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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Research data: CAPE TOWN

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2020 The Cape Radicals: intellectual and political thought of the New Era Fellowship 1930s-1960s

In 1937 a group of young Capetonians, socialist intellectuals from the Workers' Party of South Africa and the Non-European Unity Movement, e...

2020 Home first: a starting point for the chronically homeless?

On a crisp June morning over two months after COVID-19 lockdown was announced, Cape Town was eerily quiet. Stripped of its bustling crowds o...

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2020 Community leaders as intermediaries: how everyday practices create and sustain leadership in five informal settlements in Cape Town

Community leaders are expected to navigate different social and institutional contexts, but they must do so without the direction, authority...

2020 Community action in the time of COVID-19: moving at the speed of trust; sitting with complexity

A significant proportion of South Africans believe that the COVID-19 pandemic will make people more supportive of one another. This finding ...

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