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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2008 Women, water and workers in southern Africa: survey of attitudes of women trade unionists in the public sector in southern Africa, 30 July 2008

The Southern African Public Service International Conference, Women, Water and Workers, provided the opportunity to weigh up the attitudes o...

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2008 Rural women and rainwater harvesting and conservation practices: anecdotal evidence from the Free State and Eastern Cape provinces

Access to water for domestic and agricultural use is a common constraint in most arid to semi-arid areas. Rainwater harvesting and conservat...

2008 Administered prices study on economic inputs: ports, rail, water: executive summary

This report examines the prices of goods and services provided by entities owned by the South African government in water, rail and ports. P...

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2008 Free basic water: a sustainable instrument for a sustainable future in South Africa

The South African government???s policy decision in 2001 to provide a basic amount of water free of charge to all citizens has been controve...