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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2019 Re-creating slum tourism: perspectives from South Africa

Slum tourism is a growing phenomenon in several cities in the global South. The objective in this conceptual paper is to analyse the develop...

2019 Strengthening township economies in South Africa: the case for better regulation and policy innovation

There is considerable policy interest in supporting township economies at present. This is important considering their history of marginaliz...

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2018 Creative tourism: South African township explorations

The purpose of this paper is to explore creative forms of tourism in South African townships. The developmental potential of slum tourism is...

2018 The spatial concentration and stability of crime in a South African township

The law of crime concentration at places motivates that a small number of locations are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime. ...