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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2020 Cattle after migrant labour: emerging markets and changing regimes of value in rural South Africa

The publication Poverty Trends in South Africa: An Examination of Absolute Poverty between 2006 and 2015 by Statistics South Africa (Stats S...

2020 Displaced urbanism: city shack life and the citizenship of the suburban house in the rural Transkei

In their book Ekhaya: The Politics of Home in KwaZulu-Natal, Healy-Clancy and Hickel (2014) argue that the values that informed the democrat...

2020 Moringa oleifira noise: science or quackery and the way forward

The moringa tree is a rising star in South Africa where it is increasingly playing a variety of social and economic roles, especially among ...