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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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2019 Looking good on paper: a qualitative study of ballot paper design and political party identification in South Africa

The Electoral Commission of South Africa commissioned the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to review the ballot paper used in national...

2019 The unconvinced vote: the nature and determinants of voting intentions and the changing character of South African electoral politics

In the lead up to South Africas sixth National and Provincial Elections in May 2019, the recent performance and leadership dynamics within t...

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2019 Editorial: quo vadis?: reflections on the 2019 South African general elections

The 2019 General Elections marked a watershed in South Africas political landscape. The ANC under the banner of a narrative of regeneration ...

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2018 Delivering an elusive dream of democracy: lessons from Nelson Mandela Bay

This book analyses the decline of the ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay, the economic hub of the Eastern Cape, also known as the party???s heartland...