Research outputs

Access is provided to research outputs generated by HSRC researchers since 2000. All research outputs are provided free of charge to the public, with the exception of confidential reports. Where possible the full-text is provided for immediate download. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of an output which is not immediately available for download, please contact the Digital Curation Team at

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Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates

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2016 The quest for 'three thirds' : the ANC's 2014 election campaign

This chapter examines the means by which the ANC utilises its discursive power, the power it derives through its political communications, i...

2016 What can the Electoral Commission of South Africa do to encourage you to vote in next year's election?: reponses to the question

A very specific objective of the study is to determine operational efficiency of the Electoral Commission. In order to do this, a set of clo...

2016 A vote of confidence: Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2016

On 3rd of August 2016 the fifth local government election in contemporary South Africa took place and the Human Sciences Research Council (H...

2016 IEC Voter Participation Survey 2015/16: results

The IEC Voter Participation Survey (VPS) is a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey that was conducted by the Human Sciences Res...