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

HSRC Repository

The HSRC Institutional Repository is an important tool that the HSRC utilises to preserve and disseminate its documents. Different types of publications including scholarly research outputs are collected, preserved and distributed in a digital format.

Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository of the HSRC's research data in support of evidence-based human and social development.

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  • Please use the Search box below to search by typing in a keyword from the research output you are looking for.  This could be the author's name, the topic, publication year or any theme within the Research Output (e.g. AIDS, Altman, Apartheid, South African education etc.).
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Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates

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2020 Kenny Mlungisi Bafo

Kenny Bafo has since 2016 held the position of councillor in the Cape Town Metro Council representing the Pan African Congress (PAC). Previo...

2020 Vuyani Ceassario Sokhaba

Since July 2018, Vuyani Sokhaba has worked at the Northern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works. Prior to that he was at the University...

2010 Dropout or stop out at the University of the Western Cape?

This chapter considers the issue of dropout and stop out in relation to South African higher education in general and then focuses on the ca...

2007 Postgraduate student retention and success: a South African case study

This monograph is the posthumous publication of the first part of Charlton Koen's PhD thesis in which he examines the main factors influenci...