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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 Understanding interactive capabilities for skills development

Skills development is high on the South African policy agenda. There are many current interventions to improve the quantity and quality of s...

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2014 Improving the fit: making the skills development levies act work better in South African national government departments

This article presents a case study of how the Skills Development Levies Act (SDLA) of 1999 (RSA, 1999) was implemented to drive skills devel...

2014 Towards understanding the distinctive nature of artisan training: implications for skills planning in South Africa

While all agree that increased artisan development is important, there is substantial disagreement about the scale and nature of demand for ...