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The HSRC conducts and promotes social science and humanities research that is in the public interest. Specifically, our research aims to advance South Africa and Africa's understanding of and engagement with its social conditions and the particular contexts within which these social conditions occur. The knowledge we generate seeks to contribute to local, regional and global understandings of the human and social conditions of people, and the processes and interventions which will assist in the improvement of their social standing. With this distinct mandate, the Council has become one of South Africa's leading research institutions.