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: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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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 A realist assessment of the facilitation process for improving social accountability by community based organizations

The poor performance by local government institutions in service delivery has contributed to the proliferation of community-based organisati...

2020 Social accountability in local government: lessons from Vuwani (South Africa) and Gweru (Zimbabwe)

What do experiences in South Africa and Zimbabwe teach us about the relationship between social accountability and public participation? The...

2019 Municipal boundaries demarcations and ward delimitations: impact on service delivery

Ward delimitation is a call that demands interrogation. Issues of ward delimitation and their impact on service delivery are critical. While...