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Constitutional Justice Project: Assessment of the impact of decisions of the South African Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal on the transformation of society (CJP) 2013-15

Gary David Pienaar, Nedson Pophiwa, Johannes Viljoen, Tracy Morrison, Benjamin Roberts, Jare Struwig, Modimowabarwa Barwa Kanyane, Narnia Bohler, Maria Elizabeth Wentzel, Vanessa Barolsky & Human Sciences Research Council, University Of Fort Hare
Description: Seventy qualitative interviews, involving 114 persons, were conducted with litigants of landmark socio-economic rights cases and other key role-players, including members of NGOs and Public Interest Litigation (PIL) firms. The aim was to ascertain experiences with regard to the socio-economic rights cases, including the cost and time taken to finalise these cases. In the fieldwork phase of the project, researchers canvassed the perspectives of a broad spectrum of stakeholders and social actors relevant to...

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2003: Questionnaire 1 - All provinces

Benjamin Roberts & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2003 (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 2497 records and 369 variables. Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services-education, health status, HIV/AIDS, health behaviour, moral issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables, nature...

Intimate partner violence with township girls involved in a soccer programme 2016: Qualitative study (SKILLZ)

Adam Leon Cooper, Benita Joy Moolman & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The data contains 26 transcripts of interviews and focus groups with high school learners in Soweto. Abstract: The study was an evaluation of a programme that combined girls soccer with an educational curriculum that simultaneously tackled the issues of intimate partner choice, gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS prevention. The dataset therefore provides rich accounts of intimate/romantic relations of youth in Soweto, the role of violence in these young peoples lives and the health services that...

Non-communicable disease screening and HIV testing and counselling in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (NCD) 2015

Alastair Van Heerden, Heidi Eve Van Rooyen & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The data set includes information on HIV status, Anthropometry, mental health, general health state, blood pressure, LDL Cholesterol, Rapid Glucose Assessment, pulse, Working memory, NCD risk factors, chronic condition and health service coverage and health care utilisation. The data set consists of 587 cases and 227 variables. Abstract: South Africa faces dual epidemics of HIV and non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs; hypertension, diabetes, obesity). Differentiated care for HIV, community health workers providing testing and linkage...

We look out for our children, Caregiver (SIZE) 2010-12. Msunduzi Municipality - KwaZulu-Natal

Alastair Van Heerden, Heidi Eve Van Rooyen, Benjamin Roberts & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: This dataset contains information on 1899 caregivers from the 1961 households that participated in the household survey. However, to facilitate linking, the HHIDs of households completing the household survey were added to this file with no data. Abstract: 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...

Randomized controlled trial of a couples-based intervention to increase testing for HIV among heterosexual couples (CIC) 2012-14 in Vulindlela, South Africa

Heidi Eve Van Rooyen & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: This dataset contains the responses of couples who participated in the randomised controlled trial of a Couples-based intervention study. The questionnaire includes measurement of relationship domains such as satisfaction and communication, and measures pertaining to HIV and reproductive health (e.g., fertility intentions, HIV knowledge and risk perception, and sexual behaviour) and demographics. The data contains 438 variables and 350 cases. Abstract: The prevalence for HIV in South Africa is 18% among 15-49 year old...

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

Vasudhevan Reddy & Agricultural Research Council, Human Sciences Research Council
Description: 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. Abstract: This study...

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

Tracy Morrison & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: 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. Abstract: The focus of this research project is on planned same-gendered families and centres on the parenthood decisions (i.e., the choice of whether or not to be a father and associated decisions) of gay or bisexual identified men. This research focus is underpinned by the...

The evaluation of peer education in Western Cape schools (EPEP): A longitudinal study 2013 - Time 0

Sharlene Swartz, Benita Joy Moolman & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: 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. This is the first data set obtained from three phases of collections which were analysed to explore whether peer education in our sample of schools had achieved the set objectives. It contains 286 variables and 2951 cases. The following...

Social attitudes towards same-sex sexuality in South Africa (SASS): A qualitative pilot study of black South Africans 2013 - Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape

Vasudhevan Reddy & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: In the pilot study we conducted in-depth interviews to find out about people's beliefs and attitudes towards same-sex sexuality. This helped us to gain an in-depth understanding of attitudes towards same-sex sexuality so that we can develop a comprehensive, integrated and adaptive set of questions that could be used to quantify attitudes toward same-sex sexuality in Africa. We conducted interviews across four major cities, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban, with 8 interviews per...

Raising visibility of lesbian, bisexual and other Women who have Sex with Women (WSW) 2010-11: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Vasudhevan Reddy & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The WSW 2010-2011 qualitative data set contains 24 interview transcriptions. This data set is not available for download any more. Please contact datahelp@hsrc.ac.za for enquiries. Abstract: Women who have sex with women (WSW) in Southern Africa, including women who identify as lesbian or bisexual, or who have same-sex desires for persons of the same gender are at the brunt of discrimination and oppression in patriarchal, heterosexist societies. This also applies to women in South...

Young Fathers (YF) 2008: Experiences of fatherhood in the context of poverty in SA - A phenomenological and ecological investigation - KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape

Sharlene Swartz & Human Sciences Research Council, Save The Children Sweden
Description: This data file contains 52 transcripts of interviews with young fathers and 4 transcripts of social network interviews of young fathers' social support networks. This data set is not available for download any more. Please contact datahelp@hsrc.ac.za for enquiries. Abstract: This study, funded by Save the Children Sweden, provides an in-depth portrait of the representations and experiences of impoverished young men in the South African context who became fathers as teenagers. Specifically, it answered...

Status of the Youth Survey (SYR) 2003 - All provinces in South Africa

Monde Makiwane, Lizette Phillips-Reynard, Linda Richter, Michele Tania Williams & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The study makes assessments of the state of young people in South Africa in relation to education, economic and civic participation, and health and wellbeing. The study consisted of a literature review, secondary data analysis and a nationally representative survey of 3 541 young people aged 18-35 years. Abstract: 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....

African Early Child Development Assessment Resource (ECDRES) 2007

Andrew Dawes & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The resource which includes descriptions of tests used to assess a range of functions together with African research and standardisation data, is available as a searchable on-line portal. Abstract: Child development researchers working in African face a unique set of challenges in understanding developmental phenomena: our research often deals with infections and nutritional deficits which severely affect the healthy development of children; we work in culturally and linguistically varied environments; and we have very...

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

Arvinkumar Bhana & Human Sciences Research Council, National Institute Of Alcohol And Alcohol Abuse
Description: 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. Abstract: The project 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...

Using CHAMP to prevent youth HIV risk in South Africa. Collaborative HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Project (CHAMP) 2003-06: Adult measures - KwaZulu-Natal

Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The adult data set includes the responses of 478 adolescents in families of which the responses have been recorded of manual-based sessions done on groups of families with pre-adolescent children (9-11 years) and evaluated using a treatment versus no treatment repeated-measures design. Each session of the manual covers ten topics that include children's rights and responsibilities; parental styles; communication; puberty; hard to talk about issues; risky environmental influences; understanding HIV/AIDS; dealing with stigma; surviving...

Baseline patient satisfaction survey in 266 clinics located in three health districts of the Eastern Cape: Amathole, OR Tambo and Chris Hani 2008 (EC-PSS 2008)

Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, Adlai Steven Davids, Karl Peltzer & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The Eastern Cape Department of Health commissioned the HSRC for a patient satisfaction survey (PSS) to assess patient perceptions, expectations and satisfaction. The aim was to conduct a PSS in three health districts. This was conducted as a descriptive study, and the clinic sample was purposive. A survey was utilised as an instruments to identify issues for quality improvement initiatives. The data set contains 19401 cases with 96 variables. Abstract: Background: The Eastern Cape...

Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) 2007-08 Wave 1 - All provinces in South Africa

Karl Peltzer, Marguerite Schneider, Monde Makiwane, Khangelani Zuma, Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The data sets included in the SAGE 2007-08 study comprised household survey data, household members survey data and individual survey data. 396 of 600 targeted EAs (66%) were realised. WHO ID Number: ZAF-WHO-SAGE-2007-v01 Abstract: SAGE Wave 1 (2007/08) provides a comprehensive data set on the health and well-being of adults in six low and middle-income countries: China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation and South Africa. Objectives: To obtain reliable, valid and comparable health, health-related...

South African HIV/AIDS, Behavioural Risks, Sero-status, and Mass Media Impact Survey (SABSSM) 2002: Adult and youth data - All provinces

Olive Shisana & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The adult and youth data of the SABSSM 2002 study cover information from adults and youths 15 years and older on topics ranging from biographical information, media and communication, male circumcision, marital status and marriage practice, partner and partner characteristics, sexual behaviour and practices, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), sexual orientation, interpersonal communication, practices around widowhood, knowledge and perceptions of HIV and AIDS, stigma, hospitalisation and health status. The data set consists of 643...

HIV/AIDS Educators study (ELRC) 2005: Educators data - All provinces in South Africa

Olive Shisana & Education Labour Relations Council, Human Sciences Research Council, Medical Research Council (MRC)
Description: This data set has 21,358 records and 609 variables addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS on educators in South African public schools. It contains the Biographic data, teaching responsibilities, work load, impact of HIV on educators, absenteeism, morale and job satisfaction, training and support, substance use, violence within schools, sexual behaviour, male condom accessibility, HIV/AIDS knowledge, communication about HIV/AIDS, risk perception, Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT), tuberculosis, health service utilisation and HIV status. The data...

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

Olive Shisana & Human Sciences Research Council, Medical University Of Southern Africa
Description: 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...

South African Tourism Human Resource Development Skills Audit Review: Higher Education and Training Institutions Survey (THRD) 2016 - All provinces

Shirin Yousuff Motala, Norval Stewart Ngandu, Irma Booyens & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The data set contains 201 variables and 35 Higher Education and Training Educators completed the web-based online survey. Abstract: The HSRC was commissioned by the National Department of Tourism in partnership with CATHSSETA to undertake a Tourism Human Resource Development Skills Audit and to develop a Tourism Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa. A mix methods approach was adopted to facilitate the data gathering process including primary and secondary qualitative and quantitative data...

An Outcomes Evaluation of the NDC fruit processors factory in Tzaneen (NDC) 2016: Suppliers

Evans Ngosa Mupela, Norval Stewart Ngandu & Human Sciences Research Council
Description: This study did an evaluation of the socio-economic spillovers of the introduction of a fruit processing factory in Tzaneen. The data file contains responses from the suppliers to the NDC fruit processors factory. The data contains information regarding the supplier's demographics, business activity, job creation, source of merchandise and the market environment. The data set contains 62 records and 66 variables. Abstract: This study did an evaluation of the socio-economic spillovers of the introduction...

Early Childhood Development Forums - Save the Children South Africa Wentworth ECD Centre Audit (ECDF) 2011 - KwaZulu-Natal

Save The Children South Africa
Description: The data set contains the responses of the 16 ECD centres that participated in the 2011 Audit and includes 276 variables. A report for this study, 'Documentation of an Early Childhood Development Forum Approach A Study of the Save the Children South Africa Early Childhood Development Forum Model Report to Save the Children, South Africa May 2014', can be obtained from Mari van der Merwe at the following email address: MvanderMerwe@savethechildren.org.za Abstract: Forums in...

Early Childhood Development Programming in the City of Johannesburg: From measurement to action (ECDP) 2014

Shirin Yousuff Motala, Norval Stewart Ngandu, Mimi Ndokweni & City Of Johannesburg, Human Sciences Research Council
Description: The data set contains the responses of the 381 ECD centres included in the City of Johannesburg (COJ) 2014 Audit. The study targeted all ECD centres in 17 wards identified as a priority by CoJ. GPS coordinates, ECD centre name, interviewee and staff names, the landline telephone number, cellphone number, fax number and email address of the ECD centre, as well as the website address and physical address and names of towns/villages were removed...

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