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The HSRC Press is a non-profit publisher committed to the dissemination of high quality social science publications, in print and electronic form. The HSRC Press is a hybrid press, with a mandate to disseminate Human Sciences Research Councilresearch output and other valuable social science research. It supports the social science research community through a strong commitment to ‘opening access to quality social science in Africa’.

Some of our distinguishing features include:

  • Free access to information via our open access electronic publishing model;
  • Our print publications do not go ‘out of print’ when market demand drops; instead our electronic publishing model enables us to archive material and supply copies in small quantities;
  • Our print-based publications are significantly more affordable as the sale prices for print based publications do not include profit margins;
  • Unusual attention is paid to each publication we produce as we are not constrained by the commercial demand of publishing a large numbers of titles annually;
  • The formal peer-review process guarantees the highest academic quality.

The Press has a very active local and international marketing programme, in addition to collaborating with foreign publishers on specific titles.

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Library Resource
Rapports et recherches
mars, 2010

Analyses the role of land as a place and source of conflict, especially with regard to policy development, crisis management and post-war/post-conflict reconstruction. The authors aim to delve into the underlying causes of land issues, both at national level and also in terms of broader Africa. Covers land issues in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, northern Cameroon, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, DRC, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Library Resource
Rapports et recherches
Kenya, Afrique

Explores the relationship between HIV/AIDS and land rights in Kenya, with a particular focus on women. The study examines three village case studies in different parts of Kenya (Embo, Thika and Bondo) and attempts to distinguish the role of HIV/AIDS in precipitating or aggravating tenure insecurity from other influences. The primary objective is to understand the relationship between the AIDS-affected status of households and individuals and changes in their land tenure status, if any. HIV/AIDS emerges as a significant but not primary cause of tenure insecurity.

Library Resource
Rapports et recherches
Afrique du Sud, Ouganda, Afrique

To better understand the role of tenure security in protecting against, and mitigating the effects of, HIV and violence, this book explores these linkages in Amajuba, South Africa and Iganga, Uganda. Results from the qualitative study revealed that property ownership, while not easily linked to women’s ability to prevent HIV infection, can nonetheless mitigate the impact of AIDS, and enhance a woman’s ability to leave a violent situation.

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