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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2021 Separation of powers and the dangers of judicial underreach

This chapter takes a closer look at the institutionalisation of the doctrine of separation of powers within the context of South Africa's co...

2020 Is political violence in local government a threat to South Africa's democracy?

South Africa is experiencing a rise in local government-related political violence directed at municipal councillors and officials. Threats,...

2020 The role of the South African Human Rights Commission in ensuring state accountability to address poverty

Since its inception at the dawn of South Africa's new democracy the South African Human Rights Commission has focused much of its efforts in...

2020 Rwandan citizens' sovereignty, popular participation, and the EAC integration and democratization

The purpose of this chapter is to analyze Rwanda's participation in the East African Community (EAC) integration project. It will investigat...