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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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2014 Representing foreign workers in the private security industry: a South African perspective on trade union engagement

In recent years South African cities have become home to a large number of undocumented migrant workers. If trade unions do not organise und...

2014 What price fairness when security is at stake?: police legitimacy in South Africa

The legitimacy of legal authorities particularly the police is central to the state's ability to function in a normatively justifiable and e...

2014 Glenister at the coalface: are the police part of an effective independent security service?

This article looks at the problem of corruption to which Glenister refers through a different disciplinary lens: sociology. It does not igno...

2013 The impact of the implementation of security acts on physical and general psychological well-being of travellers within South African boarders

When the democratic South African government came into power in 1994 it adopted a new policy on terrorism, which regarded acts of terrorism ...