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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Research data: TRADITIONAL AUTHORITIES

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2017 Interfacing interplay of local government, traditional leaders and society

Wilmien Wicomb from the Legal Resource Centre states that the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 marks the first time that c...

2016 Best practice in male circumcision: acknowledging traditional leaders as custodians

The purpose and objectives of the HSD Research Seminar Series The seminar is one in a series of HSD research seminars that are organized and...

2015 The Bafokeng: reconciling traditional and modern institutions of governance

Research findings from a project commissioned by the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN) highlight key opportunities and critical conditions for a d...

2015 Face off: traditional leaders and the battle for democracy

The impact of the Xhalanga District Court judgement by a full bench of the Eastern Cape High Court on 18 August 2015 in favour of the local ...