|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.
|The evaluation of peer education in Western Cape schools: A longitudinal study (EPEP)
The purpose of this data collection was to measure change in attitudes, knowledge and behaviour of Grade 8 and Grade 9 learners on a set of pre-identified indicators in relation to peer education and HIV/AIDS. Three phases of data collection were conducted including baseline data at time0, time1 and time2 respectively. These data were analysed to explore whether peer education in our sample of schools had achieved the set objectives.
|The Evaluation of the Expanded Public Works Programme II (EPWP II) 2009-2014 in KwaZulu-Natal, with specific reference to the Socio-Economic Impact of the Programme
Public employment programmes (PEPs) or (public works programmes (PWPs) remain a popular policy instrument globally and particularly in developing countries as a short term measure for tackling unemployment and alleviating poverty. They are premised on the notion that employment will directly impact household livelihoods through access to wages, while it will more broadly act as a stimulus for the economy.
|The improvement of maternal and child morbidity and mortality surveillance system of South Africa (MIMMS) 2014-15 Gap analysis
This project was conceived to investigate the functionality of the South African civil registration and vital statistics system, and to identify those shortcomings that undermine its effectiveness and accuracy in the surveillance of birth and death statistics relative to expectant mothers, infants and children. Through a Gap analysis the challenges, bottlenecks and short circuits (the 'gaps') within the surveillance system that serve to compromise the efficiency and effectiveness of the system were identified.
|The moral ecology of South Africa's township youth (IKASI) 2004-05: Western Cape
This study offers a complex youth ethnography of the moral sphere that explores how young people living in a context of poverty understand the concept of morality and how this construction facilitates their processes of moral formation.
|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
The study addresses a human and social development component within the agricultural Research Council-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (OVI) New Generation Vaccine programme study: Livestock Vaccines Against Viral Diseases for Developing Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
|The State Of Mpumalanga Population Report (MPPOP)
Four Individual interviews with government officials and 6 Focus group interviews with youth participants of Mpumalanga were conducted to compile a comprehensive state of the population report.
|The Status of the Youth Report (SYR)
The Status of the Youth Report (SYR) 2003-2004 was commissioned by the Umsobomvu Youth Fund as a background document against which to make future, regular assessments of the state of young people in South Africa.
The study makes assessments of the state of young people in South Africa in relation to education, economic and civic participation, and health and well-being. The study consisted of a literature review, secondary data analysis and a nationally representative survey of 3 541 young people aged 18-35 years. In addition to the report, an advocacy tool titled `Where we're at and where we're going: Young People in South Africa in 2005' relates the main findings of the study to the policy environment and to attempts by government to transform policy into practice.
|Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
TIMSS is a project of the International Association for the Evaluation of International Achievement (IEA), an organization that has been conducting cross-national assessment studies of mathematics and science knowledge of fourth and eighth grades every four years since 1995. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has co-ordinated and managed the South African part of the study.
|Twenty-year Review of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) 2016
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) celebrated its 20th year of existence in 2016. In order to assist with a review of this period in the life of the Chapter 9 institution, the CGE commissioned the Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to conduct research to mark its 20th year.
|We look out for our children, South Africa (SIZE) 2010-12. Msunduzi Municipality - KwaZulu-Natal
More than two decades after the end of Apartheid, the well-being of South African children is still in a precarious state. An emerging body of research examines the role that poverty and HIV/AIDS play in household functioning, parental illness and death, children's adverse experiences and children's health, education and psychosocial development (e.g. Birdthistle, 2004, Foster & Williamson, 2000; Richter, 2004; Williamson, 2000).