Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH)

The Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH), launched on October 9th 2009, is a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and King’s Health Partners (incorporating King’s College London), including the Institute of Psychiatry and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts). It aims to build on the existing collaborations and complementary strengths of these two institutions to foster research and training in policy, prevention, treatment and care.

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa primarily conducts large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, for non governmental organisations and international development agencies in support of development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa.

The HSRC also seeks to contribute to the research and development strategy of the HSRC's parent Department of Science and Technology, especially through its mission to focus on the contribution of science and technology to addressing poverty.
In recent years the HSRC has undergone major restructuring, aligning its research activities and structures to South Africa's national development priorities: notably poverty reduction through economic development, skills enhancement, job creation, the elimination of discrimination and inequalities, and effective service delivery. It currently comprises more than 130 researchers and 100 support staff in five different centres, across ten multi-disciplinary research programmes.

South African Medical Research Council

The South African Medical Research Council is a para-statal medical research organisation in South Africa. Its mission is To improve the nation's health status and quality of life through relevant and excellent health research aimed at promoting equity and development.

It is a member of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium.

Our vision

Building a healthy nation through research.

Our mission

To improve the nation's health and quality of life through promoting and conducting relevant and responsive health research.

National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa

The National Research Foundation (NRF) was established through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998), following a system-wide review conducted for the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST). The new entity incorporated the functions of the research funding agencies that were previously servicing various sections of the research community, namely the former Centre for Science Development (CSD) of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the former Foundation for Research Development (FRD) that included several National Research Facilities.

Rhodes University, Centre for Applied Social Research and Action (CASRA)

Within the Rhodes University Department of Psychology, all staff members carry out research as part of their everyday work. For individual research projects and publications look at individual profiles under Staff.

Training in research is part of all courses in Psychlogy, and becomes especially important in Postgraduate courses. Research consultan cy is offered by some staff members individually and by Centre for Applied Social Research and Action (CASRA).​

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR )is a multi-disciplinary institute involved in research, policy formation, community interventions, service delivery, education and training, as well as providing consultancy services. The primary goal of the CSVR is to use its expertise in building reconciliation, democracy and a human rights culture and in preventing violence in South Africa and in other countries in Africa.

University of Johannesburg, Centre for Social Development in Africa

The Centre of Social Development in Africa (CSDA), located in the Department of Social Work in the University of Johannesburg, was established in 2003 and is dedicated to basic, applied and strategic research in social development and developmental welfare. The CSDA aims to positively influence development issues in the Southern African region through contributing to debates on social policy, improvements in service delivery and the expansion of knowledge through cutting-edge research.

University of Johannesburg, Centre for Sociological Research

The UJ Department of Sociology is actively engaged in critical social research and the CSR provides one vehicle for this commitment. The Centre for Sociological Research was founded by the Department of Sociology in 2001. Over the course of the next six years, staff and students of the Department of Sociology produced a range of publications and other research outputs in order to build the centre, and billed the centre as a co-host of its regular seminar series. The centre was established to the extent that it could become an independent unit within the University of Johannesburg in 2007.

University of Stellenbosch, Department of Psychology Research Unit

The Department of Psychology has among the most productive academic psychologists in South Africa on its staff, several of whom have won prestigious awards and grants for their teaching and research. We are committed to conducting research, teaching, practice, and community service of the highest possible standard. As such, we continually measure our scholarly output against the best in the world. Our staff and students have published in the highest-ranking international academic journals and several former students have taken up positions in prestigious institutions in South Africa and around the world.

University of Witwatersrand, Health Communication Research Unit

The Health Communication Research Unit is a multidisciplinary research group concerned with the unique challenges of cross-cultural, cross-linguistic communication in health care contexts. The research group is made up of a number of diverse professions including: doctors, geneticists, speech therapists & audiologists, linguists, psychologists, biomedical researchers. In a society as diverse as South Africa, the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services is a top priority, particularly in light of the illness burden imposed by HIV/AIDS. The research aims to inform policy and provide practical guidelines for training with the health professions, in line with current health care reform in South Africa and the constitutional rights of its citizens.

University of Cape Town, Psyhology Research Group

The Psychology Department within the University of Cape Town prides itself on a history of producing high-quality and socially relevant psychological research, dating back to its foundation in 1920. It continues this tradition by producing reserach which is published and presented in both national and international journals and conferences.


MARKET AND SOCIAL INSIGHT started activities in 2008 as a fieldwork subcontractor. We have 2 offices in Antananarivo and Toamasina. We also work on Mauritius and Mayotte. We have experience in quail/quanti studies and a great capacity with a team of 40 employees benefit from ongoing training.


FRONTLINE RESEARCH is a full-house research facility, with a strong emphasis on Trade Research, and face to face/telephonic interviews of Consumers/Purchasers.

Our services cover the entire research spectrum, from conceptualization and design to implementation, analysis and report at executive level.


ATW is an independent Market research firm operating especially in Madagascar (leader operator), across the Indian Ocean Area (Mauritius, Reunion Island, Seychelles, Mayotte and Comoros), and Sub Saharian Countries (South Africa). Our high standard service is settled down on rigorous methodologies proofed over 17 years of experiences. Currently a project of certification SMQ 9001 is undergoing.