The Setshaba Research Centre (SRC), a South African, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation, is a well-established, community-based research centre that aims to be a world-class health research organisation, benefitting local communities while making a global impact. The center has grown extensively since its inception 15 years ago and has gained vast experience in the fields of COVID, HIV, TB, maternal & pediatric, social science and other relevant research in infectious and non-infectious diseases.

The centre is optimally located in Block H, Soshanguve, within the Tshwane district, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is located in an area of high disease burden especially in HIV/TB and other infectious diseases. SRC has established a solid foundation within the surrounding community, which has contributed to its success in recruitment and retention of participants across its research projects.

Our Vision: “To be a world-class health research organisiation, benefitting local communities while making a global impact.”

Our Mission: “At SRC, our mission is to continuously improve lives by conducting relevant, ethical and cost effective research, benefitting multiple communities and stakeholders.”

The site’s core focus upon inception was conducting HIV prevention studies in the field of microbicides, followed by Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) studies. Since then, the site has demonstrated the ability to expand its portfolio to include COVID, HIV and TB vaccine studies, TB diagnostic studies, Maternal and Pediatric studies, as well as a number of social science, behavioral and multipurpose technology studies. Read more about our areas of expertise.

The site is well experienced in managing multiple and complex protocols and recruiting for challenging studies.

Our experience in the research arena is evidenced by our Completed and Current projects.

At SRC, our core values are:

  • Diversity
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Growth
  • Unity