Ms Jare Struwig

DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 2511

Ms. Jare Struwig is a Senior Research Manager at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), working in the Democracy Governance and Service Delivery Unit. She holds a Masters degree in Research Psychology from the University of Pretoria. She has 20 years experience in the field of research and has authored several research papers, journal articles and chapters in books. She has also represented the HSRC at national and international conferences. During her research career she has conducted several research projects, including media studies and has also been involved in monitoring the local and government elections since 1994. Earlier in her career she also undertook environmental assessments and assisted with pro-poor tourism projects.

For the past decade, her interest has shifted to quantitative research and large scale national surveys-more specifically monitoring and modelling social attitudes in South Africa. She is currently the coordinator of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) which attempts chart and explain the interaction between the countries' changing institutions, its political and economic structures, and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour pat?terns of its diverse populations. She has been managing this national survey since its inception in 2003. She is also the South African representative on the International Social Surveys Programme (ISSP) where she advises on best practices and research methodologies in surveys research. She has also been elected as the chair/convenor of the international group (consisting of representatives from England, Philippines, Sweden, Venezuela and France) who take a lead on determining the substance of the world wide social inequality survey to be conducted in 2019.


South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)

SASAS programme is longitudinal study that aims to chart and explain the interaction between the country's changing institutions, its political and ec....