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Launch – HSRC’s 50/90th Commemoration and new book State of the Nation: Poverty and Inequality

24 April 2019
18:00 - 20:00

The programme is available for download below:

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Time: 17h30 for 18h00 – 20h00

Venue: The Senate Hall, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria

RSVP: Shouneez Khan | email: | 021 466 7948

This year the HSRC is commemorating its 50th anniversary and the 90th anniversary of its predecessor, the National Bureau of Educational and Social Research (NBESR) through archival work, research, publications, public lectures, a social science conference and collaborative events. The commemorations are being officially launched together with the launch of the HSRC’s flagship new book in its State of the Nation series: Poverty and Inequality.

Welcome and introductions:
Prof Tawana Kupe, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria

Introduction to the 50/90 Anniversary Commemoration:

Prof C Soudien, CEO HSRC

The State of the Nation – Poverty and Inequality book:

Prof Ingrid Woolard, Stellenbosch University

Keynote speech by the Minister of Science and Technology,

Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane