jaya Josie (Head: BRICS Research Centre)
Prof Demetré Labadarios (Executive Director: Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation)
Ms Phumudzo Maboho (Director: Human Resources)
Dr Temba Masilela (Executive Director: Research Use and Impact Assessment)
Dr Vijay Reddy (Executive Director: Education and Skills Development)
Ms Marizane Rousseau (Office Manager and Board Secretary)
Prof Leickness Simbayi (Executive Director: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB)
Prof Crain Soudien (Acting Executive Director: Africa Institute of South Africa)
Prof Ivan Turok (Executive Director: Economic Performance and Development)
Dr Heidi van Rooyen (Executive Director: Human and Social Development)
Dr Khangelani Zuma (Executive Director: Research Data Management Centre)
Communications Officers:
Mr Julian Jacobs (Director: Communications)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedClean AuditClean AuditClean Audit
Current Assetsn/a153 646128 51698 424
Non-Current Assetsn/a225 200213 055181 429
Total Assetsn/a378 846341 571279 854
Current Liabilitiesn/a108 009101 708100 788
Non-Current Liabilitiesn/a3 8705 1083 899
Total Liabilitiesn/a111 879106 816104 687
Total Net Assetsn/a266 967234 755175 166
Total Revenuen/a469 012403 994351 861
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/a198 401158 122154 388
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/a270 611245 872197 473
Total Expendituren/a(436 799)(386 918)(348 382)
Employee Costsn/a(236 986)(230 612)(208 098)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Yearn/a32 2137 0763 479
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a50 86024 34618 632
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activitiesn/a(19 991)5 784(2 658)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Yearn/a111 14880 27850 681
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a3 96824176
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a182-3
Posts Approvedn/an/an/an/a
Posts Filledn/a533527502
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