Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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Hart, T. Early state capture stalled motor city. Mail & Guardian. 29. (29 March 2019).

Universities in the Eastern Cape have not taken up the challenge of creating knowledge centres to produce solutions. ...

Oosthuizen, M. (2019) Analysising the proposed workplace skills survey. (Prepared for the Labour Market Intelligent Partnership, February).

The purpose of the present document is to provide a brief guide to potential analyses that may be performed using data from the WSS. The g...

Gastrow, M. (2019) Deconstructing the fourth industrial revolution: defining the concept and research agenda. HSRC Review. 16(4):3-4.

The idea that we are in a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is premised on the observation that technological change is accelerating, that ...

Du Plessis, H.M. (2019) The future of research: knowledge production outside institutions. HSRC Review. 16(4):5-6.

For many years, researchers have been producing knowledge in a tightly-controlled peer-review system from within institutions. Rapid global ...

Mdlongwa, E.T. (2019) Understanding the risks and opportunities of digital evolution. HSRC Review. 16(4):7-8.

South Africa's effort to build a capable developmental state requires a balance between moving forward economically in an ever-globalising w...

Luescher, T., Makhubu, N. & Bosch, T. (2019) Tweeting #FeesMustFall: the case of #UCTShutdown. HSRC Review. 16(4):9-11.

Starting from Spring 2015, students across the country became engaged in the #FeesMustFall campaign, participating in protest action and shu...

Van Rheede, N. (2019) Social innovation: making a case for participatory approaches. HSRC Review. 16(4):12-13.

Increasing poverty and inequality, alongside technology, are indicative that technological innovation only benefits an elite few. We need to...

Gordon, S. (2019) Who might engage in anti-immigrant violence?: a quantitative analysis . HSRC Review. 16(4):14-15.

Over the last few decades, sporadic eruptions of xenophobic violence in South Africa have claimed lives, destroyed businesses and displaced ...

Viljoen, J. & Wentzel, M. (2019) Low-skilled immigration and the South African policy dilemma: passport. HSRC Review. 16(4):17-18.

The restriction on free movement of labour between countries and the disregard of deep-rooted migration systems and patterns have led to an ...