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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2016 The longer walk to freedom: making sense of our attitudes towards race

Twenty years since the formal end of apartheid, South Africa still has a considerable distance to travel to become a country of true social ...

2016 Class over race: new barriers to social inclusion

The new year got off to an explosive start when racist comments posted by Penny Sparrow and others on Facebook were widely circulated on bot...

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2016 Remembering 1976: the Soweto uprising and beyond

Recollections of people who lived through the 1976 Soweto uprising both there and elsewhere provide more authentic insights than those of ou...

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2016 Waiting for the barbarians: a public opinion analysis of South African attitudes towards international migrants

The South Africa's democratic nation-building programme has sought to encourage a new non-racial nationalism. Over the last thirty years, ra...