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South African Voter Participation Survey (VPS) 2000 - All provinces

The following topics were covered in this questionnaire: voter education, voter registration and participation, general perceptions on voting, voting behaviour and history, media and information, as well as respondent and household characteristics. Question 32 has been removed from the data.

This data set contains 2704 cases and 79 variables.

South African Identity document study (ID) 1998 - All provinces

The data set contains information regarding the identity document survey that was done for the South African Electoral Committee (IEC) during 1998.

The file contains 50 variables and 23 577 cases.

South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 1999: Voters - All provinces

This data set contains responses of South African legible voters in the 1999 national and provincial assembly elections aged 18 years and older.

All 214 selected voting stations were visited on election day. The number of voters interviewed was 11 140 and the data set contains 28 variables.

The questionnaire questions included the distance traveled to the voting station, means of transport utilised, time spent in the voting queue, perception of IEC officials' competence, and perception of the freeness and fairness of the election.

South African Voter Participation Survey (VPS) 2005 - All provinces

The following topics were covered in this questionnaire: democracy and governance issues, voter registration and participation, general perceptions on voting, voting behaviour and history, media and information issues, satisfaction with institutions, access to services, respondent and household characteristics.

This data set contains 4930 cases and 321 variables.

South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2000: Voters - All provinces

This data set contains responses of South African legible voters in the 2000 local government elections aged 18 years and older.

All 200 selected voting stations were visited on election day. The number of voters interviewed was 11 315 and the data set contains 30 variables.

The questionnaire questions included the distance traveled to the voting station, means of transport utilised, time spent in the voting queue, perception of IEC officials' competence, and perception of the freeness and fairness of the election.

South African Voter Participation Survey (VPS), 2008 - All provinces

The following topics were covered in this questionnaire: democracy and governance issues, voter registration and participation, general perceptions on voting, voting behaviour and history, media and information issues, satisfaction with institutions, access to services, respondent and household characteristics.

This data set contains 3885 cases and 349 variables.

South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2004: Voters - All provinces

This data set contains responses of South African legible voters in the 2004 national and provincial assembly elections aged 18 years and older.

All 200 selected voting stations were visited on election day. The number of voters interviewed was 14 227 and the data set contains 26 variables.

The questionnaire questions included the distance traveled to the voting station, means of transport utilised, time spent in the voting queue, perception of IEC officials' competence, and perception of the freeness and fairness of the election.

South African Voter participation survey (VPS) 2010 - All provinces

Topics covered in the questionnaire are: democracy and governance issues, municipal performance, Identity documents, voter registration, voting history, most recent voting experience, voting irregularities, general perceptions on voting, electronic voting, perceptions on voting in terms of special groups, media and information issues with regard to the profile of the electoral commission, voter education, interest in social/cultural/religious organisations, political participation, respondent characteristics, household characteristics, personal and household income.

Following the data curation process the resulting data set has 3214 cases and 504 variables.

Of the targeted population of 3500, 3214 responses (91.8%) was realized

South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2009: Voters - All provinces

This data set contains responses of South African legible voters in the 2009 National elections citizens aged 18 years and older.

In terms of the number of voting stations, a 100% realisation rate was achieved. All 400 selected voting stations were therefore visited on Election Day. The number of voters interviewed was 13 882 from the expected 14,000 which represented 99% response rate and the data set contains 55 variables.

The questionnaire questions included the distance traveled to the voting station, means of transport utilised, time spent in the voting queue, perception of IEC officials' competence, and perception of the freeness and fairness of the election.

South African Voter participation survey (VPS) 2013 - All provinces

Topics covered in the questionnaire are: democracy and governance issues, municipal performance, Identity documents, voter registration, voting history, most recent voting experience, voting irregularities, general perceptions on voting, electronic voting, perceptions on voting in terms of special groups, media and information issues with regard to the profile of the electoral commission, voter education, interest in social/cultural/religious organisations, political participation, respondent characteristics, household characteristics, personal and household income.

Following the data curation process the resulting data set has 2912 cases and 562 variables.

Of the targeted population of 3500, 2912 responses (83.5%) was realized.

South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2009: Observers - All provinces

This data set contains responses of election observers in the 2009 National elections.

Topics covered in the questionnaire are: voting station accessibility, voting building or structure conditions, security at the voting stations, weather conditions on the voting day, political party activities at the voting station, political party posters at the voting station, disturbances inside this voting station, complaint lodged or expressed dissatisfaction at the voting station, election observer's biographical details.

The data set for dissemination contains 62 variables and 352 cases.

South African Voter Participation Survey (VPS) 2015 - All provinces

Topics covered in the questionnaire are: democracy and governance issues, municipal attitudes and performance, Identity documents, voter registration, voting history, most recent voting experience, voting irregularities, general perceptions on voting, electronic voting, perceptions of voting in terms of special groups, media and information issues with regard to the profile of the electoral commission, voter education, interest in social/cultural/religious organisations.

Of the targeted population of 3500, 2976 responses (85%) was realized. The data set for dissemination contains 579 variables.

South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2011: Voters - All provinces

Topics covered in the questionnaire are: distance to the voting station, queuing time for voters, accessible to persons with disabilities and the elderly, signage and instructions at voting stations, voting procedures inside the voting station, trust in the electoral commission, evaluations of electoral officials, voting procedure for voters with special needs, effectiveness of the electoral commission's voter education campaign, usefulness of information sources, disturbances at voting stations, electoral freeness and fairness.

The data set for dissemination contains 62 variables and 14 516 cases from the expected 15 000 which represented 95% response rate.

In terms of the number of voting stations, a 100% realisation rate was achieved. All 300 selected voting stations were therefore visited on Election Day.

South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2011: Observers - All provinces

Topics covered in the questionnaire are: distance to the voting station, queuing time for voters, accessible to persons with disabilities and the elderly, signage and instructions at voting stations, voting procedures inside the voting station, trust in the electoral commission, evaluations of electoral officials, voting procedure for voters with special needs, effectiveness of the electoral commission's voter education campaign, usefulness of information sources, disturbances at voting stations, electoral freeness and fairness.

The data set for dissemination contains 76 variables and 194 cases.

In terms of the number of voting stations, a 100% realisation rate was achieved. All 300 selected voting stations were therefore visited on Election Day.

South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2014: Voters - All provinces

This data set contains responses of South African legible voters in the 2014 National elections citizens aged 18 years and older.

On election day 300 selected voting stations were visited. The number of voters interviewed was 14 177 from the expected 15 000 which represented 95% response rate and the data set contains 60 variables.

The questionnaire questions included the distance traveled to the voting station, means of transport utilised, time spent in the voting queue, perception of IEC officials' competence, and perception of the freeness and fairness of the election.

South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2014: Observers - All provinces

Topics covered in the questionnaire are: distance to the voting station, queuing time for voters, accessible to persons with disabilities and the elderly, signage and instructions at voting stations, voting procedures inside the voting station, trust in the electoral commission, evaluations of electoral officials, voting procedure for voters with special needs, effectiveness of the electoral commission's voter education campaign, usefulness of information sources, disturbances at voting stations, electoral freeness and fairness.

The data set for dissemination contains 82 variables and 184 cases.

In terms of the number of voting stations, a 100% realisation rate was achieved. All 300 selected voting stations were therefore visited on Election Day.

South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2016: All provinces

Topics covered in the questionnaire are: the distance traveled to the voting station, means of transport utilised, time spent in the voting queue, perception of IEC officials' competence, and perception of the freeness and fairness of the election.

In terms of the number of voting stations, a 100% realisation rate was achieved. All 300 selected voting stations were therefore visited on Election Day. The number of voters interviewed was 13,584 from the expected 15,000 which represented 90% response rate.

The data set for dissemination contains 80 variables and 13 584 cases

Innovation Partnership for Rural Development Programme (IPRDP) 2017 Community Impact Assessment Round 1 (CIA1) - Access to public services in four provinces in South Africa

The data set contains access to basic public services data in selected villages: 11 villages in 4 IPRDP district demonstration municipalities (Amathole, Chris Hani, Capricorn, Gert Sibande); and 4 comparison sites in 2 IPRDP demonstration municipalities (Sekhukhune; Ehlanzeni) and 2 non-demonstration municipalities (Ugu; Alfred Nzo).

The socioeconomic dimensions of farming systems and rural farmer households in the context of food security: New generation vaccine programme 2016 (KAPP Vaccines) - Five provinces in South Africa

This dataset contains the responses of smallholder farmers who kept cattle, or any combination of cattle with small stock (sheep and goats) across five provinces in South Africa.

The questionnaire includes questions on household demographics, source of income, livestock keeping activities and facilities and disease control measures. The aim of this study was to identify livestock farmers' knowledge, attitudes, practices and perceptions (KAPP) on primary animal healthcare with a special focus on vaccinations.

The data contains 191 variables and 591 cases.

People living with HIV Stigma Index: South Africa (STIGMA) 2014

This data set contains the responses from a purposive sample of 10 473 respondents who were all living with HIV and who were older than 15 years linked to either an organisation for PLHIV or attending health facilities and NGOs for the purposes of accessing support or care related to HIV and AIDS, with the purpose to measure self-reported stigma and discrimination experienced by PLHIV nationally.

The data set for dissemination contains 377 variables and 10 473 cases which represented 100% response rate.

Engaging very young adolescents in improving sexual and reproductive health and rights in the context of national health system reform: Learners' survey (SRH) 2017 - Gert Sibande district, Mpumalanga

This data set contains the responses of young adolescents (aged 10-14 years) to a questionnaire concerning their sexual and reproductive health, conducted in Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga, South Africa in 2017. Issues like bodily development during puberty, menstruation, dating and sex as well as accessing information about these issues are included.

The data set for dissemination contains 132 variables and 696 cases from the expected 840 which represented 83% response rate.

Innovation for Inclusive Development (IID) Policy Seminars and the Government Cluster Policy Workshops (GCPWs) Series 2016-17
The Innovation for Inclusive Development (IID) Policy Seminars and the Government Cluster Policy Workshops (GCPWs) Series is a collaboration between the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The IID Seminars emerged out of a concern that, despite various pilots, demonstration and technology transfer initiatives, there are still challenges faced by the introduction and integration of STI-based interventions to effectively and efficiently support the achievement of inclusive development.
These challenges indicate a need for a holistic and systems level intervention that will ensure that innovation fully supports inclusive development. Such interventions would include providing guidance and strengthening the NSI to support the inclusive development agenda through appropriate mechanisms such as human capital development, financial and non-financial incentives, impact monitoring and evaluation, as well as hosting seminars. The IID Policy Seminars are such interventions.
This data set consists of the transcribed proceedings of the following five IID Seminars held between 2016 and 2017:
  • How ready is South African policy for IID
  • Information and communication technologies in basic education
  • Innovation partnerships for rural development programme
  • SASTEP innovation sanitation technology
  • Why do development projects fail?
South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) 2011-12: Adult Physical Examination - All provinces

The data set for dissemination contains 396 variables and 17 938 cases of respondents aged 15 and older who participated in the SANHANES-1 Adult Physical Examination. Of the total number of cases, 7 340 individuals volunteered to undergo the physical examination.

Topics covered in the physical examination form are: general patient history, detailed patient history, systematic clinical examination, blood pressure and pulse rate, step fitness test, and anthropometry.

THRD Skills Audit Review: Background Paper - Department of Basic Education (DBE) Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Educators in secondary schools in South Africa Survey Report

The data set contains 129 variables and 84 Basic Education Educators of Tourism and related subjects and qualifications who completed the web-based online survey.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 Grade 5: Numeracy (ASG) - South Africa as one of 39 countries

This data set contains learner responses to the learner background questionnaire as well as learner mathematics scores.

The data set has 213 variables and 10 932 learners.

Of the 300 sampled schools, 297 schools were included in the 2015 round of TIMSS at the Grade 5 level, providing a response rate of 97%.

We look out for our children, Caregiver (SIZE) 2010-12. Msunduzi Municipality - KwaZulu-Natal

This dataset contains information on 1899 caregivers from the 1961 households that participated in the household survey. However, to facilitate linking, the HHIDs of households completing the household survey were added to this file with no data.

We look out for our children, Focal child (SIZE) 2010-12. Msunduzi Municipality - KwaZulu-Natal

This dataset contains responses obtained directly from the study focal child. There is information from 1835 children from the 1961 households that participated in the household survey. However, to facilitate linking, the HHIDs of households completing the household survey were added to this file with no data meaning there are 1961 records in this file

We look out for our children, Household (SIZE) 2010-12. Msunduzi Municipality - KwaZulu-Natal

This data set contains information on the households that met the inclusion criteria for this study. Information was collected from the primary respondent on themselves and their knowledge of the other household members.

For the household survey, 1961 of the 2032 (96.5%) eligible families participated and completed the baseline survey.