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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) 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) 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) 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

Investigating employer interaction with the Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA) 2013 - All provinces

The data set contains information from employers who have registered vacancies on the ESSA database and covers topics regarding the size and location of their industries, the profile of the work force, experience with ESSA and other recruitment channels used.

The data set contains 265 cases and 94 variables. 265 of the 605 employers realised providing a 43.8% realisation.

Framework for the development of an annual development report for the National Development Agency (FDADR) 2013: All provinces in South Africa

This is a qualitative study which conducted a total of 5 in-depth interviews. Organisations have been selected as respondents based on their experience and knowledge of development work in South Africa.

Gendered Dimensions of Farming Systems of small-scale livestock keepers (GDFS) 2014: Limpopo and Mpumalanga. A qualitative study

The data comprises of 26 individual interviews and 5 focus group transcriptions.

Originally 20 individuals were targeted (across the 2 research areas), and researchers eventually obtained 24 in-depth interviews. In other words, if interested individuals were willing to participate, the opportunity was used to gain further insights.

Two of the 24 individual interviews and one focus group interview ran into 2 files each which results in a total of 31 transcriptions.

Gendered Dimensions of Farming Systems of small-scale livestock keepers (GDFS) 2014: Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Quantitative data

The data contains household demographic and income and spending data, household information on livestock kept, animal healthcare practices, animal diseases dealt with, and knowledge around animal health and disease.

The data set consists of 85 cases and 665 variables.

Gay men's parenthood choices (GMPC) 2015: An exploratory study - Gauteng and Western Cape

The data set consists of 21 transcribed interviews in which 24 gay men were interviewed. 18 of the interviews were one-on-one interviews whilst couples were interviewed in 3 interviews.

The impact of HIV-AIDS on the health sector 2002: Adult data - All provinces in South Africa

The data set contains adult patients' data- demographic, morbidity, behavioural, environmental and data on health facilities (i.e. type, province and health district). Patient biographic data (age, sex, race, residence, nationality, language, type of dwelling, education, employment, income, religion, marital status, etc.). Data on history of hospitalisation of patient and data on patients health status like weight, STIs, pregnancy etc. and symptoms/diseases that had prompted patients to seek medical and health care. Behavioural data includes sexual partnerships, condom use, alcohol/ drug use and circumcision that predisposes one towards infection with HIV.
Environmental data on pollution, living on farms and access to clean drinking water and food as well as data on HIV status was collected.

The data contains 192 variables and 1534 cases.

The impact of HIV-AIDS on the health sector 2002: Child data - All provinces in South Africa

The data set contains child patients' data - demographic, morbidity, behavioural, environmental and data on health facilities (i.e. name, type, and province and health district). Patient biographic data (age, sex, race, residence, nationality, refugee status, place of birth, language, type of dwelling, education, employment; religion, orphan hood status, marital status of parents, etc.). Data on history of hospitalisation of patient and data on patients health status like weight loss, diarrhoea etc. and symptoms/diseases that had prompted patients to seek medical and health care. Furthermore environmental data on pollution, living on farms and access to clean drinking water and food was collected as well as data on HIV status.

The data contains 108 variables and 415 cases.

The impact of HIV-AIDS on the health sector 2002: Health facilities data - All provinces in South Africa

The questions contained in the health facility questionnaire were asked of 218 respondents (each representing one facility) from each of the facilities in the sample.Topics included in the questionnaires are: facility information, health institution (e.g. type), ownership of the health institution, location, size, services, human resources, turnover, admission rates, HIV/AIDS care, TB treatment, STDs treatment, cost of health care, drug utilization, laboratory supplies and utilization, resistance testing, blood transfusion services.

The data contains 351 variables and 218 cases.

The impact of HIV-AIDS on the health sector 2002: Health workers data - All provinces in South Africa

The data set contains data collected from professional and non-professional health workers pertaining to biographical information of respondent, workload, job satisfaction, staff morale, working hours, absence from work during the past year, caring for HIV/AIDS patients, HIV/AIDS-related policies/procedures, fear of transmitting/contracting HIV/AIDS through contact, spouse/colleagues feelings and stigma.

There are additional variables in the data set, which include sector, HIV test results and weight.

HIV and Alcohol Prevention in Schools (HAPS) 2003-08 - KwaZulu-Natal

This data set contains the responses of students in the ninth grade which involves testing two successful prevention curricula, namely, Amazing Alternatives, which is a peer-focused alcohol prevention curriculum, and the modified Reducing the Risk curriculum, a skills-based HIV-prevention curriculum.

It contains 290 variables and 1319 cases.

Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Research Seminars 2014-2015

The seminars focused on HSRC projects that were underway in 2014-2015 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 2014-2015. The following themes were covered:

17 September 2014 - Knowledge Generation and Innovation in the Humanities

16 October 2014 - Measuring Multiple Deprivation at a Small Area Level in South Africa: A Springboard for Tackling Deprivation in the Eastern Cape

02 December 2014 - The Current State of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in South Africa: Research Findings and Implications for Programme Development

09 December 2014 - Critical Perspectives on the ASSAf Humanities Consensus Report

02 March 2015 - Substance Abuse, Harm Prevention and Harm Reduction: Setting a Research Agenda

03 March 2015 - Spatial Measures of Socio-economic Inequality in South Africa

10 March 2015 - Human and Social Dynamics: The Role of the Social Sciences in Science Engagement

11 March 2015 - Public Engagement for Good Governance: The Role of the Humanities

24 March 2015 - (Un)healthy diets - A Tale of Misinformation or Competing Interests?

27 March 2015 - Food, Nutrition, and Care: Security During the First 1,000 days