Projects with data sets

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).
The data and documentation is available for download from the WHO website at

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 Identity document study (ID) 1998 - All provinces

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC), was established under conditions of Chapter 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa during 1998. A voters' roll needed to be generated to ensure free and fair elections. All voters should be in possession of a green bar-coded identity document (ID) if they wanted to register as a voter and if they wanted to vote in the 1999 election.

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.
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.