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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.

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

Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Research Seminars 2015-2016

The seminars focused on HSRC projects that were underway in 2015-2016 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 2015-2016. The following themes were covered:

25 April 2015 - The role of government in an unequal world

26 August 2015 - The meaning of democracy in post-1994 rural South Africa: examples from research conducted in the Eastern Cape

27 August 2015 - The meaning of democracy in post-1994 rural South Africa: Policy implications of research conducted in the Eastern Cape and its impact on the Xhalanga District Court judgement

11 September 2015 - Terrorism, New Militarisms, and Human Rights - Transdisciplinary Approaches

14 September 2015 - Assessments of Social Inequality across Time and Countries

15 September 2015 - Attitudes Towards Social Inequality: Hopes, Fears and Global Prospects

16 November 2015 - The role of science councils in realizing national development goals

25 November 2015 - Exploring policy and practice for a gender responsive mining sector

27 November 2015 Bringing cognitive justice and restorative action in public policy making

17 March 2016 - A new social imaginary and subjectivities for a diverse, socially just world: some interventions

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

Quality Learning Project (QLP) 2004 Gr9-11 Learner background: South Africa - National study

The data set contains the data from the learner background questionnaire, e.g. Learner profile, support received and learner participation, learner education and other background, school environment, reading proficiency, textbooks and learning materials, English and Mathematics class conditions.

There were 378 variables and 6196 cases (2386 grade 9 and 3810 grade 11 learners).

Slight differences occur between the realized sample as stated in the reports and those that appear in the published data. Cases were omitted in the learner questionnaire data if a paired learner test was not available. Learners who were absent on the testing would not have their background information included in the data.

Quality Learning Project (QLP) 2004 Mathematics educator: South Africa - National study

The topics included in the educators' contextual questionnaire covered e.g. biographical information, qualification, teaching experience, professional development, number of classes and periods, percentage time spent on activities during and after school, tests/exams and homework, learner's educational background, attitude of learners towards learning, negative factors on Mathematics teaching, involvement of parents, class profile - size of classes and type of facilities, Mathematics syllabus, improved assessment practices, effective use of learning support materials, and curriculum monitoring.

The data file consists of 306 variables and 149 cases.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2004: Combined data with individual weight - All provinces

The harmonised core module data are available in the combined dataset. The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2004 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The combined data set contains 5583 records and 255 variables.

Core topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services and local government, health status, HIV/AIDS, health behavior, moral and religious issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

This version of the combined dataset should be used where analysis is to be performed at individual level.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2004: Combined data with household weight - All provinces

The harmonised core module data are available in the combined dataset. The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2004 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The combined data set contains 5583 records and 255 variables.

Core topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services and local government, health status, HIV/AIDS, health behavior, moral and religious issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

This version of the combined dataset should be used where analysis is to be performed at household level.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2004: Questionnaire 1 - All provinces

The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2004 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The data set contains 2799 records and 343 variables.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services and local government, health status, HIV/AIDS, health behaviour, moral and religious issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

Rotating modules are: International Social Surveys Programme (ISSP) module, environment, democracy part 2, poverty.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2004: Questionnaire 2 - All provinces

The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2004 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The data set contains 2784 records and 336 variables.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services and local government, health status, HIV/AIDS, health behavior, moral and religious issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

Rotating modules are: International Social Surveys Programme (ISSP) module, environment, democracy part 2, poverty.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2005: Combined data with individual weight - All provinces

The harmonised core module data are available in the combined dataset. The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2005 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The combined data set contains 5734 records and 167 variables.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, national identity, public services, moral and religious issues, crime, voting, water, demographics and other classificatory variables.

This version of the combined dataset should be used where analysis is to be performed at individual level.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2005: Combined data with household weight - All provinces

The harmonised core module data are available in the combined dataset. The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2005 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The combined data set contains 5734 records and 167 variables.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, national identity, public services, moral and religious issues, crime, voting, water, demographics and other classificatory variables.

This version of the combined dataset should be used where analysis is to be performed at household level.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2005: Questionnaire 1 - All provinces

The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2005 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The data set contains 2850 records and 311 variables.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, national identity, public services-education, moral issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

Rotating modules are: International Social Surveys Programme (ISSP) module – Work orientation, intergroup relations, Soccer World Cup, democracy part 2, water services and poverty.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2005: Questionnaire 2 - All provinces

The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2005 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The data set contains 2884 records and 313 variables.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, national identity, public services, moral issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

Rotating modules are: International Social Surveys Programme (ISSP) module – Work orientation, intergroup relations, Soccer World Cup, democracy part 2, water services and poverty.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2006: Combined data with individual weight - All provinces

The harmonised core module data are available in the combined data set. The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2006 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The combined data set contains 5843 records and 157 variables.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services, moral issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

This version of the combined dataset should be used where analysis is to be performed at individual level.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2006: Combined data with household weight - All provinces

The harmonised core module data are available in the combined dataset. The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2006 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The combined data set contains 5843 records and 157 variables.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services, moral issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

This version of the combined dataset should be used where analysis is to be performed at household level.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2006: Questionnaire 1 - All provinces

The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2006 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The data set contains 2904 records and 379 variables.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services, moral issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

Rotating modules are: communication, national identity, social exclusion, poverty, tourism and leisure, media and communication, work and welfare.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2006: Questionnaire 2 - All provinces

The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2006 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each.

The data set contains 2939 records and 388 variables.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services, moral issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

Rotating modules are: communication, International Social Surveys Programme (ISSP) module, national identity, social exclusion, poverty, tourism and leisure, media and communication, work and welfare.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2009: Questionnaire 1 - All provinces

The questions contained in SASAS questionnaires one for 2009 were asked of approximately 3500 respondents.

Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, intergroup relations, public services: education, moral issues, crime and safety, disability, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables.

The data set has 3305 cases and 361 variables.

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2012: Questionnaire 3 - All provinces

Topics covered in the questionnaire are: family and changing gender roles (ISSP module); perception of poverty and inequality; necessities for children; family cohesion; community perception and involvement; views of marriage and relationships; views on children and parenting; respondent relationship with partner; voting and party preference; respondent characteristics, household characteristics.

The data set for dissemination contains 2547 cases and 535 variables.

Subsequent to the dissemination of version 1 of this data set an embargo was imposed on the data. Incorrect codes for Q16, Q62, Q154d, Q155c, Q261, Q266a, Q266c, Q266d were edited and 7 redundant variables were deleted from the data file. A new data set is disseminated as version 2.

Subsequent to the dissemination of version 2 of this data set it was discovered that an error had occurred during the merging of the weighting variable into the data file. The weight variable as well as province and geographic location (geotype) were updated with the correct information. The "Dignity, poverty and social grants" module from questionnaire three were deleted from the data set owing to owner's permission. A new data set is disseminated as version 3.

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 5: Numeracy (ASG) - South Africa as one of 39 countries

This data set contains learner responses to the learner background questionnaire as well as learner mathematics scores.

The data set has 213 variables and 10 932 learners.

Of the 300 sampled schools, 297 schools were included in the 2015 round of TIMSS at the Grade 5 level, 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%.

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%.

Spatial aspects of unemployment in South Africa 1991-2011 (UNEMPL): Municipalities - All provinces

This is aggregated data of individuals or households. The data originates from the South African censuses of 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2011, as well as the community survey of 2007. The geographical units were standardised to the 2005 municipal boundaries so that spatial measuring was consistent. The data therefore covers the whole country at a municipal level for different time periods. The major variables focus on employment status.

The data set consists of 156 variables and 257 cases. It contains the same socio-economic variables for different time periods, namely 1991, 1996, 2001, 2007 and 2011.

Combined ranking - municipalities were ranked for each year, i.e. 1991, 1996, 2001, 2007 and 2011, in terms of unemployment rate and assigned a rank value. The combined unemployment ranking is calculated by adding up the ranking per individual year.

Population density - this was calculated by dividing the total population of a municipality in 1991 by the area and the answer is expressed as number of people per square kilometer.

Urban - the number of urban people in an area in a specific year.

Rural - the number of rural people in an area in a specific year.

Per capita income - the per capita income in a specific area and year.

The linking of different census geographies was done by using areal interpolation to transfer data from one set of boundaries to another. The 2005 municipality boundaries were used as the common denominator and it is part of a spatial hierarchy developed by Statistics SA for the 2001 census.