|Socio-economic impact of the global financial crisis on South Africa (OXFAM)
This study investigated the impacts of the global recession through its impacts on women, specifically poor women. The research therefore focused on the human and social dimensions of the crisis which are often drowned by research that centres on the macroeconomic progression of the crisis. In commissioning this work Oxfam was trying to respond to a research and monitoring gap that has been created by the dominate focus on national or macro-economic impacts of the crisis.
|South Africa - Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE)
The multi-country Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) is run by the World Health Organization's (WHO) Multi-Country Studies unit in the Innovation, Information, Evidence and Research Cluster in collaboration with various research organizations and Ministries of Health in some of the countries. SAGE is part of the unit's Longitudinal Study Programme which is compiling longitudinal data on the health and well-being of adult populations, and the ageing process, through primary data collection and secondary data analysis. SAGE baseline data (Wave 0, 2002/3) was collected as part of WHO's World Health Survey (WHS).
|South African Agricultural Business Innovation Survey (AgriBIS)
Innovation surveys are currently designed to measure the extent of innovative activity in the industry and service sectors of the economy and are based on the guidelines of the OECD/Eurostat Oslo Manual and the core EU Community Innovation Survey (CIS). These international guidelines for business innovation surveys are usually adapted by countries to meet their needs or conditions; making the innovation surveys a source of data for developing policies to enhance innovation. The South African Agricultural Business Innovation Survey follows the international OECD/Eurostat guidelines and methodology and is based on the core EU Community Innovation (CIS) with modifications and a few particular questions for the South African environment. Following the international methodology allows the results of the South African Agricultural Business Innovation Survey to be usefully compared with the results from other countries.
|South African Business Innovation Survey (INNOV)
Innovation surveys are currently designed to measure the extent of innovative activity in the industry and service sectors of the economy and are based on the guidelines of the OECD/Eurostat Oslo Manual and the core EU Community Innovation Survey (CIS). These international guidelines for business innovation surveys are usually adapted by countries to meet their needs or conditions; making the innovation surveys a source of data for developing policies to enhance innovation.
|South African Democracy Expert Survey (SADES) 2021
Given that existing global measures of democratic performance suffer from notable shortcomings, the Chicago Centre of Democracy (CCD) intends to construct a new index that is simpler, more transparent, and uses a more rational aggregation technique to assess democratic health in a country given that existing global measures of democratic performance suffer from notable shortcomings. The aim is for this index to be simple enough that non-technical individuals can understand it.
The CCD aims to complete regional surveys in seven countries: Brazil, Peru, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, and the United Kingdom to create a set of composite weightings of the democratic principles, such that CCD will develop scores for nearly every country in the world drawing on expert surveys.
|South African Identity document study 1998 (ID)
The study's objective was to determine the types of identity documents that potential voters possessed for the purposes of election planning. To help make sure free and fair elections, a common electoral register had to be created. All voters needed to have a green bar-coded identity document (ID). Furthermore, the study looked into voters' knowledge of the requirement for a green bar-coded ID and intent.
|South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) 2011-12
The South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES) was established as a continuous population health survey to address the changing health needs in the country and provide a broader and more comprehensive platform to study the health status of the nation on a regular basis.
|South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) 2011-12 Impact assessment
The HSRC assessed the impact of findings of the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) 2011-12. The overall objective of the impact evaluation was to analyse the outputs, the outcomes, and the broader societal impact of the findings of SANHANES-1 in respect of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The evaluation was limited, owing to resource constraints, to an analysis of the outputs, the outcomes and the broader societal impact of the findings of SANHANES-1 in respect only of NCDs, which the team determined to be a core component of the project.
|South African National HIV Prevalence, HIV Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey (SABSSM)
South Africa continues to have the largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world. This study intends to understand the determinants that lead South Africans to be vulnerable and susceptible to HIV, explore shifts over time against a complex of demographic and other variables, as well as allow for investigation of new areas.
|South African National Survey of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Publicly Funded Research Institutions - Inaugural Baseline Study (IP-TT): 2008-2014
The items selected for the body of this report reflect data from a maximum of 24 institutions (17 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and 7 Science Councils (SCs)), which answered the questions partially and fully.
|South African Poverty indicators 1996 - 2001 (SAPI)
The objective of this study was to provide an overview of South African poverty indicators between 1996 and 2001. Those households living in poverty have sunk deeper into poverty and the gap between rich and poor has widened.
Socio-Economic data sets from official national censuses were compared. The data originates from census 1996 and 2001.
The geographical units were standardized to the 2001 municipal boundaries.
The data covers the whole country at a municipal level for different time perio
|South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)
The South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) is a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey that has been conducted on an annual basis by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) since its inception in 2003.
SASAS was developed with international and local assistance, and modelled on similar long-standing attitudinal survey series in the UK (British Social Attitudes: BSA), the USA (General Social Survey: GSS) and Germany (German Social Survey: ALLBUS). The SASAS series is respected as a research infrastructure that provides a unique, long-term account of the changing nature of public values in modern South Africa. It therefore represents an important tool for better understanding our society and promoting evidence-based policies.
|South African Tourism Human Resource Development Skills Audit (THRD) 2016
The HSRC was commissioned by the National Department of Tourism (NDT) in partnership with Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) to undertake a Tourism Human Resource Development Skills Audit and to develop a Tourism Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa.
|Strengthening Women's Economic Empowerment in the Indian Ocean's Blue Economy (BEWEE)
This qualitative data set focuses on the Blue Economy as a vehicle for women's economic empowerment. the study highlights the necessity for sufficient data from all member states to understand the participation rate of women in key Blue Economy sectors in order to facilitate women's economic empowerment through the Blue Economy.
|TARMII-fp: A teaching tool for enhancing Literacy Assessment (TTTELA) 2014
The project involved the development of assessment software referred to as TARMIIfp to help foundation phase teachers in South Africa improve their teaching. The study asked the question 'to what extent do teachers' use the software to improve their learners literacy development? The research design involved selecting 20 experimental and 20 control schools within a district in four provinces (Limpopo, Free State, North West and Mpumalanga) in South Africa. Each of the experimental schools was given a computer installed with the software. Data were collected on learners literacy achievement levels at the beginning and at the end of the 2014 academic year from a random sample of 20 learners from each of the three foundation phase grades (grades1, 2 and 3 in the selected schools). The study also collected additional data during the post-test assessment on school poverty quintile, gender of learners and in grade 3, variables describing the socioeconomic background of learners.