New data releases

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.

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.

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

South African National Survey of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Publicly Funded Research Institutions - Inaugural Baseline Study (IP-TT): 2008-2014 - Aggregated

This data set contains the responses of Offices of Technology Transfer (OTT) directors who participated in the IP & TT survey. This survey also contains a qualitative component.

South African Tourism Human Resource Development Skills Audit Review: Higher Education and Training Institutions Survey (THRD) 2016 - All provinces

The data set contains 201 variables and 35 Higher Education and Training Educators completed the web-based online survey.

South African Tourism Human Resource Development Skills Audit Review: Graduate and Learner survey (THRD) 2016 - All provinces

The data set contains 118 variables and 107 graduates and current learners of HEI Tourism and related qualifications who completed the web-based online survey.

Twenty-year Review of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) 2016

Twelve interviews with key informants were conducted to assist with reviewing the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) to mark the 20th year celebration of its existence in 2016.

National Research and Experimental Development Survey (R&D) 2014-15: All provinces in South Africa - Aggregated

This data set contains data on the R&D expenditure by province, type of R&D, research fields, socioeconomic objectives, sources of funds and province. R&D personnel data is also included. The data is recorded for each of the following economic sectors of the South African economy: Business, Government, Higher Education, Not-for-Profit Organisations and Science Councils.

Evaluation of Access to Justice and Promotion of Constitutional Rights Programme (AJPCR) 2016 - South Africa

The Inception Report made provision for 9 key informant interviews, a total of 18 key informant interviews were conducted. As planned twelve focus group interviews were conducted. Over 100 documents were studied.

MIMMS Community level qualitative data: Professional health workers (PHW) 2014-15 - Eight provinces in South Africa

The data set consists of 39 transcripts of interviews with professional health workers. Gauteng province was excluded from the study as approval from Department of Health could not be obtained.

MIMMS Community level qualitative data: Traditional birth attendants (TBA) 2014-15 - Seven provinces in South Africa

The data set consists of 15 transcripts of interviews with traditional birth attendants.

All nine provinces were included in the study sample, however, no data were collected for TBAs in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal, urban or rural, Limpopo, urban, North West rural, or Western Cape urban, as TBAs’ practice is not encouraged in many communities and finding willing participants was thus a challenge.

Innovation Partnership for Rural Development Programme (IPRDP) 2017 Community Impact Assessment Round 1 (CIA1) - Household data in four provinces in South Africa

The data set contains household demographic 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).

South African National HIV Prevalence, HIV Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey (SABSSM) 2012: Combined - All provinces

In the combined data set four individual data sets were combined, guardians for children to 11 years, children 12 to 14 years, youths and adults 15 years and older and individual's information from the visiting point data set.

The data set contains information on: biographical data, media, communication and norms, knowledge and perceptions of HIV/AIDS, male circumcision, sexual debut, partners and partner characteristics, condoms, vulnerability, HIV testing, alcohol and substance use, general perceptions about government, health and violence in the community.

The data set contains 917 variables and 44029 cases.

Subsequent to the dissemination of version 1 of the Combined data set the skip patterns for the Adult and Child data sets were corrected and updated in the Combined data set which is disseminated as Version 2.

South African National HIV Prevalence, HIV Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey (SABSSM) 2012: Child 12-14 years - All provinces

This data set contains responses from individuals who are 12 to 14 years old who self-reported on the indicators related to HIV/AIDS behaviour and testing. The respondents' biographical data, school attendance, questions on media, communication and norms, knowledge and perceptions of HIV and AIDS, home environment, care and protection at school, sexual debut, attitudes and knowledge towards sexual roles, health questions, male circumcision, crime and social norms were included.

The data set contains 227 variables and 2273 cases.

Refer to the user guide for information regarding guidance relating to data analysis.

Subsequent to the dissemination of version 1 of the Child 12-14 data set the skip patterns for the data set were corrected and is disseminated as Version 2.

National Research and Experimental Development Survey (R&D) and other S&T related activities in Agriculture in South Africa 2010-11

This data set contains the aggregated data on Agriculture R&D and other S&T indicators by province as well as by government, higher education, not-for-profit organisations and science councils.

An Outcomes Evaluation of the NDC fruit processors factory in Tzaneen (NDC) 2016: Suppliers

This study did an evaluation of the socio-economic spillovers of the introduction of a fruit processing factory in Tzaneen. The data file contains responses from the suppliers to the NDC fruit processors factory. The data contains information regarding the supplier's demographics, business activity, job creation, source of merchandise and the market environment.

The data set contains 62 records and 66 variables.

Randomized controlled trial of a couples-based intervention to increase testing for HIV among heterosexual couples (CIC) 2012-14 in Vulindlela, South Africa

This dataset contains the responses of couples who participated in the randomised controlled trial of a Couples-based intervention study.

The questionnaire includes measurement of relationship domains such as satisfaction and communication, and measures pertaining to HIV and reproductive health (e.g., fertility intentions, HIV knowledge and risk perception, and sexual behaviour) and demographics.

The data contains 438 variables and 350 cases.

Intimate partner violence with township girls involved in a soccer programme 2016: Qualitative study (SKILLZ)

The data contains 26 transcripts of interviews and focus groups with high school learners in Soweto.

Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Research Seminars 2016-2017

The seminars focused on HSRC projects that were underway in 2016-2017 and related work being done elsewhere at the time of the seminar. The seminars addressed latest research, identified research gaps, suggested new research agendas and explored potential policy relevance. This data set includes the proceedings of the 10 seminars of 2016-2017. The following themes were covered:

30 June 2016 - Rebellion of the poor: Research, politics, policing and people

01 July 2016 - Rebellion of the poor: Research on protests: South Africa, Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine Compared

28 September 2016 - Researching youth languages in Africa

21 November 2016 - Capacity building for (community) engaged scholarship

23 November 2016 - Policy co-ordination and growth traps in a middle-income country setting: The case of South Africa

24 November 2016 - Best practice in male circumcision: The acknowledgement of traditional leaders as custodians

08 March 2017 - The 'Human Capital Pipeline' - Human capabilities and the South African System of Innovation

22 March 2017 - Towards a more equal society: Perspectives of educational inequality in South Africa

23 March 2017 - The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS): What does NIDS tell us about growing up in South Africa? A focus on children and youth

31 March 2017 - Intergenerational trauma and memory: Implications for social cohesion in contemporary South Africa

South African National HIV Prevalence, HIV Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey (SABSSM) 2012: Visiting point - All provinces

This data file contains household information about the people who usually lived in the household and slept there the previous night as per the time of the interview. Demographic variables were age, sex, marital status, race, language spoken, education status, main source of drinking water, energy for cooking, type of toilet facility. The data set contains 545 variables and 14919 cases.

Number of completed household interviews: 10908
Number of refusals from household head or other resident: 1320
Number of unoccupied households and invalid visiting points: 1155
Number of partly completed questionnaires, no one at home or eligible to complete questionnaire, incapacitated and other: 1371

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 Grade 9: Learner background (BSG) - South Africa as one of 39 countries

This data set contains the responses of grade 9 learners when asked questions referring to their background, i.e. home environment, parental involvement, their perceptions of their school, bullying, homework, etc. All learners were required to complete this questionnaire. The data file also includes learner mathematics and science scores.

The data set has 315 variables and was completed by 12514 learners.

Of the 300 sampled schools, 292 schools were included in the 2015 round of TIMSS, providing a response rate of 97%.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 Grade 9: Mathematics teacher (BTM) - South Africa as one of 39 countries

This data set contains mathematics teacher responses to the teacher background questionnaire, i.e. school emphasis on academic success, school environment, about being a teacher, about teaching the TIMSS class, etc. All mathematics teachers were required to complete this questionnaire.

The data set has 203 variables and was completed by 334 teachers.

Of the 300 sampled schools, 292 schools was realised providing a response rate of 97%.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 Grade 9: Science teacher (BTS) - South Africa as one of 39 countries

This data set contains science teacher responses to the teacher background questionnaire, i.e. school emphasis on academic success, school environment, about being a teacher, about teaching the TIMSS class, etc. All science teachers were required to complete this questionnaire.

The data set has 215 variables and was completed by 331 teachers.

Of the 300 sampled schools, 292 schools was realised providing a response rate of 97%.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 Grade 9: School background (BCG) - South Africa as one of 39 countries

This data set contains the responses of schools when asked questions referring to their background, i.e. school environment and characteristics, instructional time, resources and technology, school emphasis on academic success, etc. All schools were required to complete this questionnaire.

The data set has 108 variables and was completed by 292 schools.

Of the 300 sampled schools, 292 schools were included in the 2015 round of TIMSS, providing a response rate of 97%.