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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2021 Student governance

As a function of SAS, student governance is primarily focused on supporting the student body to self-organize aspects of campus life and be ...

2020 Student governance and activism: implications for higher education and student affairs

Student governance is one of the most challenging domains of SAS because it is a politically involved and sensitive function that affects al...

2020 South Africa

South Africa has 26 public universities which enrol about 1 million students (2015) and over 120 typically small private HEIs that cater for...

2020 Editorial: racism and Corona: two viruses affecting higher education and the student experience

This issue comes at a time when the world is in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic and on lockdown, and when there is a worldwide outrage ...