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 Tweeting #FeesMustFall: the case of #UCTShutdown

Starting from Spring 2015, students across the country became engaged in the #FeesMustFall campaign, participating in protest action and shu...

2018 Of hills and flats: partnering and learning in a South African school-university setting

The intention with this foreword is to lift out, to put into perspective, the challenges of the understandings, intentionalities, and negoti...

2018 Sobukwe's children: nationalism, neo-liberalism and the student protests at the University of Fort Hare and in South Africa

This article explores the provocation of the former vice-chancellor of the University of Fort Hare, Dr Mvuyo Tom, made at the university's c...