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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2017 Thomas Sankara

This book presents a comprehensive timeline along a unique perspective on his life, his voice and his legacy. The book offers a view on Sha...

2015 Transcripts of interviews with unsung heroes and heroines of the South African liberation struggle, volume 1: report

The interviews included in this Report cover a range of experiences, including participation in the activities of the Natal Indian Congress ...

2014 The liberation struggle and liberation heritage sites in South Africa

The research which gave rise to this Report was carried out by a team of researchers drawn from the HSRC's Democracy, Governance and Service...

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2013 Policy incoherence: a function of ideological contestations?

The chapter focuses on the years 2010 and 2011. Reference is made to preceding years to the extent that they shed further light on the origi...